Jeanne Powell

President, DAHR Consulting

Jeanne Powell, MBCP, is a DRI Instructor, a DRI-certified Master Business Continuity Professional, and a retired Project Management Institute certified Project Management Professional.  She is the CEO of DAHR Consulting, Inc. Powell retired from IBM after 36 years, with 26 of those years in IBM Resiliency Services U.S. where she was the Business Continuity Program Manager over 18 U.S. recovery data centers. Her wide-ranging knowledge and experience initially enabled her to support many different companies experiencing and recovering from their own disasters.  She applied her broad subject matter expertise to planning for disasters and leading recovery efforts affecting IBM disaster recovery data centers.

Powell is a leader in her local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Explorer Post 1 group (focused on emergency services). She is a certified CERT instructor and regularly teaches basic and advanced CERT training. She is a trained Incident Commander, certified Search and Rescue (SARTECH),

Rowlett CERT Advanced Team member, and has been called upon and actively responded to several actual disaster situations in her geographic vicinity. Powell’s knowledge and teaching style at different disaster related conferences, including DRI International conferences, reflect both her professional and personal experience.