Members of the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute’s Center for Business Preparedness consist of corporations, foundations, and individuals whose passions are aligned with our pursuit of the improvement of emergency management, business continuity, and community resiliency. These organizations and individuals provide the private support needed to sustain these programs and continue to assist our communities in being better prepared and more resilient when disaster strikes.

These memberships make it possible for SDMI to research and develop current and relevant disaster knowledge, and to provide executive-level leadership education to the next generation of disaster managers, as well as business, volunteer, and government leaders. The memberships also ensure that SDMI will continue to be available to our University, state, and region as an international disaster resource center as we continuously improve disaster knowledge and education for our country.

  • Entergy

    Entergy Corporation is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation’s leading nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.

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    Waguespack & Associates is an Independent Agency that handles all types of commercial and personal insurance including: Auto, Home, Life, Health and Business Insurance. They research the top companies to find their customers the best combination of price, coverage and service. Waguespack & Associates is the fastest growing agency in the Baton Rouge area. They enjoy a very professional and experienced staff that is well versed in all aspects of insurance to better serve their customers.


    SecureNation offers a wide variety of cutting edge technologies and IT services to address almost any of their customers’ information security, network security and information assurance needs. SecureNation’s mission is to be the “Network Security Advocate and Technology Ally” of their clients in order to provide them the best possible solution to their needs at the best possible price. They have earned a great reputation as a trusted partner to their clients. They count on SecureNation to bring experience, innovation, and program integrity to the most difficult challenges.

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    As the third-largest cable entertainment and broadband services provider in the country, Cox Communications Inc. is best known for pioneering the bundle of television, Internet and telephone services together, offering consumers the ability to consolidate their services with one provider. For Cox, it’s not about being the biggest; it’s about being the best. Excellence in customer care is another hallmark of Cox Communications. Since 1996, Cox has invested more than $16 billion in the communities we service through infrastructure upgrades to deliver video, phone and high-speed Internet service to homes and businesses in the company’s service area. Cox’s annual in-kind and direct cash contributions exceed $100 million, with a community outreach focus on youth and education initiatives.

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    DRC Emergency Services, LLC is among the leading disaster management groups in the United States providing emergency preparation, response, and recovery from major catastrophes. The primary mission of DRC is professional, honest, and immediate response to natural and man-made disasters throughout the world. DRC has developed extensive experience and capabilities in emergency response and recovery over the last twelve years including, but not limited to: Disaster Management and Relief Services, Debris Management, Demolition, Marine Debris/Salvage/Recovery, Vehicle and Vessel Removal, Technical Assistance and Project Management, Temporary Housing, Workforce Housing and Life Support, Construction and Construction Management, Landfill Management, Civil, Heavy and Vertical Construction, and Oil Spill Response and Recovery.

  • ALERT-FM-1

    Global Security Systems (GSS) has been developing and operating emergency notification systems for the past 10 years. They have built their legacy on ALERT FM, an end-to-end notification platform based on FM radio broadcasts fed by satellite. Over the years, they have expanded ALERT FM to not only include FM-broadcast based messages but also CAP-EAS, emergency notification smartphone applications, SMS and email, and Facebook and Twitter. GSS’s experience and best practices, developed while deploying notification systems for hundreds of customers including states, regions, counties, tribal nations, and colleges/ universities, allows them to quickly and effectively deploy a system for their clients.

  • Shell is a leading oil and gas producer in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, a recognized pioneer in oil and gas exploration and production technology and one of America’s leading oil and natural gas producers, gasoline and natural gas marketers and petrochemical manufacturers. Shell operate in 50 states and employs more than 22,000 people delivering energy in technically innovative ways.