The Conference Board
Robert (Bob) Morrissey has been Program Director for The Conference Board Business Continuity & Crisis Management Council, and Global Security Executives Council since 2008. Bob spent his 34 year career at Johnson & Johnson in various technical, scientific and administrative positions retiring as Vice President of Operations Preparedness & Technology.
He founded the Sterilization Sciences Center that grew to become a world-class science, process development and engineering organization, which Bob subsequently led for 22 years. In 2004, he was asked to develop preparedness strategies and initiate business continuity planning across the corporation.
Through his leadership in professional and standard setting organizations Bob became a well-known international expert. Bob organized numerous international symposia that fostered good will and scientific cooperation, which enhanced relations with governmental authorities, shaped pending regulations, and helped to foster infection control practices in developing regions.
After the attacks of September 11, 2001 Bob chaired the Johnson & Johnson Emergency Preparedness Task Force providing leadership in the wake of the anthrax incident; he also consulted with the government. To address the challenge of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, Bob brought together distinguished experts from around the world to confer with senior management and develop a company-wide position. He led task forces that established worldwide policies and guidelines to address a variety of challenges, including: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS); pandemic influenza as a result of the global emergence and spread of avian flu; and implemented enhanced emergency crisis communication tools for use by executive management.