Prior to joining Witt O'Brien's, a global leader in emergency and security risk management, Mr. Hurley celebrated 37 years in the utility industry, serving in five (5) electric utilities in three states (OH, PA and NJ). He retired in February of 2017, as Vice President of Operations for an electric utility that served 1.1 million customers, where he managed an operations workforce of 1,250 professional and represented employees.
Hurley has an extensive background in both emergency and security management. His experiences include the preparedness, response and recovery of countless thunderstorms, ice storms, floods, tornados, wind events, and hurricanes, both with his own utility, and while assisting other utilities. Many of these events were national emergencies, with some being recognized by Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Emergency Recovery and Emergency Assistance awards. His hurricane deployments include Isabel (NJ), Francis (FL), Ivan (FL & AL), Katrina (LA), Rita (TX), Irene (NJ), Sandy (NJ), Harvey (TX), and hurricanes Irma and Maria (*U.S. Virgin Islands). He has also responded to natural disasters in OH, MI, KY, MD, NJ, WV and PA.