Hal Cohen

Hal Cohen

Associate Managing Director

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Hal offers subject matter expertise in several specializations, including organizational reviews, after-action reports, hazard mitigation, disaster recovery and reconstruction, continuity of operations, emergency notifications and communications, and operations center staffing support for municipalities and private sector clients.. His proven experience and skills include writing and editing, plan development, training, and exercising.

Prior to joining Witt O’Brien’s, Hal was director of planning for the Louisiana Recovery Authority Support Foundation in Baton Rouge. He was also project manager for the multi-agency, FEMA-backed, Louisiana Speaks regional plan for integrating levees, coastal restoration, improved land use, infrastructure and economic development.

Hal specializes in disaster recovery and reconstruction, but his skills also include plan development, communications, training and exercises. He has managed numerous continuity of operations (COOP) and business continuity planning (BCP) projects for municipalities and private sector clients.

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