Our Keynotes

Dave Shull
CEO, The Weather Channel television network

Keynote Speaker

Joe Tankersley
President, Unique Visions

Keynote Speaker

Our Speakers

Sebastain Awondo
Associate Researcher – Alabama Center for Insurance Information & Research

Measuring the Value of FORTIFIED HomeTM Construction on Home Resale

Illya Azaroff*
Director of Design +lab architect PLLC

Building Resilient Homes – Breezy Point Update

Mark Benthien*
Director for Communication, Education, and Outreach at Southern California Earthquake Center

Earthquake Breakout Facilitator and Subject Matter Expert

Laurel Blatchford
Senior Vice President and Chief Program Officer

Resilience – An Investment to Protect and Strengthen Our Communities

John Bourdeau
Mitigation Risk Analysis Project Manager and CFM, FEMA

Randall Behm
Chief, Flood Risk and Floodplain Management, US Army Corps of Engineers

Current Trends in Non‐Structural Flood Risk Adaptive Measures

Tom Brooks
Vice President, Smart Vent

Floodplain Design, Construction and Impact Upon Flood Insurance

Vincent Brown
Senior Program Specialist, Risk Management Directorate, FEMA

Effective Mitigation Outreach Awareness and Action Through Local, State, Federal and Private Sector Collaboration (High Water Mark Campaign)

Marcus Coleman
Acting Deputy Director – DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships

Faithful Readiness: Strategies to Improve Engagement with Faith-based and Community Organizations

Dr. Anne Cope
Senior Vice President of Research at IBHS


Kevin Davis
Director of Sales, Quad-Lock Building Systems, Ltd.

Building Resilient Homes – Breezy Point Update

Jamie Farny
Director, Building Marketing Portland Cement Association

Building Resilient Homes – Breezy Point Update

Lawrence Frank
Resilience Program Manager, Atkins North America

Future Proofing Cities — Simulation Tool for Risk Management

Kathryn Godfrey
Assistant Director, US Government Accountability Office

Denton Herring
Senior Analyst, GAO

Evaluating and Encouraging Integrated Disaster Resilience Action

John Ingargiola
Lead Physical Scientist – FEMA Building Science Branch

FEMA Advances Resiliency with Building Codes Policies and Practices

Will Johnston
Tiny House Atlanta

Kim Bucciero
Tiny House Atlanta

Justice Jones
Austin Fire Department – The University of Texas at Austin

Wildfire Breakout Facilitator and Subject Matter Expert

Jack Jordan
Senior Technology Researcher – State Farm

The Evolution of ArcFault Circuit Interrupters in the National Electrical Code

Annie Kao
Senior Field Engineer, Simpson Strong-Tie

Innovative Connections for Stronger Homes

Carolyn Kousky
Director for Policy Research and Engagement Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, Wharton

Harnessing Insurance to Advance Mitigation

Ed Laatsch
Director, Safety, Planning and Building Science Division, Risk Management Directorate

Jennifer Goldsmith-Grinspoon
Physical Scientist — FEMA

An update on FEMA studies underway to measure past and future impacts of disaster resilience

Michael Lingerfelt
American Institute of Architects

Looking Ahead: Building on Ten Years of Disaster Assistance

Mike Mahoney*
Geophysicist at FEMA

Earthquake Breakout Facilitator and Subject Matter Expert

Dr. Forrest Masters
University of Florida

How the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) is bringing America›s Universities together

Joel May
Program Manager, Disaster Durable Solutions – BASF Performance Materials, Construction

Building Resilient Homes – Breezy Point Update

Rachel Minnery
Sr. Director, Sustainable Development Policy - American Institute of Architects

Coordinated Community Resilience: Using the NIST Community Resilience Planning Guide as a Tool

Mehdi Noori
Postdoctoral Associate - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Streamlined Hazard Mitigation Cost Assessment Framework for Residential Buildings

Aris Papadopoulos
Founder & Chair at Resilience Action Fund

How the Sendai Framework will Affect Future Resilience for Businesses and Consumers

David Prevatt
Associate Professor – University of Florida

Severe Wind Breakout Facilitator and Subject Matter Expert

Karthik Ramanathan
Senior Manager, Research and Modeling – AIR Worldwide

Role of Building Codes in Catastrophe Models

Bill Read
Former Director National Hurricane Center

Storm Surge Resilience for Houston/Galveston Region

Heidi Rosofsky
Disabilities, Access & Functional Needs Specialist - Global Vision Consortium

Building DAFN Community Resilience Through Inclusive Messaging Strategies

David Roueche
Postdoctoral Research Associate – University of Florida

Severe Wind Breakout Facilitator and Subject Matter Expert

Daniel Smith
Research Fellow – James Cook University

Parallels in Tropical Cyclone Mitigation Research for Australia and the US

Michele Steinberg
Wildfire Division Manager, NFPA

Wildfire Breakout Facilitator and Subject Matter Expert

Dale Thomure
Hazard Mitigation Manager, ISO

Analysis of National Trends in Building Code Adoption

Mary Uher
Engineered Wood Specialist, APA

After the Storm – Lessons Learned about Building for Tornado Resistance

*Invited Speaker