Conference Schedule

Summit on Resilience II: THE NEXT STORM

Monday, October 20
Michael Schimmel Theater
3 Spruce St, Manhattan, NY 10038



Registration and breakfast (Schimmel Lobby)



Welcome: Dean Nira Herrmann, Dyson College of Arts & Sciences, Pace University



Introductory Remarks: Stéphane Hallegatte, Senior Economist, Climate Change Group, The World Bank



Stephen J. Friedman, President, Pace University interviews Patrick Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Topic: “How did we do?”

9:30 - 10:30am:


Private and Public Sector Panel—Risk Management Perspectives
Discussion on physical restoration, general insurance claims for loss of records, interruption of business and what worked well during Superstorm Sandy.

Moderator: Rose Littlejohn, Managing Director, Business Services and LETS, PricewaterhouseCoopers


  • Jerome Hatfield, Regional Administration, Region II, FEMA
  • Vincent Barrella, Mayor, Point Pleasant, New Jersey
  • Jill Dalton, Managing Director, Global Risk Consulting and Property Claims Preparation, Advocacy and Valuation, AON Risk Solutions
  • Gary Lawrence, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Office, AECOM

10:30 - 10:45am:


Break (Schimmel Lobby)

10:45 - 11:45am:


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
  • Daniel Zarrilli, Director of Recovery and Resiliency, Mayor's Office NYC
  • Chris Levendos, Vice President, National Operations, Verizon



Closing Topic: Michael Berkowitz, President, 100 Resilient Cities

Speak on the Foundation’s multi-year effort to build urban resilience worldwide.           



Final Remarks: Professor Joseph Ryan, Chair, Criminal Justice, Pace University     




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