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Consulting executive

John Edward Laye, contingency planning and business continuity consulting executive. Certified management consultant Institute Management Consultant.


Laye, John Edward was born on May 26, 1933. Son of Theodore Martin and Evelyn Rosalie (Young) Laye.


Associate of Arts, Los Angeles Community College, 1952. Bachelor, Naval Postgraduate School, 1967. Master of Science, University Southern California, 1975.


Enlisted United States Navy, 1951. Advanced through grades to lieutenant Commander, 1965. Naval aviator, project manager worldwide, 1955-1975.

Retired, 1975; emergency services executive Marin County, California, 1975-1976, Solano County, 1976-1982. Consultant, managing partner Contingency Management Consultant (formerly Applied Protection Systems), Orinda, from 1982. Member faculty Emergency Management Institute, National Emergency Training Center, Emmitsburg, Maryland, from 1982, University California Business and Management Extension, 1993—2000.

Director emeritus University California Business and Management Exe., California, 2000. Assistant professor Sonoma State University, California, from 2004.


  • Certified management consultant Institute Management Consultant.


Director emeritus Emergency Preparedness Managers Certified Program, since 1993. President California Emergency Services Association, 1988. Chapter board directors, lecturer international contingency planning and disaster recovery, since 1976.

Fellow Business Continuity Institute. Member International Emergency Managers Association (chairman business and industry committee 1992-1995), Orinda Association (board directors 1988-1990, president 1989, Volunteer Year award 1991), University Southern California ALumni (board directors 1980-1987, president East Bay Club 1984), University Southern California Institute Safety and Systems Management Triumvirate (founding nd. member).


Married Jeanne Tutt Curry, December 23, 1955. Children: John Russell, Linda Helen.

Theodore Martin Laye

Evelyn Rosalie (Young) Laye

Jeanne Tutt Curry

John Russell Laye

Linda Helen Laye