Julie Quinn is a founding partner of QuinnWilliams, LLC. Julie is a leading authority and sought after expert on the culture of preparedness. Her hands-on experience in crisis management for security and climate-related events has given her first-hand knowledge of the processes and plans that are needed to withstand the most devastating events. As a subject matter expert, Julie brings third-party objective research and analysis to assist her clients with planning for, and recovering from, crisis incidents. Julie’s expertise includes risk assessments, threat analyses, emergency plan writing and exercising, and subject-specific white papers. In her analysis, she identifies best practices and applies lessons learned from other terror events to help organizations create a Crisis Ready Culture. Julie earned her BA in Political Science from Stanford University and her Master of Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. She was a Hoover Fellow at Stanford University, collaborating with Dr. Amy Zegart on national security matters. Julie is trained in FEMA’s NIMS courses 100b, 200b, 700a, 800b. She is a certified mediator and member of Mediators Beyond Borders.
Katherine Williams is an expert in crisis management, with a focus on emergency preparedness. She has over a decade of experience providing disaster response solutions, for both man-made and natural events, to public and private sector clients. Katherine works with her clients to create a culture of preparedness at the organizational level. Katherine engages key stakeholders within an organization to ensure they understand the threat spectrum and that their preparedness priorities align across the organization. Prior to QuinnWilliams, Katherine worked as a political communications consultant in the Los Angeles area. She was a regional fundraiser for a major 2008 presidential campaign and she developed a national media strategy for a California energy proposition campaign. At the White House Office of Management and Budget, Katherine evaluated human capital improvement initiatives for the federal government. For the Brookings Institution, Katherine worked with nationally syndicated columnist, E.J. Dionne, Jr., providing research and communication strategies. Katherine earned her BA in Political Science from Wake Forest University and her Master of Public Policy from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Katherine is trained in FEMA’s NIMS courses 100b, 200b, 700a, 800b.