David Petersen is the managing director of the Risk Management Department at BYU, where his responsibilities include overseeing all risk management, environmental health and safety, insurance, and emergency management programs. Prior to coming to BYU he spent 25 years in public safety in the areas of incident and crisis management, homeland security, and emergency and disaster planning. He served two terms on the governor’s board on public safety, and he is a recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award, Office of Domestic Preparedness Training Award, Public Safety Medal of Valor, and Distinguished Service Cross. During his career he received extensive training in fire and bomb investigations, and he was the Church’s primary liaison for the Provo Tabernacle fire investigation. Petersen has an AS degree in criminal justice from Hancock College and BS and MPA degrees from California State Universities. He holds several certifications in public safety, emergency management, and homeland security. He is married and has four children.
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