Animus Solutions Names Adam Montella as Practice Lead, Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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Disaster Recovery and Counter-Terrorism Professional Brings Expertise to Head New Practice

Animus Solutions, Inc., a management consulting firm, appoints Adam Montella as the firm’s Vice President of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. With more than 25 years of direct homeland security and emergency management experience in the government and private sector, Montella has worked at the local, state, and federal levels of government, as well as private industry and with the American Red Cross, and is considered one of the country’s top disaster planners. Montella currently serves as the private sector representative on the FEMA’s National Response Framework (NRF) Working Group of the National Advisory Council (NAC). As well as the NAC’s Public Engagement & Mission Support Subcommittee, and is the on-camera Homeland Security and Disaster Expert on the Discovery Channel series, THE COLONY.

In his newly created role at Animus, Mr. Montella will develop and oversee a new Homeland Security and Emergency Management practice for Animus Solutions that will be designed to help clients prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man-made disasters. Animus Solutions will now offer solutions that resource planning services for all disasters – technological, man-made and natural.

Animus has always helped organizations to be prepared for technological emergencies. The Homeland Security and Emergency Management Practice is natural extension of existing Animus services. Now we will be able to help a broader population of clients prepare for and manage a wide spectrum of emergency and disaster scenarios. Adam has an incredible wealth of experience and knowledge in this field, that will take Animus Solutions to the next level in client service,” said Phara E. McLachlan, CEO of Animus Solutions. “We are thrilled to have Adam on our team and excited to be able to offer to our clients this important service which will help keep them secure and functional in spite of an uncertain future.”

Prior to joining Animus, Mr. Montella oversaw homeland security and emergency management programs for several companies including Previstar Inc., and General Physics Corporation. In addition, he was the first General Manager for Homeland Security for the Port Authority of New York, after the events from September 11 and helped to rebuild the agency that owned and operated the World Trade Center.

Montella holds a B.A. in Public Administration as well as an M.P.A. (Master of Public Administration) and is Certified in Homeland Security, through the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security.

About Animus Solutions
Animus Solutions is a management consulting firm helping organizations solve the toughest enterprise issues and reach their peak performance through the most innovative techniques and technology. Specializing in enterprise asset management, ITAM, SAM, business process management, compliance risk management and business advisory services, the company offers vendor-agnostic, best-of-breed solutions to fit each client’s needs. For more information, go to

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