Charles Walts and Tommye White are both certified business continuity planners. Between them, Mr. Walts and Ms. White have over sixty years of combined consulting experience developing contingency plans for private sector corporations and government agencies.
Charles is a first time author who served in the United States Army for more than twenty-six years and retired at the rank of Colonel in 1988. After retirement, Mr. Walts was the Information Technology Strategic and Disaster Recovery Planner for the Texas Education Agency.
In 1997, Mr. Walts became a professional business continuity and disaster recovery consultant for a major BC/DR consulting firm. Here he developed more than 300 plans for organizations in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, and Puerto Rico before becoming an independent contingency planning consultant in 2009.
Co-author Tommye has more than 35 years’ experience in business and government contingency planning. For the past seventeen years, she has worked as an independent contingency planning consultant for many organizations where she developed recovery plans and trained hundreds of companies’ employees. From 1986 to 1996, Ms. White was the Manager of Information Technology Administrative Services and Disaster Recovery for the Texas State Comptroller of Public Accounts. During 1996 and 1997, she worked for a large BC/DR consulting firm, where she was responsible for providing professional business recovery services.
Rest In Peace Tommye
Life comes with an expiration date; sometimes sooner than expected.
This became true for my close friend, business partner, and co-author, Tommye White, who passed away on June 14, 2016.
The biography in this book does not do justice to Tommye. She was a West Texas woman who was fun, kind, intelligent, and self-reliant. Tougher than boot leather when she had to be, Tommye was the most caring, generous, sweetest, and sometimes the most stubborn woman I ever knew.
Her contributions to the writing of this book are immeasurable.
Rest in Peace, Tommye. You will forever be missed.