The New Certification Program for Business Preparedness
Key Issues for Stakeholders

Matt Statler, Ph.D.

Associate Director
International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP)
New York University

October 31, 2007

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Related Websites:

InterCEP Briefing
Public Law 110-53, Title IX, Section 524
9/22/07 InterCEP Press Release, Forums on Business Preparedness Certification Program

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The International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University (NYU) is the world’s first research and educational center dedicated to private sector preparedness. As InterCEP’s Associate Director, Matt’s responsibilities include conducting research and coordinating special projects to generate findings and recommendations for strategic action.

Before joining InterCEP, Matt served as Director of Research at the Imagination Lab, a nonprofit Swiss foundation. In that role, he designed and facilitated strategy processes for major corporate, non-governmental, and educational organizations, while guiding a multidisciplinary research team that produced dozens of academic publications. Previously Matt had worked in A.T. Kearney’s Nonprofit Practice, and as Managing Director at
Weberize, an Internet consulting firm.

Matt’s educational background includes BA’s in Philosophy and Spanish Literature from the University of Missouri, Columbia. He spent one year at the University of Heidelberg as a
Fulbright Scholar, and then obtained a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Vanderbilt University. His
organizational research has appeared in journals such as Long Range Planning, The International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, and International Studies in Management and Organization. His most recent book publication is Everyday Strategic Preparedness: The Role of Practical Wisdom in Organizations (2007), Palgrave Macmillan UK.