Vanessa S. Vaughn

President & CEO, Asfalis


Crisis Management Interactive Workshop

Vanessa S. Vaughn is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Asfalis, an enterprise resilience boutique consulting firm, specializing in strategies that enhance security and awareness in crisis and emergency situations.

Prior to entrepreneurship, Vanessa worked for fortune 200 corporations and government agencies in aviation, retail, manufacturing, and supply chain industries. She developed enterprise crisis management, business continuity, and training and  exercise programs in London, Brazil, Mexico, Canada and 15 domestic locations. Her expertise is in equipping executive leadership teams with an organized response to global risks, that impact $50B businesses. Vanessa has a proven track record to enhance an organization’s profitability, maintain a company’s reputation in adversity, and their ability to operate.
Additionally, Vanessa is:

The 1st female in the state of Georgia to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

A certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP) through DRII and an ISO 22301 – Lead Implementer.

An instructor at Queens University in the McColl School of Business Executive Leadership Institute teaching the Disaster Recovery Institute International (DRII), Business Continuity Management certification course.

A finalist for the 2017 Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

A nominee for the 2017 Mentor of the Year Award through Charlotte Mayor’s Mentoring Alliance program.

A recipient of the 2015-2016 Toastmaster of Year Award.