Dr. Trevor Girard is Director of Standards and Accreditation at Hotel Resilient, a non-profit organization with the mission to establish and promote climate and disaster resilient standards and practice in the hotel industry. He is also Chief Scientific Officer at Risklayer GmbH, which offers a range of services for analyzing and managing disaster risk. Trevor is a disaster management professional with a background in architecture, project management and sustainable development. He completed his PhD in the Department of Civil Engineering, Geo and Environmental Sciences at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany in 2018. His PhD research investigated the various components of a typical disaster communication system that influence the effectiveness of disaster communication strategies and their ability to influence response actions. Trevor is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ®) Accredited Professional. He is also a certified search and rescue responder and volunteers with the German Technical Disaster Relief (THW).