Article Out Loud - UTMB: From Disaster Planning to Long-Term Recovery

An Article Out Loud Flashback from the Domestic Preparedness Journal, November 10, 2010.

This 2010 article describes how the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) used the lessons learned from Hurricanes Rita in 2005 and Ike in 2008 to develop an effective response and rebuilding plan that not only has been used by UTMB itself to cope with future disasters but also provides a Gold Standard recovery blueprint for other organizations and institutions of all types.

Narrated by Randy Vivian. 

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Cameron W, Slocum

Cameron Slocum, UTMB's vice president of finance and administration, is responsible for all financial, operational, and strategic functions within the UTMB Academic Enterprise and Faculty Group Practice. In that role he serves as principal business officer of the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions, and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. He also coordinates for all of the institution's business-related disaster-recovery efforts with FEMA and a number of other agencies. Slocum holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

James Lee Witt

James Lee Witt is executive chairman of Witt O’Brien’s, a disaster response and crisis management consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.. Previously, he was the director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency under President William J. Clinton. He is also the co-chair of



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