Emergency Preparation, Response and Recovery

Emergency Preparation, Response and Recovery
Is your port ready to respond to a natural disaster or crisis? This seminar will address how to prepare for and recover from a variety of emergency situations ranging from hurricanes to cyber attacks. Learn best practices and lessons learned that will be of value to port management, engineers, operations personnel, communications staff, attorneys, and risk managers.

Elective Program

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Seminar location
Ortiz Center

402 Harbor Dr.
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
(361) 879-0125

Hotel information:

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel
900 N Shoreline Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Phone: (361) 887-1600 or click here to make reservation.

Room Rate: $161.00 single/double
Room Block Cut-Off Date: October 21st, 2019

***A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved, so please make your hotel arrangements early.***
***The Ortiz Center is located approximately 1 mile from the hotel.  Attendees are responsible for their own transportation***
11/13/2019 - 11/14/2019
Ortiz Center 402 Harbor Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Event Pricing

ItemReg. ClassPrice
Seminar RegistrationMember995.00
Seminar RegistrationNon Member1195.00



Wednesday, 13 November 2019

8:30 AM

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM

Does your port know what it needs to be prepared for? What do weather events and natural disasters have in common with other types of hazards and stressors?  How can organizations make sure that they are using the right threshold to evaluate
event as they occur and respond appropriately?

Mat Mampara, P.E., Associate Vice President, Dewberry, Fairfax, VA
R.J. Thomas, Manager of Emergency Preparedness, Coastal Bend Council of Governments
John Bray, Port Security Specialist, U.S. Coast Guard
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:30 AM

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
10:30 AM

Being able to address hazards when they arise means being prepared on a number of fronts. Is your organization confident that you have both the right type and the right amount of insurance? As you move through incident response, do you know which of your actions and decisions might help expediate claims and which might create unnecessary obstacles? While risk management may fall to the CFOs in your organization, operations professionals must be prepared to play a key role in insurance and claims processes.
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 AM

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

As ports continue to grow and plan for the future, they are well served to anticipate emergencies and use existing planning efforts and ongoing capital projects to build in features and components that will facilitate emergency response when needed. But ports also make sure that all plans (master plans, strategic plans, economic development plans, etc) stay up to date to reflect conditions that change because of hazards and emergencies.
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM

Whether your port has an existing Emergency Operations Center or is exploring its needs for an EOC, you need to make smart decisions about needs and priorities and be realistic about how to leverage outside funding, such as federal grants, to
make your EOC a reality or update it to have the longevity needed for years to come.

April O. Danos, Director of Homeland Security & Technology, Greater Lafourche Port Commission (Port Fourchon, LA)
Stacey W. Tate, Chief, Emergency Management & Readiness, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Corpus Christi
Billy Delgado, Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Corpus Christi
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM
2:15 PM

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:30 PM

Seasoned operations professionals play a critical role in responding to emergencies and hazards that occur in an around the port, but such incidents may have serious implications for HR managers, environmental managers, IT professionals and other members of the management or executive team at a port. When your colleagues look to you to set the tone, do you have the soft skills needed – in addition to the subject matter expertise – to step up to the plate?

Valerie Pompa, Owner, VAP Business Solutions LLC
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
3:45 PM

5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
5:00 PM

Thursday, 14 November 2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM

Your organization may have a sophisticated plan, but what about individual employees? They need to be personally prepared for incidents – at home, with their families, on their commutes and at their desks to give your organization an opportunity to put its plan into action. This session will cover why helping employees really helps the organization.

Lorena de Rodriguez, President, SSi, Inc., Tucson, AZ
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM

A successful emergency response requires everyone to be ready. Is your organization utilizing tools built on the National Incident Management System (online, in-person sessions, tabletop exercises) to ensure its employees are prepared to play their parts in getting your port fully operational as soon as possible after a response?

Debra Tsuchiyama Baker, Managing Partner, Baker Wotring LLP, Houston, TX
Sarah Garza, Director of Environmental Planning & Compliance, Port Corpus Christi 
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
10:00 AM

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:00 AM

After your organization moves on to recover and rebuilding, how can you ensure that your port ends up in a better place than it started? Following the idiom “never let a good crisis go to waste,” this session will explore the opportunities embedded in recovery.

David Lessinger, Senior Advisor, Resilience Practice, CSRS, Lake Charles, LA
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
11:15 AM

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
12:30 PM

Your IT staff may be buzzing about drones, sensors, IoT (Internet of Things) and other emerging types of technology, but you need to make sure that technology integrates with your organization’s goals and plans.

