• IN MEMORIAL

    Remembering my friend and colleague Kenneth Bibbins.

    In the many chapters of our personal and professional lives, few people leave a lasting impression. Kenneth R. Bibbins was one such special person for me and those who knew him. In our brief five year friendship, Kenneth we shared a deep passion for making a difference in the lives of people in disasters.

     

    A New Orleans native, Kenneth survived hurricane Katrina and played a major role in the city's recovery. More importantly, he advocated for and worked tirelessly on initiatives and programs to help prepare children cope with the trauma of violence, neglect, abuse, and disaster trauma. Author of Hopper's Disaster Adventure Series, and creator of PrepBiz, a gamification concept aimed at children in disasters, Kenneth and I shared a bond and special friendship that I will cherish always.

     

    Kenneth's positive, can do spirit continues to be with me as I endeavor to carry out the dreams and hopes we pursued so passionately every day.

     

    Godspeed my dear friend and I'll see you on the other side.

  • ABOUT ME

    I pursue passions not paychecks.

    My career in emergency management and business continuity has been an incredible journey. I've been blessed to work with some of the best professionals in the industry, learning and collaborating to transform organizations and protect and prepare communities.

     

    Throughout my career I have developed lifelong friendships, and my awesome family has supported and encouraged me through all the ups and downs. I believe our work as emergency managers is a special calling that transcends our own personal pursuits, fueled by a deeper desire to make a difference for people in disasters.

     

    I would love to work with you to pursue these aims. Only after we have done all we can to prepare, can we then leave the outcome to the Creator.

     

    Vince Davis

  • EXPERIENCE

    Companies I've worked with :

    Corporate Manager

    Workplace Resiliency

    Developing a disaster resilient culture at the one of the world's fastest growing companies, caring for the needs of employees to be prepared so we can continue to serve our customers.

    Senior Emergency Manager

    Network Entertainment

    Sony is a global leader in entertainment. I developed disaster response and business resiliency programs for the company's North America corporate locations.

    Preparedness and Response Manager

    Asset Protection and Business Continuity

    Design emergency preparedness, response, and business continuity framework for the worlds largest retail pharmacy chain's 8,600 stores, distribution facilities, and corporate centers in the U.S.

    Senior Consultant

    Asset Protection and Business Continuity

    Project lead for development of the Regional Catastrophic Incident Coordination Plan for FEMA, planning for evacuation and mass care of citizens in 16 counties in the Chicagoland area following a major disaster.

    Regional Preparedness Manager

    Greater Chicago Chapter

    Spearheaded capacity building initiatives for shelter site, public private partnerships, and community management. Conducted research and developed the Regional Emergency Preparedness Report for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Go-To-2040 community resiliency effort.

    External Affairs Manager

    Greater Chicago Chapter

    Organized, trained and led field teams on community relations deployments for 11 Presidential disasters. Managed external affairs, public information and agency events and initiatives as a member of Region V Administrator staff.

    Public Affairs Specialist

    Sate Area Command

    Developed relationships with media representatives, maintained a robust community relations program. Served as public spokesperson for Guard units during military events and incidents statewide.

  • THINGS I DO

    DIVERSITY and INCLUSION

    Ensuring social equity in the continuum of disasters

    To achieve a culture of preparedness the emergency management profession must be more representative of the communities we serve. This “diversity gap” in emergency management leads to inequities in administering disaster relief programs, community resilience, and further despair for underserved populations that are already struggling to cope.

     

    Today, less than 7% of directors in our profession are people of color, and a larger percentage (29%) are women.

    CORPORATE RESILIENCE PLANNING

    Protecting your business and employees

    I'll help you craft your strategic framework for a comprehensive emergency management, business continuity, and crisis management planning that reflects your company's unique culture and brand voice. I'll also create engaging content and design actionable programs and processes that will help your employees, facilities, and stakeholders prepare for emergencies.

    COMMUNITY DISASTER LITERACY

    Creating a true culture of preparedness

    Having a disaster kit is an incredible convenience that for people of limited means can be an illusive goal. Every person, however, can benefit from knowing the real risks that could impact their safety, and how to make informed decisions before, during, and after an emergency.

