A business continuity consultant, innovator and thought leader, Howard served as senior manager, business continuity planning for The Walt Disney Company in New York, a position he assumed in October 2016, after two years as director of business continuity planning for the Disney/ABC Television Technology & Operations Group. Price previously served for nearly six years as the director of business continuity and crisis management for ABC News, and most recently, has served as a news assignment editor for WNBC-TV/New York.
A 43-year veteran of radio, television and newspapers, he is a two-time EMMY Award winner, and contributed to ABC News coverage that was recognized with The George Foster Peabody and Edward R. Murrow Awards. He has worked domestically and internationally as a news producer, assignment editor, bureau chief, reporter and anchor, covering some of the biggest stories of our time, including the 9/11 attacks, the 2003 Northeast blackout and Superstorm Sandy.
A certified business continuity professional (CBCP), Howard co-led a team charged with oversight of operational resilience across the Disney enterprise. He holds a bachelorís degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and an MBA in management and marketing from New York University.
A guest lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he has been a featured speaker at numerous professional conferences and workshops, and a contributor to many trade publications. He is co-founder of the Media Industry Crisis Preparedness Roundtable, and sat on the Risk and Continuity Committee of the North American Broadcasters Association. Howard is a member of the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), the Business Continuity Institute (BCI), the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP), the Contingency Planning Exchange (CPE), the NorthEast Disaster Recovery Information Exchange (NEDRIX), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ), the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS).
Howard is the founder of the website, MediaDisasterPrep.com, and writes its companion blog, MediaDisasterPrep.wordpress.com. A married father of two, and a resident of New City, NY, Howard is fond of telling anyone whoíll listen that events are disasters only if you havenít planned for them. His e-mail address is HowardBPrice@gmail.com. Reach him also on Twitter: @HBPrice and @mediadisaster, and on Facebook.