Michael J. Kuras

Experienced & Certified Business Continuity Professional

Work experience

Work experience
Aug 2008 - Present

Program Manager, Business Continuity Management

AIM Specialty Health
  • Proactively managed business continuity management program, including plan development, BIA, RA, gap assessments, training, exercise, and annual program review
  • Responsible for plan life cycle from creation through annual review and revision
  • Developed and coordinated exercises from tabletops to running live business at SunGard
  • Assisted in developing Crisis Management Team and served as a member of the team
  • Structured program in accordance with BS 25999
  • Reduced costs by renegotiating existing contracts l Managed bi-annual testing with SunGard
  • Implemented and maintained an emergency notification system
  • Managed Life/Safety program, including staffing and training of local teams, and liaising with parent company's Emergency Response Team
Oct 2006 - Aug 1999

Manager, Business Continuity Planning

  • Responsible for overall Business Continuity Program management and execution within Allstate Financial
  • Implemented a strategy to manage over 90 business continuity plans and more than 20 disaster recovery plans, including those specifically designed for Allstate Bank
  • Restructured program to meet NFPA 1600 standard and FFIEC guidelines
  • Ensured all legal and regulatory requirements applicable to individual business units were met
  • Managed assigned staff, including goal setting, personal development, performance reviews, and salary administration
  • Controlled expenditures to remain within assigned budget.



BCM Program Management

BC/DR Plan Exercise Development

Gap Assessments

Risk Analysis

Business Impact Analysis (BIA)



Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP)