Hurricane Preparedness Season Symposium to be held Friday at ECU

North Carolina
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The public is invited to attend the 2019 Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season Symposium on Friday at the main campus of East Carolina University in Greenville.

At the Hurricane Preparedness Symposium – sponsored by Travelers Institute – attendees will learn the latest hurricane research on preparedness, lessons learned from past storms, and ideas for building damaged communities back even stronger after a hurricane hits.

The event, which includes lunch, will be held on Friday, June 7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at ECU’s Main Campus Student Center, Ballroom A, located at 501 East 10th Street in Greenville.

Registration and Networking starts at 11:30 a.m., and the Luncheon and Program starts at 12:00 p.m.

Here is the Symposium Schedule:

Opening Remarks:

Paul Schwager, Ph.D., Dean, East Carolina University
Michelle Osborne, Ph.D., Chief Deputy Commissioner of Insurance

Excellence in Community Resilience Award Presented by:
Marlene Ibsen, Vice President of Community Relations, President, Travelers Foundation

Keynote Address: Building a Culture of Preparedness 
Dan Kaniewski, Ph.D., Deputy Administrator, Resilience, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Panel Discussion: 
Moderator: Jessica Kearney, Second Vice President, Travelers Institute
Gina Schwitzgebel, General Manager, CEO, North Carolina Joint Underwriting Association and North Carolina Insurance Underwriting Association
Alister Watt, Chief Product Officer, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Perry Bird, Director, Eastern Region, Rebuilding Together

Elise Montanari, Vice President, Personal Insurance Analytics, Travelers

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