PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, INSTRUCTOR & MANAGING DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHY
Lloyd R. Smith, Jr., a retired Air Force Colonel has 25 years experience in Information Systems and 22 years in Disaster Recovery. As Director of Information Systems for the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center for five years, he and the Information Systems Staff were responsible for a disaster recovery operation when a 40 hour, 22 alarm fire threatened three critical operations centers and did $138 million dollars in damage to the air logistics, maintenance and repair facility and seriously disrupted critical operations. Lloyd also provided disaster recovery assistance to a client, on site after the Oklahoma City Federal Building Bombing. He was involved in the devastating F5 tornado in Oklahoma City and assisted an international corporation with hundreds of people at ground zero in their human and emergency response immediately following the terrorist attack on the United States.
Colonel Smith is a graduate of the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and has a Masters Degree from the University of Oklahoma. Certified as a Master Business Continuity Professional (MBCP), he is an internationally recognized speaker and instructor and has become a leading advocate for corporate and government agency disaster prevention and recovery planning. He founded Business & Government Continuity Services, which provides business and government disaster recovery awareness and consulting services to include risk/vulnerability assessments, business impact analyses, emergency response and disaster recovery plan development, testing, personnel/team training, recovery plan mentoring and auditing.
Lloyd has been active in developing business continuity policies and standards while serving on the Disaster Recovery Institute Certification Commission and the Disaster Recovery Institute International Board of Directors for eight years. He has served as an instructor for 23 years, has taught over 175 Disaster Recovery Institute International Courses. Lloyd also served as an adjunct professor teaching business and government continuity at the University of North Texas in Denton. He is currently a member of InfraGard, a partnership with the FBI and those concerned with protecting our Nation’s critical infrastructure.
(Lloyd Smith may be reached by email , or by calling 405-286-1649.)
Lloyd R. Smith, Jr. MBCP (send email)
Rich Smith works in State Law Enforcement and is a certified business continuity planner. He assists organizations in preparing business continuity plans and provides seminars and training for employees on safety and responding to an emergency. Rich also has served on The Red Cross Disaster Action Team in Oklahoma County for over 10 years. He was a nationally registered emergency medical technician (EMT). Rich has responded to emergencies to include the Oklahoma City Bombing, tornado incidents and hundreds of home, apartment and business fires. Rich’s experiences of helping people when they are in need have given him the desire to help others prepare in advance and avoid the heartache and suffering of those who aren’t prepared. He teaches courses in Business Disaster Preparedness, Government Agency Response to emergencies and family disaster prevention and recovery. Rich is also a certified instructor for the Disaster Recovery Institute International.