John Ames, Dir., Business Continuity Practices, IT-Lifeline
“The only thing harder than planning for an emergency is explaining why you didn’t” Unknown
John has been involved in disaster recovery and business continuity planning for over 35 years. His work experience includes over 18 years with Washington Trust Bank, and 8 ½ years with Database, Inc. (now Iron Mountain) and Database Recovery Services as a Disaster Recovery/Continuity Planner. Prior to joining IT-Lifeline, John was the Manager of Business Continuity Planning & Corporate Records for Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities and Western United Life Assurance Company for 7 ½ years. John is a recognized leader in the local disaster planning community. John has been the Chair for the Alliance for Business Continuity & Disaster Preparedness since 1998. He is a member of the Spokane County Citizen Corp Council/Disaster Committee, representing business & industry since 1998, and served as its Co-chair in 2005 and 2006. In addition, John currently is the Chair for a Spokane Regional Health sub-committee that is addressing pandemic planning for business & industry.