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Howard Mannella is a seasoned executive and thought leader. He has been a featured speaker at Continuity Insights, World Conference of Disaster Management, Partners in Emergency Preparedness, International Disaster Conference and Expo, Pacific Northwest Enterprise Risk Forum, Securities Industry Association, InterCEP and numerous executive venues as well as testimony before the Securities and Exchange Commission. Mr. Mannella was formerly Principal Resiliency Strategist for Expedia Inc, where he established the global Business Resiliency program from the ground up and managed it for almost eight years. The program covered over 5,000 people in a dozen locations across North America and EMEA. It introduced a number of innovations: Emergency Work Centers in the US and Europe, mass Emergency Notification Services, and an internationally-acclaimed High-Energy Exercise program including high-impact Table Top Exercises, Functional Simulations and full Mock Emergency Events (an industry best practice). His exercises presaged a number of actual events, and the program elements were proven in a number of actual emergency situations. Mr. Mannella also drove Expedia's business impact planning for the 2009 H1N1 Flu Pandemic and 2012 London Olympic Games. Mr. Mannella was previously Senior Delivery Manager for a US BC/DR consultancy, implementing plans and conducting exercises for blue-chip organizations in International Banking, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Internet/New Media, Defense/Aerospace and other sectors, some of which also were proven in actual events. Mr. Mannella started his career on Wall Street as an associate with Credit Suisse First Boston (where he held a Series 7/63 securities license), and then as a management consultant with Accenture, KPMG Nolan Norton and others.