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Chad Bowers has worked in the Emergency Management industry since the
beginning of 2001 and provides clients with a vast range of expertise
including Continuity of Operations Planning, Hazard Mitigation Planning,
GIS services, and web-tool development for the Emergency Management
industry. As Vice President of Bold Planning Solutions and Director of
Operations for the Florida Division, he plays a major part in the
company’s overall growth and direction.
During his career, Mr. Bowers has been involved in dozens of projects at
the Federal, State, and Local level. He has served as Senior Project
Manager for many of Bold Planning’s key initiatives including the Denver
COOP Planning Project, Arkansas All-Hazard Mitigation Planning Project,
and the development of the highly acclaimed FloridaDisaster.org planning
Most recently in 2007, Mr. Bowers was selected by the State of Florida
to serve as lead project manager to update the State of Florida’s
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan. The primary focus of the plan was to
identify the hazards that impact the State of Florida and to develop a
state mitigation strategy to reduce their damaging effects. The state
mitigation plan was successfully completed under demanding deadlines and
submitted to FEMA in June of 2007.
Earlier in 2007, Chad Bowers and Bold Planning Solutions attended the
Governor’s Annual Executive Table-Top Exercise held in Tallahassee,
Florida at the State Emergency Operations Center. The past three
consecutive years, Bold Planning Solutions has been part of an elite
team of six companies selected to organize and facilitate the exercise
which has been attended annually by Governors Jeb Bush/Charlie Crist and
the Directors of over 35 State Agencies.
Mr. Bowers is an expert in the use of HAZUS; a risk assessment software
developed by FEMA used to analyze potential losses from disasters. He
currently serves as a member of the Florida HAZUS Users Group/Southeast
HAZUS Users Group and is a committee member with the Southwest Florida
Regional Planning Council.
Chad Bowers, a native of Nashville, TN, attended Belmont University on
scholarship where he earned a Bachelors degree in Management. He
currently resides in Sarasota County, Florida.