Witt O’Brien’s Expands Senior Leadership
Witt O’Brien’s, LLC (Witt O’Brien’s), a subsidiary of SEACOR Holdings, has announced that John Paczkowski and Ricki Henschel have joined the firm in senior leadership positions to accelerate growth in disaster management.
Paczkowski joins the firm as Senior Managing Director. He brings deep leadership experience in emergency management, homeland security, infrastructure protection, public safety and civil authorities’ defense support. Most recently, Paczkowski served as Senior Vice President at ICF International, Inc., a consulting and technology services company. Prior to that role, he directed crisis management, preparedness, disaster recovery and risk management consulting services for local, state, and federal agencies, including serving as the Assistant Director for Operations at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). While at PANYNJ, Paczkowski led the agency’s emergency operations center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and was later appointed Director of Emergency Management and Security.
Ricki Henschel joins the firm as Vice President of Business Development. In this role, she will lead business development operations, including proposal management and capture strategy for major pursuits and core business opportunities. Henschel previously served as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Innovations Learning Practice Lead and Senior Vice President of Business Development Operations at ICF International, Inc., where she led capture strategy for the firm’s largest public and private sector opportunities.