• Improving Disaster Resiliency Worldwide

  • What We Do


    We provide professionally produced training and exercise videos and communication products to enhance readiness and resilience.


    We provide a variety of project or program services including business continuity, workplace resiliency, capabilities assessment, and strategic planning.


    We partner with black, indigenous, and people of color organizations to empower resiliency, developing culturally relevant programs and tools.


    We bring timely, relevant, and expert guests to our national podcast to inform, entertain, and challenge our listeners.

  • About Us

    Preparedness Matters is a Chicago-based company specializing in business and community emergency preparedness and resiliency.

    Vincent B. Davis - CEM, MCP, NEMAACEM

    Vince Davis can’t stop and won’t stop. He lives and breathes preparedness. Running on sheer drive and a relentless vision, Vince will cross the finish line then keep sprinting to change outcomes for families, businesses, and communities in disaster.


    Vince is one of the most respected leaders in emergency management. He has amassed an impressive track record of credentials and proven success during the past twenty years, beginning at FEMA in 2002.


    Vince's diverse career includes emergency and crisis management roles in the U.S. Military (retired), FEMA, American Red Cross, Regional Catastrophic Planning Team.


    In the private sector, Vince led the development of emergency management frameworks and programs for Fortune 100 companies including Walgreens, Sony PlayStation, and Amazon Corporate. He is currently Director of Disaster Services at Feeding America.

    Dane Neal Davis, CEM

    Radio Host Dane Neal is a nationally respected journalist and radio personality. Dane Neal is the host & creator of both local and national radio & TV programs, award-winning podcasts, and food, travel, and motorsports features having aired on hundreds of stations for over 20 years.


    As co-host and creator of nationally syndicated programs like Restaurant Radio America, Gasoline Alley, Flavor HD, and "On The Road With Dane" on Chicago's WGN 720, Dane has broadcast some of the biggest food events in the country and has interviewed food favorites like Emeril Lagasse and Bobby Flay, Jacques Pepin, and Wolfgang Puck, to "Diner's Drive-Ins and Dives" Guy Fieri.


    On the motorsports side, Dane has interviewed every star and legend of racing in NASCAR, IndyCar, NHRA, broadcasting iconic events including the Rolex 24, Daytona 500, and the Indy 500. In addition to his extensive media background, Dane has been involved in various roles in government relations and non-profit advocacy.


  • Join Vince As He Discusses the Important Issues of Racial Inequity in Emergency Management

    Mark Hoffman Resilient Journey Podcast Sponsored By Clear Risk

    The Importance of DEI in Emergency Management

    A Conversation With Alert Media Podcast Host Peter Steinfeld

  • Preparedness Matters Speaks

    A Blog Connecting Preparedness Ideas and Resources.

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