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EM2020: Emergency Management Week 2020

October 27th - November 3rd, 2020

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Thanks to our Guardian Sponsor!

The Government Technology & Services Coalition's EM2020 is a week of interactive webinars to explore the missions of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the practice of emergency management, and the nation's preparedness for, response to and recovery from any emergency. Webinars feature a keynote speaker. and panel discussion for approximately 1.5-2 hours daily. See the agenda here

As you can see we continue to bring you the people, information, and collaboration necessary to understand our government partners! For EM2020 you will receive the login  information for the day's webinar before 10:00 am -- or at least 3 hours prior to the start -- each day.  If you registered for the full series, you'll get your link to join the webinar each morning.  Same with registrations for individual sessions.


Please follow the link you are sent to gain access.  We send this information both through eventbrite and through our personal email.  PLEASE mark both as safe senders with your email system to ensure you get the information.  Thank you for participating and we look forward to a great week!

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Wednesday, October 28th

1:30 PM 

EM2020 Global Event Keynote 

Peter Gaynor



Peter T. Gaynor was officially confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be FEMA Administrator on January 14, 2020.Gaynor has more than 11 years of experience in emergency management. Prior to coming to FEMA, Gaynor served as the Director of Rhode Island’s Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) in 2015. During that time, RIEMA responded to numerous small and large disasters, including one presidentially declared disaster and at least seven pre-existing active federal disasters. Gaynor oversaw response and recovery efforts to blizzards, floods, tropical storms and public health emergencies. He also coordinated evacuations, mass care, special events, and school safety.



Wednesday, October 28th 

Preparedness: Expanding our Understanding

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2:00 PM

Alex Amparo 

Assistant Administrator, National Preparedness Directorate 

Mr. Alex Amparo is the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the National Preparedness Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, where he is responsible for delivering education, training and exercises to build a culture of preparedness in the United States.  His distinguished career in emergency management spans more than two decades at the State and Federal levels.  Mr. Amparo entered the Senior Executive Service (SES) in 2011.


Discussion Panel 


2:30 PM

Chad Gorman

Deputy Assistant Administrator, 
National Preparedness Directorate 


3:00 PM

Linda Mastandrea 

Director, Office of Disability Integration and Coordination



3:30 PM

G. Keith Bryant

U.S. Fire Administration 


4:00​ PM

David Maurstad 

FEMA Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation and senior executive of the National Flood Insurance Program


Tuesday, October 27th 

Technology and the FEMA Mission


2:00 PM

Lytwaive Hutchinson

Chief Information Officer,



2:30 PM

Christine Nalli

Deputy Chief

Component Human

Capital Officer for




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Thursday, October 29th 

Resilience for All-Hazards 


2:00 PM

Bridget Bean

Deputy Administrator (Acting), Resilience


Bridget Bean serves as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator for Resilience. In this role, Ms. Bean leads an organization of more than 1,400 employees across four major and three minor components that include the Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration, National Preparedness Directorate, Grant Programs Directorate, National Continuity Programs, Office of Counterterrorism and Security Preparedness, Office of Resilience Integration and Coordination, and Resilience Enterprise Operations.


Friday, October 30th

FEMA Modification of Response and Recovery efforts in a pandemic environment


2:00 PM

Jeffrey Dorko

Deputy Associate Administrator for Logistics, Office of Response & Recovery



2:30 PM

Dr. Melissa Forbes 

Deputy Assistant Administrator (Acting)  for Recovery, 

Office of Recovery &



Tuesday, November 3rd 

Procurement Update 


2:00 PM

Bobby McCane

Chief Procurement Officer




2:30 PM

Lester L. Ingol

Deputy Chief Component Procurement Officer