10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference Day 2

During Day 2 of the Building Resilience conference, leaders from government, nonprofits, and private industry explored how new systems have been deployed and looked into the next decade of challenges and opportunities.


Air Date: July 28, 2021

Moderator: Marc DeCourcey, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Featured Guests: Caitlin Durkovich, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, Resilience and Response, White House National Security Council, Jason Jackson, Vice President, Customer Experience, Infinite Blue, Scott Gibson, Head of Strategy, Global Security, Uber, Liz McCartney, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, SBP, Christopher Geiger, Enterprise Risk and Sustainability Director, Lockheed Martin, Bob Kolasky, CISA Assistant Director, National Risk Management Center, Zack Rosenburg, Co-Founder and CEO, SBP, Alejandro N. Mayorkas, Secretary, Department of Homeland Security, William Sweet, Oceanographer, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, NOAA, Francis Bouchard, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council, Josh Sawislak, Senior Advisor, American Flood Coalition, Nick Shufro, Assistant Administrator (Acting) and Deputy Assistant Administrator, Risk Management, FEMA, Doug Baker, Vice President, Industry Relations, FMI – The Food Industry Association, Jerry O'Dwyer, Global Strategy and Operations Leader, Deloitte, Kathy Fulton, Executive Director, American Logistics Aid Network, Jen Easterly, Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, James Morentz, PhD, Founder and Executive Director, Single Automated Business Exchange for Reporting Institute [SABER], Ben Roeber, Preparedness and Protection Branch Chief, Idaho Office of Emergency Management, Bridger McGaw, Director, Global Security & Services, athenahealth, Annette Guzman, Director of Budget and Management Services, Cook County Government, Gaurav Menon, Partner, Guidehouse, Douglas Farnham, Chief Operational Officer, Agency of Administration, State of Vermont, Khalil Rahal, Assistant County Executive, Wayne County, Nicole Clifton, President, Social Impact & President, UPS, Inc. & The UPS Foundation, Robert Glenn, Director, OB3I, FEMA

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND, convened to host the 10th Annual Building Resilience Through Private-Public Partnerships Conference.

COVID-19 has impacted every community, but recovery has not been the same. The pandemic has exposed deep-rooted vulnerabilities and shown why we as a society need to work together to increase our resilience and elevate the equity of every individual. Now is the opportunity to strengthen partnerships. Together, we can shape a resilient future that drives opportunity, prosperity, security, and advancement for all.

Discussions at the conference addressed the collaboration required among private, public, and nonprofit sectors to help mitigate the effects of all disasters. These included how to build resilience against all hazards while looking ahead to future emergencies and how we can be better prepared through greater collaboration across sectors.

Day 2 of the conference included panels on the following topics:

  • A look into the next decade and beyond, discussing emergent challenges and opportunities.
  • How agencies and government developed new systems to respond in the pandemic environment.
  • Remarks from senior administration officials on future directions for their agencies in our changing environment.
  • How businesses can share their status of operations with each other and with the government following a disaster.

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