The 4th National Conference on Building Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships will take place on October 15 and 16 at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce headquarters in Washington, DC. The conference is a partnership between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and U.S. Northern Command.
I joined Citi in 2004, after two decades in public service at the New York City Police Department and Office of Emergency Management (OEM).
When a devastating tornado struck Henryville, Indiana, the town’s only school was destroyed along with many homes and businesses. While many community members were unsure about what to do next, the children, teachers, and parents were asking when they could return to school.
Businesses have a vital role to play in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Changing the Game: How Business Innovations Reduce the Impact of Disasters, explores how businesses have reduced the impact of disasters around the world.
In November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan ravaged Central Philippines, displacing entire communities in its path. The catastrophic destruction drew a tremendous outpouring of support from around the world, and immediate relief efforts ensued.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—As a nod to the importance of private-sector involvement in decision-making about disaster response, the U.S. Chamber BCLC today announced the appointment of Gerald McSwiggan to the new National Mass Care Council.