For almost 30 years, Leann Hackman-Carty has led public, private and non-profit organizations through eras of change into new levels of growth and stability through her specialties in community economic development, business and economic recovery, and entrepreneurship.
Leann is the CEO of Economic Developers Alberta (EDA), which inspired her focus on disaster relief. In 2014, she completed an Economic Disaster Recovery Project following the Alberta floods, where she organized 11 technical assistance teams, and completed individual business and economic recovery reports.
Leann also works closely with the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) and their Restore Your Economy division. She Canadianized their “Recovery and Resiliency Roadmap: A Toolkit for Economic Preparedness”, which helps communities prepare for and recover from economic disruptions.
As a result of her work in emergency relief and economic recovery, she has authored three books under the umbrella of Master Your Disaster. The three books are themed for individual, business & community emergency preparedness and recovery.
On the latest episode of The Everyday Millionaire, Leann discusses the compelling reasons behind her call to action in the wake of two natural disasters, and the impacts she has within municipalities to help them plan and prepare. She also discusses emergency preparedness from a rental housing provider standpoint, how her varied path of education turned out to be reflective of the work she does now, and she provides guidance on how you can become involved and engaged in individual risk mitigation as a home owner and real estate investor.
Click here to listen to REIN CEO Patrick Franceys full podcast interview with Leann.