WASHINGTON – October 24, 2018 – Witt O’Brien’s, LLC (Witt O’Brien’s), a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) announced today that Colin Vissering has joined as Managing Director, to lead the firm’s preparedness, hazard mitigation and resilience services for the public sector.
Vissering is a nationally recognized expert with over 25 years’ specialization in pre-disaster planning, hazard mitigation, environmental consulting, urban planning and historic preservation. He has helped develop many of the key national-level mitigation programs of the past two decades. This includes the “How-To” Series of Planning Guides, defining methodologies for all FEMA-funded mitigation planning efforts since the inception of the program.
Vissering has led hundreds of pre- and post-disaster hazard mitigation and risk reduction initiatives. He most recently supported the US Virgin Islands Emergency Management Agency (VITEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, developing over 170 projects. Vissering’s team is also helping develop VITEMA’s Comprehensive Territorial Hazard Mitigation Plan, one of the most substantial plans funded by FEMA, which addresses land-use policy, flood management, sector-based risk assessments, infrastructure evaluations, sea-level rise and other climate factors.
“I’m excited to join the leader in disaster management,” said Vissering. “As disaster frequency increases, governments are dramatically increasing investment in disaster preparedness and hazard mitigation. Witt O’Brien’s is ideally positioned to help state and local governments become more resilient, and to build back stronger if disaster strikes.”
“Clients turn to Witt O’Brien’s because of our proven results – before, during and after disasters,” added Mark Miszcak, Senior Managing Director of public sector solutions. “It’s not enough to know the policies and procedures of disaster management. Our best results come through out-of-the-box solutions that are tailored to the needs of our clients and their communities. Colin is an established leader in his field and joins a nationally recognized team that is measurably improving community resilience and recovery.”
“Our strategy is to innovate and expand our resilience services across both the public and private sectors,” said Tim Whipple, CEO, Witt O’Brien’s. “We’re doing that by attracting the best and the brightest to join our team. We’re delighted to welcome Colin and look forward to working with him to build community resilience for state, local and territorial governments.”
About Witt O’Brien’s
Witt O’Brien’s builds resilience. We offer a full range of crisis and emergency management solutions to prepare your organization before disaster strikes, and to help you respond and recover more quickly if it does. This includes unrivaled experience recovering from manmade and natural disasters, including Hurricanes Michael, Florence, Maria, Irma, Harvey, Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike and Sandy. 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.