Bob Wilkerson, Senior Advisor, Crisis Management
With over 30 years of experience in corporate preparedness, Bob pioneered the concept of crisis management as an integrated management process. Early on in his career, he was Chief of the Technological Hazards Division at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and also served as Director of Public Safety for the State of Florida. In these roles Bob led response efforts to major natural disasters, civil disorders and infrastructure disruptions, including Three Mile Island, Mt. St. Helens and mass evacuations of half a million people for Hurricanes David and Frederick. He created and deployed many of the principals that have become the core practices of emergency response, continuity and crisis management today.
In the late 1980s, Bob founded the first consultancy devoted entirely to corporate crisis management, which continued as the largest such firm for over a decade, representing leading global corporations, before being acquired by one of the world’s largest risk management firms. He continued to serve for 15 years as a Senior Advisor there before joining Blue Moon Consulting Group