Lenexa, KS (PressExposure) July 13, 2012 -- Corporate Risk Solutions, Inc. (CRSI), announces their newest management edition to their dedicated team of security and NERC (693 and 706) Compliance experts. Mr. Richard A. Powell, CISSP, CISA, joins CRSI as Senior Manager of Consulting Services after having previously served as Director of Critical Infrastructure Protection Compliance and Director of Information Security for a large municipal electric/water utility.
"It will be great to have Rich on our team. Having come from a strong background in Critical Infrastructure operations and security, Rich has proven to be a strong addition to our team and a valuable resource for our clients," says Joe Doetzl, Director of Consulting Services.
As a Senior Manager Consulting Services, Mr. Powell will lead all aspects of projects for clients, including project implementation plans, budgets, work schedules, and tasks. Additionally, he will lead risk and vulnerability site surveys, observe physical conditions, client processes, consulting team activities, and coordinate and implement comprehensive security systems designed for protection of people and assets. Mr. Powell comments, "What attracted me to CRSI was its leadership and innovation within the electric utility industry. CRSI offers a unique mix of diverse consulting capabilities that deliver practical and reliable solutions for the various companies they serve. I look forward to this opportunity to join a great team in a very progressive industry."
Mr. Powell has an MBA and a BS in Nuclear Engineering, and has previously served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy on submarines, where he supervised the operation and maintenance of the ship's nuclear reactor. Moving on to directing signal maintenance at CSX Transportation, and eventually to managing electric reliability and information technology capacity with a large municipal utility, Richard continued to exceed with project management, strategy, client relationship, and properly balancing controls, cost, and business requirements. Mr. Powell specializes in all aspects of CIP, from program design and policy development to Technical Feasibility Exceptions and audits. Experienced with a large variety of regulations (NERC, HIPAA, SOX, PCI, EPA, FISMA, Breach Notification, ACH), Richard is well-accustomed to the pressure of progressive standards of the security and compliance requirements.