Breakfast to Business is a quarterly program presented by LSU Executive Education, which is housed in the LSU Stephenson Entrepreneurship Institute
. The aim of the program is to provide timely, practical information and solutions regarding current business topics that affect the Baton Rouge community from a local, regional, and national perspective.
Disaster-Proof Your Business with a Continuity Plan
December 8, 2015
LSU Business Education Complex, Room 1420
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Doors Open at 7 a.m.
Small businesses are the backbone of our economy and are particularly at risk when it comes to a major disaster or disruption. Over 40% of businesses affected by a major incident never reopen. Of those that do reopen, only 29% were still operating after two years. The goal of this presentation is to provide business owners and employees information about creating and implementing a business continuity plan for their organization and to create a culture of preparedness amongst the business community. Presenter Ed Leachman will inform about potential hazards businesses are susceptible to, and how to protect business from those hazards.
This Breakfast to Business is being co-hosted by the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute (SDMI). SDMI is currently being funded by the Pennington Foundation to conduct these workshops.
About Ed Leachman
Mr. Leachman was Interim Head of the Emergency Management Department at Arkansas Tech University from July 2007 until his retirement in December 2011. He continues as adjunct faculty in the Arkansas Tech program. He has over 30 years of program experience in application of geospatial technologies. Mr. Leachman received his B.S. and M.S. in engineering from Louisiana Tech and has done additional graduate work at Clemson University and Nova Southeastern University. Mr. Leachman joined Arkansas Tech in October 2004 from Baton Rouge where he was Director of Louisiana's Office of Electronic Services and was responsible for development of the state's enterprise web portal, Louisiana.gov, and Louisiana MAP, which addresses the state's needs for geographic information. Previously, he worked at Hughes Aircraft and PRC Inc. in development of imagery and mapping systems for U.S. intelligence agencies. His corporate experience includes systems engineering, planning, training, and program management.
Standard Registration: $25 per person*
* LSU Students, staff, and faculty, members of SCORE, LTP, LBTC, BRAC, and the Center for Emerging Technology may register at a reduced rate of $20.
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