From Bryan Koon – Senior Operations Manager, Emergency Management Department, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
The Executive Leaders Program has been the most beneficial professional development course I have ever experienced.
The opportunity to learn from the experienced staff at CHDS and NPS combined with the in-depth conversations with my classmates
combined to create a super-charged atmosphere highly conducive to innovation and information exchange. I never failed to return
to work with pages full of notes and ideas that I could implement at my company to improve our emergency management and homeland
security capacity. I felt especially privileged to be able to bring a perspective from the private sector that many of my
classmates had not previously considered, and to help shape the role we should play in future disasters.