     

    Safety should be available to everyone regardless of their socioeconomic status. Every community is different but not everyone can simply convey the importance of literacy, and how to access resources to keep their families and communities safe.

     

    More than convenience, preparing for emergencies is a mindset, combining subtle changes in attitude, behavior, and habits that become a part of a shared new normal of living prepared.

  • TESTIMONIALS

    WHAT PEOPLE SAY

    Charles Sharp

    CEO Black Emergency Managers Association

    "Vince is one of the most talented creatives I've ever worked with. He is the rare combination of big picture thinker and skilled executional planner. He is one of the most respected voices in our profession, and has a passion for serving the interests of marginalized people."

    Dr. Jacqueline McBride

    Founder International Network of Women in Emergency Management

    Vince is a highly motivated, caring, and action-oriented person; who will deliver excellence in any endeavor he embraces. His passion and documented works for the underserved disaster survivors is a testimony of his leadership."

     

     

    Sean M. Scott

    Author - The Red Guide To Disaster Recovery

    "Vince is a visionary and thought leader in the world of emergency management, disaster preparedness, and resiliency. Having worked public and private sectors, Vince literally wrote the book on disaster resiliency and clearly understands what works and what doesn't."

     

     

     

     

  • PUBLICATIONS

    Books and publications I've authored

    Amazon

    Originally published in 2012, Lost and Turned Out outlines the issues and challenges of the underserved (below poverty, elderly, children, people of color, the disabled, limited English speakers and transportation challenged) citizens in disasters. Moreover it provides solutions on how to support disaster literacy and empower communities to care for themselves and create better outcomes.

     

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    Heritage Publishing

    A collaboration with National Tribal Emergency Management Council and other native stakeholders, the Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook was designed to provide a ready resource to prepare and plan for disasters. The Native American population faces unique challenges because many still live in austere conditions on remote reservations, where few have access to high speed internet services, The 66-page color Handbook provides quick tips, Native resources, and a family plan template. Click the Image To Order.

    Native Public Media

    Broadcasters in Indian country are often small operations with limited staff to produce, edit, and provide broadcast ready copy, especially during emergencies. In collaboration with Native Public Media, we developed the Emergency Communications Guidebook to help Native radio and TV outlets better prepare to go on air quickly when emergencies happen. The Guidebook includes script templates for most frequent major disasters, and a station emergency plan template. It serves as a training tool for new and current Native broadcasters.

     

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  • ENDORSEMENTS

    Here are a few of many outstanding partners I support 

    Women In Emergency Management

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Dr. Jackie McBride's passion for supporting women in the profession is unsurpassed, and she's a loyal advocate, an amazing teacher and a great voice for empowerment of women everywhere.

    Research and Action in Resiliency

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Chauncia Willis and Curtis Brown, two of the bright lights in the profession, started I-DIEM with the goal of addressing disparities in the field through research and action aimed at improving outcomes for underserved populations. They have set out to redefine the meaning of inclusion to impact the positive change needed to make us more effective in community resiliency.

    African-Descent Emergency Managers

    Diversity and social equity

    Charles Sharp has worked tirelessly and has had an immediate and continuous impact on the evolution ans support of African-Descent output on the international stage. His ability to focus on the unique issues and concerns of Black communities team resulted in many contributions.

    Disaster Recovery

    Recovery Guidance and Information

    Often forgotten in the disaster cycle is preparing for recovery. Sean Scott's four decades of expertise in recovery and restoration is brought to bear in this definitive work which is a must have for anyone who has or will experience a disaster. Sean's thorough and complete guidance covers every aspect of what you need to know to be resilient. Brilliant!

    Disaster Supplies and Solutions

    Preparing and Equipping Communities

    More than providing disaster related items, Dean Reese's company truly understands the important intersection between need and effectiveness. They revolutionized seismic bracing products, water purification systems, and a host of other quality product offerings that meet the needs of families, businesses, and the community.

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