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Minimizing the Impact of a Disruption

  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
  • 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • 7700 Building, in Room 1 in Devry on the 5th Floor - 7700 France Ave South, Edina MN

Minimizing the Impact of a Disruption 
presented by Todd Biebel, Verizon Wireless

The Verizon Wireless Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (“BC/DR”) program is designed to minimize the impact of a disruption to our customers, employees, infrastructure, and business operations. We accomplish this by focusing on identifying critical functions, infrastructure and risks, implementing strategies to minimize the risk of a disruption, and developing Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery plans/ Crisis Management Teams to recover operations in the event of a disruption.


With the ever-changing level of potential threats to these services and our customers, we continue to refine our response and recovery capabilities. By increasing the variety of emergency services and equipment that can be deployed to the field, Verizon Wireless solidifies our commitment as viable strategic partner with our customers before, during, and after an event and continues to be a leader in the innovation of emergency communications response.


Todd T. Biebel, is currently Manager, Business Continuity/ Disaster Recovery at Verizon Wireless, and represents the northeast and mid west sections of the United States conducting outreach and response initiatives for all levels of emergency response organizations.

Prior to joining the Verizon team, he served 26 years with the New Jersey State Police.  During his State Police career, Mr. Biebel held various positions including general duty Trooper, investigator , in-service instructor and, as a member of the Technical Emergency and Mission Specialist (TEAMS) Unit, an elite tactical response unit responsible for conducting High Risk Building Entries, Sniper Operations, Dignitary Protection, Firearms and Self Defense Instruction, High Angle Rescue and Underwater Recovery operations.

He transitioned into the Emergency Management Section where he served as a Field Representative, coordinating emergency response between the State Office of Emergency Management and County and Municipal emergency management officials,  rising to the position of Assistant Bureau Chief.

Before retiring in 2009 at the rank of Acting Captain, Bureau Chief, Communications Bureau, Mr. Biebel commanded over 300 personnel in seven separate Units including 5 communications / 911 call centers serving 26 state agencies.

Mr. Biebel holds a Bachelor and Masters degree in Public Administration and Emergency Management, is a graduate of the prestigious Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, 218th  Session, Quantico, Virginia, and currently serves on the Executive Board of the N.J. Chapter of the FBI National Academy Associates.

Proud member of UMSA (Upper Midwest Security Alliance), a nonprofit alliance of security and risk-related organizations and host of the Secure360 Conference.

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