All Press Releases for January 21, 2022

Richard A. Rotanz, PhD, Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Emergency Management

Dr. Rotanz has prospered as an emergency services specialist for more than 50 years

He has co-authored various books in the field of emergency management and is a sought-after speaker at events and conferences.

    SETAUKET, NY, January 21, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Richard A. Rotanz, PhD, (Rich) has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Rich has over 50 years of experience in the fire service, emergency management, research and academia. His eclectic career has had him functioned as program manager in the New York City's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene; co-developed and performed as the Executive Director of the Applied Science Foundation for Homeland Security; co-developed Adelphi University's graduate degree in Emergency Management; and performed as the first Commissioner for the Office of Emergency Management of Nassau County, New York.

Prior to his tenure in Nassau County, he served in the New York City Fire Department, working through the ranks and special divisions such as the Safety Command and with Special Operations Command. After such assignments he was detailed by the Mayor's Office as Deputy Commissioner of New York City's Office of Emergency Management, located in World Trade Center 7. In this detail, he was responsible for research and planning, and to organize and manage the emergency operations center during major events.

During the September 11th attacks upon New York City, and after digging his way out of World Trade Center 1 with his staff, he re-instituted and relocated the destroyed emergency operation center to Pier 92, and managed the multi-organization response of over 120 agencies, organizations, and businesses, to the 9-11 tragedy.

He has co-authored various books in the field of emergency management and is a sought-after speaker at events and conferences. Recently, Rich has been asked to perform as senior advisor in a new maritime company, Sea-Away, as well as various technology firms such as a new cyber security company, Cino Ltd., Maptelligent, and Air Tower. Since 2016, Richie has established a new advisor corporation, Rotanz-and-Associates to provide a host of critical services in relation to emergency management, disaster recovery, safety and regulatory compliance. But more importantly, Rich lives with his precious wife Patricia on Long Island, New York, enjoying the success of their 14 kids.

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