Summit on Resilience II


Summit on Resilience II

What lessons have been learned from Superstorm Sandy — and how are they shaping public-private partnerships during times of crisis and recovery?

Pace University convenes leaders from key industries, divisions of governmentand research institutions in an effort to build urban resilience through improved cooperation and communication among business, government, and the public.
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Summit
Welcome: Dean Nira Herrmann, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Pace University
Introductory Remarks: Stéphane Hallegatte, Senior Economist, Climate Change Group, The World Bank
Interview: Patrick J. Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, to be interviewed by Pace President Stephen J. Friedman
Panel I: Private and Public Sector – Risk Management Perspectives
Discussion on physical restoration, general insurance claims for loss of records, interruption of business
Moderator: Rose Littlejohn, Managing Director, Business Services and LETS, PricewaterhouseCoopers
• Vincent Barrella, Mayor, Point Pleasant, New Jersey
• Jill Dalton, Managing Director, Global Risk Consulting and Property Claims Preparation, Advocacy and Valuation, AON Risk Solutions
• Jerome Hatfield, Regional Administrator, FEMA Region II
• Gary Lawrence, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer, AECOM
Panel II: Utilities and Experts on Distributed Power Panel Perspectives
Discussion on distributed power to identify policy shifts that could lead to better results next time
Moderator: Andrew Revkin, Dot Earth Blogger, New York Times; Senior Fellow, Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies
• Tom Bourgeois, Deputy Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center; Director, US Department of Energy’s Northeast CHP Technical Assistance Partnership
• Troy De Vries, Chief Engineer for Distribution Engineering, Consolidated Edison Company of New York
• Chris Levendos, Vice President, National Operations, Verizon
• Daniel Zarrilli, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, NYC Mayor’s Office
Closing Remarks: Michael Berkowitz, President, 100 Resilient Cities

Date & Location

Date: Monday, October 20, 2104
Location: Pace University New York City Campus
Schimmel Theatre
3 Spruce Street
New York, NY 10038

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