Jumpstart Business Recovery


Jumpstart Business Recovery is proud to bring six Rapid Recovery seminars to Los Angeles in winter 2017. The seminar is designed with businesses in mind who want to get up and running as quickly as possible after an earthquake. These 1-hour seminars* offer practical steps to address the critical, vulnerable elements of business: Data & Information, Operation, Inventory, Equipment, & Facilities, and People.  *the same content offered at six locations

The seminar will feature two distinguished experts:
Mary Lou Zoback, former Chief Scientists of the USGS Earthquake Science Center
Ines Pearce, Chair of the Disaster Resistant Business Workgroup and Senior Disaster Advisor for the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

About the Risk:

California has been prone to serious earthquakes, and with so much talk surrounding “the big one,” it is imperative that businesses be ready to recover when it does happen. As a business in LA, the risk is real… and not just for you; but to your employees, customer base, and the regional economy as a whole. As they say, it’s not if it will happen, but when.

Who Should Attend:

If you own a business, lead its HR activities, or are responsible for risk management and finances, this Rapid Recovery Seminar is for you. This is especially true for any business that needs to be up and running to support the response and recovery from a major earthquake.

This Rapid Recovery Series is made possible through the support of our partners, including:


Join one of the 2017 breakfast sessions!

About our speakers:


Mary Lou Zoback
Mary Lou Zoback is a seismologist and Consulting Professor in the Geophysics Department at Stanford University where she focuses on natural hazard risk assessment, risk reduction and resilience strategies. From 2006-2011 she served as a Vice President for Earthquake Risk Applications with Risk Management Solutions, a private catastrophe modeling firm serving the insurance industry. Zoback previously was a senior research scientist at the USGS in Menlo Park, CA ane served as Chief Scientist of the Western Earthquake Hazards team. Dr. Zoback co-chaired the Advisory Committee for San Francisco’s Community Action Plan for Seismic Safety program. She is a Board member of Build Change, anoon-profit that trains local masons to build back stronger after disasters.

pearce Ines Pearce
CEO of Pearce Global Partners Inc., is a 25-year business continuity and emergency management expert, with 19 years specializing in resilience and public-private partnerships. As Senior Advisor to U.S. Chamber she directs the “National Disaster Help Desk” facilitating recovery: e.g. Hurricane Sandy, wildfires, flooding, earthquakes. Ms. Pearce is President of the Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit, non-profit developing simple, disaster-planning tools for businesses and non-profits to plan, survive & recover from all-hazards. She is developing business resiliency programs in Turkey, Haiti and Mexico. Ms. Pearce has received national awards, spoken to the United Nations, and was instrumental in developing The Great ShakeOut, an annual public drill, that reached 55 million participants globally in 2016.

About Jumpstart Business Recovery
Jumpstart Business Recovery (JBR) is an initiative to provide tools, resources, and support to businesses working to prepare for the next earthquake in California. A community’s ability to recover and bounce back after disaster is dependent on businesses being open to serve the community, provide jobs for its residents, and see the economy be sustained in times of uncertainty. Jumpstart Business Recovery knows that running a business in itself can be challenging, so in a disaster — without the proper preparations — it can mark the end of a business and its community contributions. With partners from across the community, Jumpstart Business Recovery is a resource for California’s future.

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