Disaster Preparedness Summit Presentations


Opening Address

  • John Kedzierski - Director of Global Product and Solutions Marketing, Motorola Solutions (7.6mb PDF)
  • Panel Discussion

    Core Capabilities: Bridging the Gap Between the Public and Private Sector

  • Moderator: Rick Weil, Global Security Program Manager, Global Security Services / Corporate Campus Security, Walgreens; Private Sector Chairperson, Lake-Cook Regional Critical Incident Partnership (300kb PDF)
  • Theresa Enright, Director of Global Business Continuity, Aon (2.6mb PDF)
  • Robert (RC) Lawler, Director of GIS Corporate and Government Consulting, W. W. Grainger, Inc. (2.6mb PDF)
  • Michael G. Masters, Executive Director, Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (3.4mb PDF)
  • Full Group Session

    Public and Private Partnerships: From Theory to Action

  • George T. Chiampas, D.O., Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital; Medical Director, Bank of America Chicago Marathon and Shamrock Shuffle (12.6mb PDF)
  • S. Atyia Martin, Director, Office of Public Health Preparedness, Boston Public Health Commission, Boston Emergency Medical Services (18.9mb PDF)
  • Jim Williams, Manager of Emergency Preparedness and Response, Walgreens (2.1mb PDF)
  • Keynote Speaker

    Andrew Velasquez III - Regional Administrator, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Region V

    Breakout Sessions

    Decision Making Under Uncertainty: How Blending Business Continuity, Strategy, Competitive Intelligence and Risk Management Buffers Your Organization from “Black Swans” and “Shapeshifters”

  • Gina Gavito, Director, Emergency Response and Business Continuity, United Airlines (3.3mb PDF)
  • Social Media and Disasters: Best Practices and Lessons Learned

  • Suzanne Bernier, CEM, CBCP, MBCI, Principal, SB Crisis Consulting (17mb PDF)
  • Full Group Session

    Validating Strategy Using “War Gaming” as a Tool to Evaluate Emergency and Business Continuity Plans

  • Geary Sikich, Principal, Logical Management Systems, Corp. (1.8mb PDF)