The Athens Area Society for

Human Resource Management 

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Emergency Management and HR's Role

  • 14 Jan 2016
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Athens Country Club


  • For non-members
  • Normal Monthly Meeting for Members
  • Members Only
    Pre-Paid: Local
    Pre-Paid: National

Registration is closed

Dinner and Presentation begin at 6:00pm

Topic - Emergency Management &  HR's role

Human Resources will play a large role for organizations in the event of an emergency situation that disrupts operations. Areas of concern range from workforce management, employee relations, having appropriate policies in place for an emergency, technology to continue operations, effective evaluation of their emergency plans, to HR as a partner with operations side of business to ensure successful outcomes. This includes Continuity of Operations Planning within organizations, risk management, communication to employees in emergency situations, critical evaluation of plans and workplaces to withstand emergency conditions.

Speaker - Beth Burgess, Emergency Management Deputy Director, Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County 

Beth is a native Georgian. She began her public safety career as a Paramedic over 30 years ago. Beth retired from DeKalb County where she held the positions of Deputy Director for the DeKalb Emergency Management Agency and a Captain in DeKalb Fire Rescue Department.

Beth came to the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County in December of 2012 as the Emergency Management Deputy Director. In June of the following year she was appointed as the Emergency Management Director. 

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