Witt Associates, a public safety and crisis management consulting firm, founded by former FEMA Director James Lee Witt, has unrivaled experience in emergency response, recovery, and mitigation. The firm has successfully worked in the Gulf region and across the nation to engage with key stakeholders and manage transparent and accountable long-term recovery efforts.
BP will draw on Witt’s expertise and strategic counsel on all aspects of BP’s long-term recovery work. As BP builds out its Gulf Coast Restoration Organization, it will draw on Witt Associates to identify experienced and effective personnel in the region to liaise with state and local government officials and community organizations on behalf of BP.
“Our responsibilities go beyond sealing the well, and the immediate response and cleanup operations, and we want the people of the Gulf Coast to know that we are going to be here as long as it takes to make this right,” said Bob Dudley, CEO of BP’s Gulf Coast Restoration Organization. “Our commitment extends beyond the economic claims. We are committed to restoring communities and the environment. And we continue to bring in the very best people to do that important work.
“I look forward to drawing on James Lee’s expertise, built over years of successfully responding to difficult events in the Gulf Region and elsewhere,” said Dudley. “Witt Associates will provide us with the experienced hands who are familiar with the Gulf Coast and can reach into impacted communities to help BP deliver its recovery commitments in a smooth and effective fashion.”
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