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F.C.’s David Meredith Wins CEO World Award

Everbridge, Inc., the critical event management leader, announced this week that Chief Executive Officer David Meredith received a distinguished Globee Award in the Visionary category as part of the 9th Annual 2021 CEO World Awards. The award, a press release states, showcases Meredith’s leadership and commitment to forward-thinking innovation, organizational performance, and corporate social responsibility.

Under Meredith’s leadership, as a visionary leader in the industry of critical event management, Everbridge recently announced the first Critical Event Management (CEM) Certification program for assessing an organization’s enterprise resilience. Developed from 20 years of professional services engagements across tens of thousands of projects in over 150 countries and facilitating tens of billions of critical interactions, Everbridge’s proprietary CEM Standards Framework and related certification process offer organizations an end-to-end methodology for evaluating and benchmarking enterprise resilience preparedness.

Meredith, a Bishop O’Connell and James Madison University graduate, grew up with his family on W. Columbia in Falls Church, and was a frequent participant in pick-up basketball games at the nearby F.C. Community Center. He was also a frequent guest of the News-Press’ Nicholas Benton at local Chamber of Commerce and White House Correspondent Association dinners.

With Meredith at the helm, in the past year, Everbridge brought together top government leaders, C-level executives and healthcare and security experts to shape the dialogue around a post-pandemic road to recovery. Everbridge created a symposium series offering global leaders a valuable forum to exchange best practices on how to protect people and business assets; build back and grow revenue streams; increase business resiliency; and mitigate potential threats like IT outages, cyber-attacks, natural disasters, and many other critical events.

The Everbridge Global Executive Leadership Summit engaged 40,000 senior executives, government, and health officials from 150 countries. Notable leaders interviewed by David Meredith include Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, Anthony Fauci, MD, U.S. General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, Co-Founder of Apollo Global Management and Co-Owner of the Philadelphia 76ers Josh Harris, and William Shatner.

David Meredith recently ranked Top 50 in the largest company category by Comparably for Best CEO (2020) and Best CEO for Diversity (2021), earning a CEO rating of A+, measured across 60,000+ companies. Numerous media outlets and industry organizations have hosted, recognized, and quoted Meredith from CNBC’s Mad Money with Jim Cramer, CNBC Squawk Alley, UK-based Sky News Live, Nasdaq Trade Talk, and NPR’s Morning Edition, among others..