Jennifer Chase, Senior Terminal Operations Development Manager, Moffatt & Nichol
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM

All-hazards responses require communication and partnerships with other governmental entities as well as outside stakeholders. How can your port work together – in advance of an incident and during a response – to ensure that everyone is on the same page?

Allison Davis, FEMA Programs Practice Lead, CSRS, Inc., Lake Charles, LA 
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2:30 PM

3:30 PM - 3:45 PM
3:30 PM

To close the program, attendees will hear from a variety of ports who can share lessons learned from incidents in their recent past. Hear first-hand what worked – and what didn’t – in real-life hazards responses from your port industry colleagues.
3:45 PM - 5:00 PM
3:45 PM

5:00 PM
5:00 PM

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Attendee Roster

Mr. Babatunde M. Abdulazeez   vinaro2015@gmail.comABDULAZEEZ, BABATUNDE19EMER
Mrs. Amauche Afam Chukwuma    AFAM CHUKWUMA, AMAUCHE19EMER
Ms. Alison ChowCeres Terminals IncorporatedManager of Security and Terminal Logistics(201) 974-3841achow@ceresglobal.comCHOW, ALISON19EMER
Mr. Chris ConnorAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesIncoming President & CEO(703) 684-5700cconnor@aapa-ports.orgCONNOR, CHRIS19EMER
Mr. Daniel DeptulaJacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT)Security and Emergency Preparedness Planner(904) 357-3366Daniel.Deptula@Jaxport.comDEPTULA, DANIEL19EMER
Mr. Matthew GabbettMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportDeputy Director of Operations(228) 865-4300 GABBETT, MATTHEW19EMER
Ms. Jodi GibsonAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesManager of Training and Programs(253) 238-0446jgibson@aapa-ports.orgGIBSON, JODI19EMER
Mrs. Vicki GruberHamilton-Oshawa Port AuthorityManager Port Security and Harbour Master(905) 525-4330vgruber@hopaports.caGRUBER, VICKI19EMER
Mr. Chris HoganPort FreeportDirector of Protective Services(979) 373-5911hogan@portfreeport.comHOGAN, CHRIS19EMER
Ms. Meredith MartinoAmerican Association of Port AuthoritiesVice President of Member Engagement(703) 706-4707mmartino@aapa-ports.orgMARTINO, MEREDITH19EMER
Mr. Paul MatthewsPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictDeputy Port Director(504) 682-7920pmatthews@pphtd.comMATTHEWS, PAUL19EMER
Ms. Katie MillerPort of StocktonHuman Resources Manager(209) 946-0246kmiller@stocktonport.comMILLER, KATIE19EMER
Patience NwaogwugwoSifax Stevedoring Nigeria Ltd. (SIFAX GROUP)   NWAOGWUGWO, PATIENCE19EMER
Mr. Randal OgrydziakPort of BeaumontDirector of Security, Facilities & Regulatory Compliance, & Emergency Mgt(409) 835-5367rso@pobtx.comOGRYDZIAK, RANDAL19EMER
Mr. Gary PitcovichMississippi State Port Authority at GulfportCrane Manager(228) 865-4300gpitcovich@shipmspa.comPITCOVICH, GARY19EMER
Mr. JP RicherThe Port Authority of New York & New JerseySenior Marine Terminals Operations Representative(212) 435-4218jricher@panynj.govRICHER, JP19EMER
Mr. Franklin E. Roig, Jr.PortMiami Miami-Dade Police Dept.Chief(305) 329-4031feroigjr@mdpd.comROIG, FRANKLIN19EMER
Mr. Charles RolleFreeport Harbour Company (Bahamas)Operations Manager(242) 688-8506rolle.charles@fhcbahamas.comROLLE, CHARLES19EMER
Mr. Maynard J. SandersPlaquemines Port, Harbor and Terminal DistrictExecutive Director(504) 682-7920sandysanders@pphtd.comSANDERS, MAYNARD19EMER
Rodney StuartFreeport Harbour Company (Bahamas)Safety Manager(242) 352-9651stuart.rodney@fcpbahamas.comSTUART, RODNEY19EMER
Sanni Abu SuleimanSifax Stevedoring Nigeria Ltd. (SIFAX GROUP)   SULEIMAN, SANNI ABU19EMER
Mr. Jeff VinePort of Stockton (209) 946-0246jvine@stocktonport.comVINE, JEFF19EMER
Mr. Christopher ZuffanteMassachusetts Port AuthorityFacilities Manager(617) 946-4446chriszuffante@gmail.comZUFFANTE, CHRISTOPHER19EMER