Tim Bonno, a member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.  He currently is employed as a Business Continuity Program Analyst in the insurance industry.  Tim is also a business continuity and emergency management consultant, specializing in the development and delivery of training and education.  He teaches Incident Command System (ICS), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) , Continuity of Operations (COOP) for Tribal Governments, and various other Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Professional Development Series courses.  Previously, Tim enjoyed a successful 30+ year career with a Fortune 50 telecommunications company where he held a variety of positions including leading the company’s business continuity and emergency management efforts.  It was during that time he successfully integrated CERT into a corporate environment and subsequently worked with many communities across the United States promoting CERT.

Fifteen years ago, Tim co-founded the business continuity professional group “MidAmerica Contingency Planning Forum (MCPF)” in St. Louis, Missouri and serves again as its current President.  He has recently been named to the Editorial Board of the Disaster Recovery Guide.  Several articles Tim has written on various business continuity and emergency management topics have been published in trade journals.

Tim serves as the Training Lead and a Ground Search member of the Eureka Fire Protection District’s Search and Rescue Team which was deployed to Joplin, Missouri following the devastating tornado earlier this year.

You are encouraged to connect with Tim Bonno on Linkedin at www.linkedin.com/in/timbonno, read his blog at www.timbonno.wordpress.com, or follow him on Twitter.



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