Navigating the Storm: Disaster Contingency and Post-Event Strategies


Disaster contingency plans have been tested as never before during recent natural disasters. These disasters have forced tough decisions under tremendous conditions, including when to reopen bank branches in evacuation zones and how to support employees who may have lost homes or loved ones. Learn helpful tips for updating your disaster contingency plans based on lessons learned from recent disasters, including checklists for addressing customer outreach, employee safety and communication, alternative work location strategies, and regulatory notification processes. Consider the implications of a widespread disaster and the potential impact on employee absenteeism, health and safety issues, and the potential impacts to your facilities and ability to serve both existing and potential clients.

Laurel Sykes
SVP, Chief Risk Officer
Montecito Bank & Trust