President and CEO, DRI International
Chloe Demrovsky, CBCV, is the President and CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute International. She previously served for three years as Executive Director during which time she led DRI to a record number of certified professionals with a 42% increase and oversaw the launch of a number of valuable initiatives including the DRI Online Library, the Collegiate Conference Program, the DRI Webinar Program, the Future Vision Thinktank, a new risk management training and certification program, the launch of DRI’s premier organizational certification, and the most substantive revision of DRI’s core training program in the history of the organization. During her tenure, DRI’s conference reached a record level of attendance and the organization launched a series of new committees dedicated to better serving the industry’s diverse needs including Women in Business Continuity, Young Leaders in Resilience, and the Veterans’ Outreach Program. She designed DRI’s international market development strategy and managed its global network that conducts courses in over 50 countries on 6 continents. She was responsible for DRI’s global education growth, which resulted in DRI teaching more people outside the United States than inside every year since 2009 and in 2011 resulted in a certification increase of 72%. She served as an editor for the 2017 version of The Professional Practices for Business Continuity Management, the coordinator for the first International Glossary for Resiliency and the International Editor for Thrive International Blog and Thrive Iberoamerica, DRI’s Spanish-language publication, and is a Certified Business Continuity Vendor (CBCV).
Globally-recognized credibility as a thought leader, Chloe has been a commentator for BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg TV, Associated Press, ABC News, MSNBC, Fox News, Newsmax, CGTN, New York Times, The Financial Times, Inc., Sky News, and USA Today. She is also a senior Forbes contributor. An exceptional communicator, she has demonstrated success in engaging both the public and media at events, as both a speaker and a leader. She has presented on global risk at dozens of events across five continents and has conducted on-site briefings for government officials, government bodies including the US Congress, the European Commission and the United Nations. She was a Rockefeller 100 Resilient Cities Subject Matter Advisor and built the relationship with the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction where she is a member of the Global ARISE Board, is a Board Director for the DRI Foundation, Vice-Chair of the Bard College at Simon’s Rock Board of Advisors, and Regional Advisory Board Member for Plastic Omnium.
She is an adjunct professor at New York University, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a US-Japan Foundation Scott M. Johnson Fellow, and a French-American Foundation 2019-20 Young Leader. She holds a Master’s of Science in International Business from New York University, a Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock. She speaks four languages and has traveled to 50+ countries. She lives in New York City with her husband and son. Follow her @ChloeDemrovsky.