Practitioners Meeting Schedule

The 2023 National Hazards Practitioners Meeting will be held on July 13. All times listed are Mountain Daylight Time and take place in the Ponderosa room at the Omni Hotel.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Location: Ponderosa Room, Omni Hotel

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Update on National Hazard Mitigation Association Initiatives

Opening Remarks
Tom Hughes, National Hazard Mitagation Association President
Overview and Introductions
Annie Vest, National Hazard Mitagation Association Vice President
9:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Keynote: Resilience Through the Community Lens

Courtney Bernet, Denver Office of Emergency Management
10:00 to 10:15 a.m.


10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Panel I: Mitigation Program Updates and Strategies for Community and Stakeholder Engagement

Annie Vest, Freese and Nichols
Gary O’Neal, C.H. Fenstermaker & Associates
Jennifer Burmester, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Christina Aronson, Federal Emegency Management Agency
11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
1:15 to 2:00 p.m.

Panel II: Strategies for Improving Community Access to Mitigation and Resilience Planning Expertise and Resources

Melanie Gall, Arizona State University
Angela Lindsey, University of Florida
Jason Fenn, Federal Emergency Management Agency
2:00 to 2:45 p.m.

Keynote: 2023 Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Stakeholder Engagement

Camille Crain, Federal Emergency Management Agency
2:45 to 3:00 p.m.


3:00 to 3:45 p.m.

Panel III: Innovation and Collaboration in Achieving Community Resilience

Erin Capps, Atkins
Katherine Rowden, U.S. Army Corps
Derrick Heibert, Deloitte
Mark Thompson, Colorado Homeland Security and Emergency Management
3:45 to 4:30 p.m.

Closing Roundtable: Discussion on Evolving Policy

Annie Vest, National Hazard Mitigation Association
Tom Hughes, National Hazard Mitagation Association