About Us

Critical Preparedness, LLC is a woman-owned consulting firm, based in the Great State of Texas. Founded by Donna Hurley, who has an extensive 30-year background in manufacturing and ISO compliance.

Who We Are

Critical Preparedness, LLC is a full-service emergency and disaster management consulting firm providing Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation consulting services to local governments, and the critical infrastructure and key resource (CI/KR) sectors identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS).

Critical Preparedness, LLC is a woman-owned consulting firm, based in Texas.  Founded by Donna Hurley, who has an extensive 30-year background in manufacturing and ISO compliance. Donna is joined by Dionne Beckner, who has been employed in the healthcare sector for the last 16 years, and Anthony Hurley, who for 40 years has served in executive positions with a Fortune 200 corporation, and a consulting firm, with an extensive background in utilities, and providing emergency management and physical security consulting services to municipal, government and private sector clients.  Anthony Hurley has been a leader in addressing response and recovery challenges and continues to provide innovative solutions for mitigation and preparedness to clients within the continental U.S. (CONUS), the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

Roughly 40 -60 percent (40-60%) of small businesses never reopen after a disaster and another 25 percent (25%) that do reopen, fail within a year.

FEMA Note: The SBA has a comprehensive table of standards breaking down the acceptable sizes of small businesses by industry (and sub-industries). The definition of a small business ranges from between 250-1,500 employees.

We Can Help You Avoid

  • Using ineffective and antiquated processes
  • Wasting money
  • Wasting time
  • Wasting resources
  • Scrutiny problems

Our Goal

Our purpose is to provide preparedness services to our critical clients by leveraging decades of experience and accepted industry best practices, and applying diversified resources to drive preparedness, results, resiliency and recovery.

Our Team

Donna Hurley CEO / Co-Founder

Donna Hurley has 29 years of administrative and management experience working for manufacturers which were small businesses. To meet client expectations, Donna supported the design and implementation of ISO-9001, which included the writing of all ISO-compliant procedures and employee training material, and the training of employees. She was responsible for internal ISO audits, and interfacing with

Dionne Beckner Healthcare Consultant

Dionne Beckner has 20 in the healthcare industry, with 15 of those years in management where she has served in various Manager and Director-level positions. She has an extensive background in operations, admissions, materials management, inventory controls, purchasing, training, compliance, shipping & receiving, environmental services, billing and accounts payable. In her management roles, she has also

Anthony Hurley Senior Consultant

Anthony Hurley has 42 years of experience working in the utility / critical infrastructure sector, and specializes in operations, emergency management, business continuity and physical security. He celebrated 37 years with a Fortune 200 corporation, serving in management roles for five (5) of their electric utilities across three states (OH, PA and NJ).  He retired in

Critical Preparedness, LLC staff are willing to submit to drug tests if requested.

  • Donna was the first person to welcome me into my new neighborhood.  Since I have known her I've seen firsthand her dedication to helping and serving others in many different ways.  She has volunteered at a program for special needs adults, as well as helped a family that had a family member (young woman) with cerebral palsy.  She recently planned a fundraiser for two young ladies to help expand their day program, including donations, entertainment, and a great outdoor venue.  Donna has a tireless spirit, as well as a caring and generous heart, stepping in to help wherever she sees a need.

    Diane Hill
    Diane Hill veteran, retired R.N., and mother of a special needs adult
  • I have had the privilege of working with Donna since she implemented ISO 9001 at the metal processing facility where she was also the management representative. Her in-depth knowledge of both the ISO Standard requirements and the specific applicability to their company's internal requirements allowed for implementation of a system that met the standard and provided benefit to the company without burdening them with additional cost. Over time, the system she designed reduced scrap and increased customer satisfaction. I highly recommend Donna for her knowledge, drive and professionalism.

    Jim Hogan
    JIM HOGAN President, JTH Consulting Group Inc.
  • Tony Hurley has been a leader in the utility industry on emerging critical infrastructure protection issues. He has a wealth of experience in operations and emergency operations. I saw this firsthand as the President of the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities overseeing operations of Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L). As the new VP of Operations at JCPL Tony immediately took the helm of mandated projects to for new emergency management protocols. Besides meeting the projects milestones, his utility excelled at implementing the Incident Command System (ICS), planning and executing exercises and drills, and improving crisis communications capabilities. As a direct of his leadership, the company reduced restoration and storm recovery times, implemented enhanced hurricane and storm preparedness, and improved customer satisfaction.

    Richard S. Mroz
    RICK MROZ Chair of the NARUC Critical Infrastructure Committee

Our Partners

We will be announcing several new partnerships in 1Q 2024.  Stay tuned!!!


  • CPP
  • FEMA
  • NYU School of Professional Studies
  • MEP
  • PCI
  • FBI Citizens Academy
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