11:30AM - 12:30PM
'Extreme Weather' Panel
Session description coming soon.
Moderator: Bill Raisch - Executive Director, International Center for Enterprise Preparedness
Bill Raisch is the founding Director of the International Center for Enterprise Preparedness (InterCEP) at New York University which was established in 2004 as the world’s first research and development center dedicated to private sector resilience. The Center actively engages with the private sector and other key stakeholders to constructively address shared risks. The Center and Bill’s work focuses on addressing both existing and emerging forces and factors that may disrupt the operations of major organizations, governments and potentially wider society.
Bill has over 30 years of experience in the private sector spanning roles in both privately held and publicly traded corporations. His background includes leading strategic planning for Smith Barney International, publishing, agriculture and project consulting in a diversity of industries and managing several start-up efforts addressing new business innovations and technologies.
Bill served as private sector preparedness advisor to the U.S. Federal 9-11 Commission and assisted in developing the Commission’s recommendations on private sector emergency preparedness.
Bill recently served as a Fellow at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation focusing on identifying emerging issues that will impact the business community. He also recently completed service on the Board of Directors of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as well as on the Technical Committee on the Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management & Business Continuity (NFPA 1600).
Bill also serves as the emergency manager for his home town, the Village of Asharoken, New York. He received his B.A. (Government & Economics) and M.B.A. from Cornell University.
Panelist: Robert Brown - Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase
Robert Brown is an Executive Director and a 21-year veteran of JPMC with roles focused on resiliency and risk management. He has led JPMC’s Consumer and Community Banking (CCB) crisis management function since 2014.
Panelist: Sean Friedman - Vice President, IDB Bank
Sean Friedman is currently the Business Continuity Manager at Israel Discount Bank. Sean has spent his career in the financial industry working for JPMorgan, BNYMellon, Fidelity and Morgan Stanley. Over the last 15 years his focus has been on Business Continuity Planning.
Panelist: John Esposito - Corporate Director of HS&E and Security, Ports America
Over 40 years’ experience in the Maritime, Stevedoring and Safety and Security
While employed in the US Merchant Marine, worked as an AB and Boson, on US
Flag vessels, with training in Fire Fighting, Spill Prevention and Recovery,
Emergency Evacuation and Rescue.
Since 1979 has held various positions within the Maritime Industry, Marine
including Port Captain, Safety and Training Manager, Director of Equipment
Logistics, Terminal Operations Manager, and presently as Corporate Director of
HS&E, and Security for Ports America.
While serving as the Terminal Manger at the NYC Cruise Terminal For Ports
America, worked directly with NYPD Intel. Secret Service, and NYC OEM in
aftermath of the World Trade Center attacks, managing and securing the
Terminal which housed all NYC, NYS and Federal agencies responsible for the
Developed the Emergency Response Plan and Corporate Continuity of
Operations Plan for Ports America which provides assessment, implementation
response and recovery protocols and procedures for all departments, all sites
and operations within Ports America, for any possible interruption of business.
Trained the Emergency Response Team a select group employees from all
departments and representing all geographic areas who will mobilize to any Ports
America location within the US within 24 hours,to assist local management
This team was mobilized for assist resumption of business for Ports America
after Karina. Most recently mobilized for the response and recovery of Ports
America operations in the North East after Super Storm Sandy.
Leadership of Security team in compliance with Federal and Local regulations,
writing Security Plans, training of Facility Security Officers, Drills and reporting.