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November 3, 2016

Meeting the resilience challenge

Date
November 3, 2016

Time
7:30 am – 3:00 pm

Location
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130-2349

The following is an agenda for the day's events. Schedule and speakers are subject to change. Please use the Twitter hashtag #GulfResilienceMM.

7:30 am – 8:00 am
Registration and coffee

8:00 am – 8:10 am
Welcome remarks: Nick DeNichilo | President and CEO,
Mott MacDonald North America


Session 1: Climate change
Moderator: Pat Natale – VP Business Strategies, Mott MacDonald

8:10 am – 9:30 am
Introduction of Speakers

Speaker #1 – David Viner | Principal Advisor of Climate Resilience, Mott MacDonald

Speaker #2 – Vilas Mujumdar | Retired, National Science Foundation

Speaker #3 – TBD

Q&A

Break


Session 2: Transportation – Infrastructure
Moderator: David Skipper – Vice President, Highways and Bridges, Mott MacDonald

9:30 am – 10:40 am
Introduction of speakers

Speaker #4 – George Conner | Southeast Region Engineer, Alabama Department of Transportation

Speaker #5 – Dr. Eric Kalivoda | Deputy Secretary, Louisiana Department of Transportation

Speaker #6 – Michael Holder | Chief Engineer, North Carolina Department of Transportation

Q&A

Break


Session 3: Coastal
Moderator: Hugo Bermudez – Vice President, Ports and Coastal, Mott MacDonald

10:40 am – 11:50 am
Introduction of speakers

Speaker #7 – Thomas Holden | Acting Chief of Engineering and Construction, HQS USACE

Speaker #8 – Fred Tharp | Chief of Engineering, Port of New Orleans

Speaker #9 – Dr. Ken Wisian | Senior Deputy Director, Texas General Lands Office

Q&A

Break


Session 4: Utility infrastructure
Moderator: John Peabody – Senior Vice President, Director of Federal Programs, Mott MacDonald

11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Introduction of speakers

Speaker #10 – Cedric S. Grant | Executive Director, Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans

Speaker #11 – Jorge Cardenas | Vice President, Asset Management & Centralized Services, PSE&G System Hardening

Speaker #12 – Rick Johnson | Director, Environmental Strategy & Policy, Entergy Corporation

Speaker #13 – Steve Sorrell | Executive Director, Emerald Coast Utilities Authority (ECUA)

Q&A

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Lunch and networking

Lunch speaker – Deputy Mayor Jeffrey P. Hebert | Chief Resilience Officer, City of New Orleans

For more information contact:

Don Flood
donald.flood@mottmac.com
973.912.2457

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