An internationally recognized expert in crisis mgmt, Mark Egener is president of Summit Enterprises International Inc, a consultancy specializing in crisis and risk mgmt. He has led many projects related to adaptation to global warming, disaster preparedness, the mgmt of risk, and risk communications. He was Senior Advisor to the Alberta Environmental Protection Commission in 2005. From 1983-1995 he was head of Alberta Public Safety Services, an agency responsible for hazardous materials and disaster mgmt, and in 2006 was interim head of the new Alberta Emergency Management Agency. Previously he was a senior manager at an energy and chemical company. He was a founding member and Chair of the Major Industrial Accidents Council of Canada an organization dedicated to the safe management of dangerous chemicals. He is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers.