09/19/2014 04:26 PM
BATON ROUGE – SDMI is pleased to announce Sid Fuchs has recently joined SDMI as its newest Senior Fellow. Since 2011, Fuchs has been the president and chief executive officer and a director of MacAulay-Brown Inc., a leading national security company that provides advanced engineering services and product solutions to defense, intelligence, special operations forces, homeland security and federal agencies.
Fuchs is a nationally recognized business leader with more than 25 years experience
in a variety of markets, industries and business models that include government, commercial,
international, investment, and academia with a history of developing exceptional teams,
strategies, operations and results.
“As a native of Louisiana and graduate of LSU, it is truly an honor to join an Institute
that was born out of the college’s outstanding response to those in need in the aftermath
of Hurricane Katrina,” said Fuchs. “I look forward to working closely with my colleagues
at SDMI to help the nation prepare for the next disaster.”
Although recently appointed at the Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, Fuchs
is no stranger to LSU. He earned BS (1984) and MS (1987) degrees in mechanical engineering
from LSU. In 2013, Fuchs was appointed by LSU to the position of executive in residence
for the LSU College of Engineering and in 2012, was inducted into the LSU College
of Engineering Hall of Distinction in recognition of his lifetime of achievements
and contributions to the engineering profession. Fuchs is also the current chairman
of the LSU Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Board of Advisors.
SDMI Executive Director Joseph Booth said of Fuchs joining the SDMI family, “Sid Fuchs
is a wonderful addition to our Senior Fellows bench. Sid has enjoyed enormous success
as a result of hard work, a sharp mind, and willingness to take risks. He is a respected
leader and innovator who I will count on for thought leadership. His counsel will
be very helpful in achieving our life saving mission as we expand our influence over
a wider range of disaster services.”
For more information on Fuchs, read his complete biography at http://www.macb.com/about-us/leadership-team/sid-fuchs/.
The Stephenson Disaster Management Institute, part of the Stephenson National Center
for Security Research and Training, was established to help save the lives of people
and animals by continuously improving disaster management through research and education.
Vision and a generous donation by LSU alumni Emmet and Toni Stephenson were responsible
for the creation of the institute in 2007. For more information, visit sdmi.lsu.edu.
For more information, contact Lauren Bourg, SDMI manager of external relations, at 225-578-7668 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted on Friday, September 19, 2014