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Bruce Blythe

Bruce Blythe is the CEO of Crisis Management International, Inc., a worldwide organization of crisis management specialists, business continuity planners, and former FBI and Secret Service agents. He has worked with hundreds of companies in crisis prevention, preparedness and response. He has served as a consultant to the FBI on terrorism and workplace violence.

Blythe and CMI offered onsite crisis consultations to more than 200 companies in the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, as well as for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, Hurricanes Andrew and Katrina in 1992 and 2005, corporate and commercial air crashes, an Ecuadorian jungle rescue of kidnap and ransom hostages 2001, a Coca Cola truck/bus crash in Texas that killed 23 school children in 1989, earthquakes in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and multiple workplace shootings.

Bruce Blythe has made repeated appearances on NBC’s Today Show, multiple CNN programs, ABC’s 20/20, CBS’s 48 Hours, CNBC, NPR, national talk shows and many others. Fast Company Magazine published a cover-story article about Blythe and CMI following their response to 9/11 in NYC. He has been provided the commentary in notable publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, Smart Money, New Yorker and USA Today.

He is the author of Blindsided: A Manager’s Guide to Catastrophic Incidents in the Workplace, August 2002, published by Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Putnam, NYC, on corporate crisis preparedness and response. The book, now in its second printing, is available for purchase through Crisis Management International, Inc.

Catalyst Magazine awarded him “Catalyst of the Year 2002”, which recognized him for leadership in industry innovations, effective management and excellence in business.

Bruce Blythe has been a keynote presenter to over 200 national and international conventions and conferences, on subjects related to crisis leadership, workplace violence, terrorism, crisis preparedness, business continuity, defending Posttraumatic Stress Disorder claims, the negligent failure to plan, and corporate crisis response.

CURRENT PRESENTATIONS:
Strategic Crisis Leadership (for Senior Executives and Management Teams)
Corporate crisis preparedness and response
Workplace Violence Preparedness and Threat Management
Human side of crisis
Hostility Management