Tom Shebrek, has been in the field of Emergency Management, Business Continuity, Risk Management and Disaster Recovery for more than 20 years. Tom is currently leading the Enterprise Crisis and Business Continuity division at Canadian Tire. He has taught at York University and is currently instructing at Mohawk College. Tom has also started his own company – Advanced Resilience International (ARI). He has held senior positions at Walmart, Research in Motion (RIM)/BlackBerry and Sun Life Financial. Tom has been a long-standing executive member of the Disaster Recovery Information Exchange – Southwestern Ontario (DRIE-SWO) chapter and currently sits as the board’s president. He is the co-chair of the Private Sector Partnership Working Group supporting Canada's Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (sanctioned by the United Nations) and participates in several related events and conferences throughout the country each year.