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Charter Members

As a Charter Member of ICOR, you have the opportunity to shape the future of organizational resilience around the world. Charter Members are recognized on our Leadership page with a photo, description of their specialty, and links to their emails and website. Charter members are also invited to post on the ICORrespondence Blog.

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Board Committees

ICOR relies on volunteers to support its activities. Current committees:

  • Education Oversight Committee

    Those who are Business Continuity and Crisis Management and Communication Professionals are eligible to apply. The work of this committee supports ICOR’s ANSI Accredited Certificate Program (link to page) and provides expertise on course updates and changes to education program. Other time commitments include meeting bi-annually to review policies and procedures and potentially being interviewed during the annual accreditation audit.

  • Certification Committee

    Professionals from any of ICOR’s discipline specific certification programs or who have expertise in two or more of the disciplines in the OR Framework are eligible to apply. The work of this committee supports both the discipline specific certification requirements as well as the requirements for the Organizational Resilience certification levels. Specific time commitments include attendance at scheduled meetings, grading certification exams and reviewing certification applications and renewals.

ICOR Founders and Board of Directors

The ICOR Founders and Board of Directors meet at least quarterly via conference call and potentially in-person annually. Professionals who have expertise in 4 or more of the disciplines in the OR Framework are eligible to apply. The work of this committee supports all aspects of ICOR and provides strategic leadership for decision-making. Specific time commitments include attendance at scheduled meetings, review of policies and procedures, providing direction to the Board Committees, serving on one or more of the Board Committees, providing avenues for growth, and supporting the ICOR booth at industry conferences.

Andrew Lee

Andrew is the Director of DRBCM Associates Pte Ltd, a company that specializes in offering training and consultancy services in BCM related subjects.

Prior to April 2007, he was the regional head of Business Continuity Management in Deutsche Bank supervising the program in 17 countries across the Asia Pacific region. Over the 8-1/2 years, he had helped to build a team of 12 full-time BCM staff based in over 5 countries. He started his career in business continuity management in end 1998 after spending 17 years as a global markets trader.

Between 2008 and 2009, he was the Principal Trainer for DRI Singapore tasked with preparing participants for their BCM qualifying examinations leading up to professional certification with Disaster Recovery Institute International.

Since January 2010, he took on the role of Asia Campus Director for The ICOR University and is its main trainer in the Asia and Middle-East regions in BCM and crisis management and communications subjects. He is an ISO 22301 Lead Auditor.

Over the last nine years, he had assisted more than fifteen organizations implement their respective BCM systems with some even attaining third-party certification status as a result. He is also a regular speaker at BCM related conferences and workshops sharing his experiences with the industry.

Andrew is the Director of DRBCM Associates Pte Ltd, a company that specializes in offering training and consultancy services in BCM related subjects. Over the past nine years, he had assisted more than fifteen organizations in the implementation of their respective BCM systems and a large number of these even attained third-partycertification status in the process.

He represents ICOR in Asia as its Campus Director as well as its BCM and crisis management and communications trainer for Asia and the Middle-East regions.

He is also a regular speaker at BCM related conferences and workshops sharing his experiences with the industry.

James I. Nelson

ICOR Chairperson

President of Business Continuity Services, Inc. (BCS), a consulting firm specializing in Business Continuity, Crisis Management and Disaster Recovery planning, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

He is a frequent speaker, writer, instructor and practicing professional both domestically and internationally. Jim holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, has earned the MBCP certification from DRI International in 1998 and served as DRI's Lead Instructor from 2002-2006.

He is chairman of the board for ICOR, is a board member for the Northern Illinois Chapter of ACP, and is a member of IAEM.

Jim also serves as the Business and Relationship Management Consultant to International Association Management, Inc.

Lynnda Nelson

ICOR President

As President of ICOR, Lynnda manages the day to day operations of ICOR University. ICOR University offers education and certification in business continuity management, crisis management & communications, data center management, emergency management, organizational resilience, social resilience, and supply chain risk management globally.

Megan Nelson

ICOR Treasurer

Megan is a Business Insights Analyst for Gallagher Bassett, which is the largest property/casualty third-party administrator. She has experience in data analytics and financial modeling. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Financial Services from Illinois Wesleyan University.

Al Sawchak

Al is the Business Continuity Specialist at Duquesne Light in Pittsburgh focused on organizational resilience. He has over 25 years of risk management and business continuity consulting experience. Prior to DQL, Al was the Consulting Director at Fairchild Consulting. He also served as a senior consultant with SunGard Availability Services and Strohl Systems. Prior to that, he was a Risk Management Consultant at Zurich Insurance Group in their Wall Street office and in their US Headquarters. He has authored numerous industry magazine articles and conducted numerous training sessions on a variety of risk management and business continuity topics. He has been a featured international speaker in a variety of forums including Conference presentations at DRJ, Continuity Insights, NEDRIX and the Discover Card annual BCP summit. His article on utilizing Social Media in Disasters was published by Forbes.

He has earned the MBCP certification and is also a Certified Organizational Resiliency Manager and Supply Chain Risk Associate through the International Consortium of Organization Resilience (ICOR) as well as an Associate Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (AFBCI). He has recently been appointed to the ICOR Governing Board. He has earned the Associate in Risk Management (ARM) and Associate in Loss Control Management (ALCM) designations as well as being an ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. Al has also been recognized by the State of Delaware for Outstanding Contributions to their annual exercise program.

Hermeet Singh

ICOR Secretary

Senior Solution Architect, Client Solutions for Sun Microsystems, Asia with a strong technology background, currently located in Selangor, Malaysia. Hermeet has over 15 years of experience ranging from consultation on server performance analysis, software management of servers using management tools like BMC and SUNMC, and security assessment services including intrusion detection and architecture review.