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Howard F. Pierpont, CBCP, CRCL


Howard is President and Chief Education Officer of the Institute. With a 35-year background in business management, information technology, security and corporate leadership, Howard holds numerous credentials including Certified Business Continuity Planner and Community Recovery Assistance Crew Leader.





Bascombe J. Wilson, CEM

Bascombe is Executive Vice President, Chief of International Programs and Director of Research for the Institute.  He has over 40 years' experience in preparedness programs with federal, state and local agencies, and has held the Certified Emergency Manager credential since 1995.


Bascombe is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel with experience managing global telecommunications and regional disaster planning and response teams. He has provided preparedness assistance to senior leadership at some of the largest corporations in the world and has also assisted local utilities, small business, tribal governments and counties throughout the U.S. in a variety of preparedness efforts, employee training programs and disaster recovery operations. He is author of one of the definitive texts in the field of preparedness, titled Disaster Emergency Communications.

Institute Leadership

In recent years, he has led dozens of comprehensive community preparedness and business continuity workshops throughout the U.S, working closely with federal, state and local officials as well as representatives from private business and nonprofit organizations.

Howard in an instructor and charter member of the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience (ICOR) and has done extensive research and consulting in the field of supply chain risk assessment and management.

Howard is widely acknowledged as "America's Business Continuity Coach."

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