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Disaster Mitigation and Resilience Forum Series

WATCH LIVE: Forum on FEMA’s BRIC Program

TUNE IN LIVE:
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 | 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Washington, D.C.

BRIC Speaker Session

9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

  • 9:00 AM – Welcome Remarks

    Jimi Grande, SVP of Government Affairs, NAMIC

  • 9:05 AM – U.S. Chamber Welcome

    Ed Mortimer, Vice President, Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

  • 9:10 AM – Former FEMA Administrator Remarks

    Introduction by Jeff Feid, Loss Mitigation Administrator, State Farm
    Keynote by R. David Paulison, Former Administrator, FEMA

  • 9:25 – NEMA Remarks

    Introduction by Pamela Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition
    Keynote by Chris Rodriguez, Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)

  • 9:40 AM – Local Emergency Management Remarks

    Introduction by Pamela Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition
    Keynote by Nick Crossley, Director, Hamilton County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency || Immediate Past President, IAEM

  • 9:55 AM – Federal Emergency Management Association Remarks

    Introduction by Pamela Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition

    Keynote by David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator, FIMA, FEMA

  • 10:10 AM – Closing

    Pamela Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition

Panel Discussions

10:15 AM – 12:25 PM
Moderated by Pamela Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition

10:15 AM – BRIC Best Practices Discussion

Identifying and Qualifying for FEMA’s Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program

This one-on-one conversation hosted by Pamela Williams centers on industry priorities concerning grant submissions, state-led grant/incentive programs, and more.

Featuring:
Katherine Fox, Assistant Administrator, FIMA, FEMA

Q&A Session

10:45 AM – State and Local Mitigation Priorities Panel

Identifying State and Local Mitigation Priorities

This panel features state and local stakeholders and emergency management and resiliency experts. It focuses on identifying and understanding this group's mitigation and resilience goals, including managing different state, local, and regional challenges.

Panelists:
Bryan Koon, VP of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, IEM
Chris Rodriguez, Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA)
Nick Crossley, Director, Hamilton County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency || Immediate Past President, IAEM

11:15 AM – Building Science & Safe Homes Panel

Case Studies: Tested Building Science and Safe Homes

This panel explores use cases for achieving residential resilience, including topics like wind retrofitting, wildfire resilience, and more.

Panelists:
Roy Wright, President & CEO, IBHS
Eric Nelson, Senior Vice President, CAT Strategy & Analysis, Travelers
Jerry Workman, Deputy Commissioner, Alabama Department of Insurance

11:50 AM – Public Infrastructure Panel

Case Studies: Public Infrastructure

This panel explores use cases for achieving resilience in public infrastructure, including the power and water lifelines and beyond.

Panelists:
Seth Siegel, Author, "Troubled Water: What's Wrong with What We Drink"
Keith Kropf, PE, Former Director of Engineering, Florida Keys Electric Cooperative
Thomas Smith, Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers

Concluding Forum Remarks

12:25 – 12:30 PM
  • 12:25 PM – Closing Remarks & Looking Ahead to Future Forums

    Pamela Williams, Executive Director, BuildStrong Coalition