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The winners of the DRI International 2017 Awards of Excellence

DRI International presented its annual Awards of Excellence at a gala dinner at the DRI2017 conference, on February 28th, 2017. Speaking after the event at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas, Nevada, DRI president Al Berman said:

"We are proud to congratulate the winners of DRI International's 2017 Awards of Excellence, chosen for their exceptional contributions to advancing the business continuity profession. Their leadership and accomplishments are not only a great service to the profession, but also to the communities and businesses that they serve. We also extend our congratulations and thanks to the finalists who continue to play important roles in building business continuity efforts."

The 2017 DRI Awards of Excellence winners were:

Program Leader of the Year (Private Sector)
Anthony Pizzitola – TOPS Surgical Specialty Hospital 

Program Leader of the Year (Public Sector)
Mudasar Nawaz – City of Toronto

Program Leader of the Year (Non-Profit Sector)
Brian Whitlow – San Francisco Community Agencies Responding to Disaster

Consultant of the Year
Edward B. 'Ted' Brown – KETCHConsulting

Newcomer of the Year
Purple Kumai – TELUS Communications, Inc.

Team of the Year
Colorado Springs Utilities

Response and Recovery of the Year

TELUS Communications

Lifetime Achievement Award

Edward B. 'Ted' Brown – KETCHConsulting

Product/Service Provider of the Year
Sungard Availability Services

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