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Witt O’Brien’s Expands Public Sector Leadership

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WASHINGTON, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Witt O’Brien’s, LLC (Witt O’Brien’s), a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) announced today that it has appointed Andy Robinson as Senior Managing Director of its Public Sector business.   

Robinson brings over 20 years’ experience building consulting businesses, with a specialization in resilience and disaster management. Most recently, he helped manage Witt O’Brien’s ongoing recovery services for the US Virgin Islands. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Robbins-Gioia and led ICF’s Enterprise Management and Resilience division, specializing in resilience solutions for government and commercial clients. Robinson also served as Executive Director of the “Road Home” Program Management Office (PMO), which oversaw the largest housing recovery program in US history in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Earlier in his career, Robinson was Regional Vice President for Gartner and sales director for Xerox.

Robinson joins a team that includes other nationally recognized executive leaders in disaster management:

  • Brad Gair is the principal leading Witt O’Brien’s support for the US Virgin Islands’ $8 billion recovery program. He earlier served with FEMA as Federal Recovery Officer after the World Trade Center attacks and Hurricane Katrina, as well as Deputy Commissioner of the Office of Emergency Management for the City of New York.
  • Mark Misczak has over 28 years’ experience in various recovery leadership roles.  As a former FEMA Deputy Director in recovery, he possesses deep expertise in disaster housing and individual assistance, FEMA’s Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation programs, and HUD’s Community Development Block Grant – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR).
  • Colin Vissering specializes in pre-disaster planning, hazard mitigation, environmental consulting, urban planning and historic preservation. He served as Principal-in-Charge for the FEMA “How-To” Series of Planning Guides, defining methodologies for all FEMA-funded mitigation planning efforts over the past two decades.

“Governments across the country share a core mission: to make their communities more resilient,” said Robinson. “That means being ready for both man-made and natural disasters, so that they can mitigate the impact, respond quickly and recover effectively. Witt O’Brien’s is known nationwide for its leadership in this field. I’m delighted to join the best and brightest, and to make a direct contribution to our nation’s resilience.”

 “We’re thrilled to have Andy join our team,” said Tim Whipple, CEO of Witt O’Brien’s. “He adds valuable expertise in community resilience and has managed fast-growing businesses. We look forward to continued expansion of our government services portfolio.” 


About Witt O'Brien's
Witt O’Brien’s is the world leader in crisis and emergency management. We help protect our clients by preparing for all manner of business disruption. But we’re not just desk-bound consultants. If disaster does strike, we deploy in a matter of hours -- to help you manage live emergencies in the field, and then to recover as quickly as possible. With decades of front-line experience in both the public and private sectors, we are your force-multiplier for containing the crises that can put you out of business. To learn more about our real-world experience and innovative solutions, please visit us at wittobriens.com. Witt O’Brien’s is a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc.

About SEACOR Holdings
SEACOR Holdings Inc.  (NYSE: CKH) is a diversified holding company with interests in domestic and international transportation and logistics, and risk management consultancy.


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