We can use technology to improve not only how governments respond to a disaster, but how we keep people informed, leading to a faster recovery and better long-term outcomes

Steve Riley has served as town manager for the Town of Hilton Head Island, SC with distinction since 1994. Along with overseeing daily operations of governing a town that triples its population every summer, Riley was critical in steering the town’s reentry and recovery processes in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. Having spent years planning Hilton Head Island for such an event, Riley was uniquely prepared to manage 244 staff and dozens of private contractors shortly after the devastation of the storm.