Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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PECO Energy Headquarters, Energy Hall 
2301 Market Street
Energy Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19101

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Event Dress

Business Casual
Parking Lots: (Paid Lots Only)
  • 1717 Arch St.
  • 50 N 23rd St. 
  • 139 N 23rd St.


Local Hotels:

  • Philadelphia Marriott Downtown,1201 Market St, Philadelphia PA, 215-625-2900
  • Marriott Suites, 1201 Market St, Philadelphia PA, 215-625-2900
  • Double Tree/Hilton Hotel, 237 South Broad St, Philadelphia PA, 215-893-1600


  Local Airport & Train Station: 
  • Philadelphia International Airport
  • The Philadelphia AMTRAK 30th Street station is within walking distance from the meeting facility, Directions Click Here

General Information:

  • Coffee/Danish & Lunch will be provided
  • Attire will be business casual 
  • Event is closed to media
  • This is a meeting of a working group of the All Hazards Consortium (501c3)


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You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG) Meeting at PECO Headquarters in Philadelphia, PA on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 8:30am to 3:00pm ET.  

About the Meeting

This regional integrated planning meeting is being jointly conducted by the FRWG Leadership and its private and public sector stakeholders across the United States in the electric sector along with other private sector companies from the food, fuel, finance, retail, telecommunications, transportation, chemical, medical and other lifeline sectors.

Additionally, this meeting is being supported by the multiple government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, along with several national trade associations and coordinating bodies.  

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This meeting will be the annual convening of the Multi-State Fleet Response Working Group (FRWG), a national multi-sector working group supported by private and public sector operations professionals.

This year's meeting will focus on four key topic areas: 

  • Regional Disaster Management & Coordination with States
  • Public/Private Sector Mutual Assistance
  • Joint Operational Information Sharing
  • Joint Education & Exercises

Meeting Agenda (subject to change)



8:00am to 8:30am


8:30am to 9:00am


  • Bill Kelbaugh, Manager, Emergency Preparedness, PECO Energy, Exelon
  • John Shaner, Chair of Fleet Response Working Group

9:00am to 10:15am


Description:  This facilitated panel of State Directors of Emergency Management will provide an executive level discussion on public/private coordination. Topics will include: processes used to prepare & communicate internally as well as externally with other states & organizations for multi-state disaster; identify opportunities for collaboration, information sharing, and education for private sector mutual assistance support; provide recommendations to the private sector for improvements.

Moderator: Jamie Turner, Retired, Former Director, Delaware Emergency Management

  • Pennsylvania – Jeff Thomas, Deputy Director, Department Emergency Management
  • Virginia – Jeff Stern, Director, Department Emergency Management
  • New Jersey – Major Robert Little, Commanding Officer, Emergency Management Section, NJ State Police
  • Maryland – Russ Strickland, Director, Department Emergency Management
  • District of Columbia – Brian Baker, Deputy Director, Department Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • New York – Kevin Wisely, Director, Department Emergency Management (INVITED)
10:15am to 10:30am


10:30am to 11:45am


Description: This regional panel session will provide a discussion on public/private operational information sharing at the local, regional and/or national levels.  Topics include;  existing processes & systems used to share information; operational information that is shared; the people that the information is shared with; how the information is used and handled; barriers, delays, concerns; improvements that can be made.

Moderator: Tom Moran, Executive Director, All Hazards Consortium


  • North Carolina -  Will Polk, Assistant General Counsel, Department Public Safety/Emergency Management
  • FEMA – Rob Glen, Director, Private Sector Office

Private Sector:

  • Edison Electric Institute - Chris Eisenbrey, Director, Business Continuity & Operations
  • First Energy/JCP&L - Rae Mallin, Manager of Emergency Preparedness

11:45am to 12:30pm


Overview: This keynote will provide an overview of NOAA’s major initiatives, issues and investments being made in their Weather Ready Nation initiative.

NOAA’s National Weather Service is transforming its operations to help America respond. Offices now provide forecast information in a way that better supports emergency managers, first responders, government officials, businesses and the public make fast, smart decisions to save lives and property and enhance livelihoods. NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service are moving new science and technology into National Weather Service operations that will improve forecasts and ultimately increase weather-readiness.

Guest Speaker: John Murphy, Chief Operations Officer, NOAA National Weather Service

12:30pm to 1:30pm


Description:  This regional panel session will provide a discussion on mutual assistance support efforts underway at the local, regional and/or national levels in the public and private sectors. Topics to be discussed will include: existing organizations/initiatives/challenges; updates on expediting through toll stations; efforts to address the legal operating authority issues impacting the private sector; new tools being developed to support mutual assistance.

Moderator: John Shaner, Chair, Fleet Response Working Group

Private Sector:

  • National Grid - Pete Allen, Manager, Emergency Planning Upstate NY
  • ConEdison - Carlos Torres, Vice President Emergency Management
  • Florida Power & Light, Tom Gwaltney, Sr. Director Central Maintenance Power Delivery


  • Delaware - Vic Buono, Chief of Toll Operations, Delaware DOT
  • North Carolina – Will Polk, Assistant General Counsel, NC Emergency Management
1:30pm to 1:45pm


1:45pm to 2:45pm


Description: This regional panel session will look at current public and private education and exercise initiatives and discuss ways to leverage/coordinate/integrate these activities in order to improve cross-discipline and cross sector education, relationship development and operational coordination. Topics will include: 2016 FEMA cross sector exercise; local/regional education initiatives; current national exercises that can be leveraged (GridEx, EEI/NRE); local/state exercises, recommendations for 2016.

Moderator:  Chris Eisenbrey, Director, Business Continuity & Operations. Edison Electric Institute

Private Sector:

  • AHC/Fleet Response WG - John Shaner, Retired PHI, FRWG Chairperson


  • FEMA - Dan Stoneking, Director, External Affairs, FEMA Region III
  • District of Columbia - Jamie Quarrelles, Chief, Training and Exercise Division, Department Homeland Security and Emergency Management
  • DHS NPPD – Shawn Graff, Deputy Director, DHS Office of Infrastructure Protection, Sector Outreach and Programs Division
2:45pm to 3:00pm





Attendees for this meeting include public and private sector operations professionals who:

  • Reply upon electrical power to run their organizations and supply chains;
  • Are interested in learning about the initiatives, projects and efforts underway that expedite power/utility restoration
  • Are interested in logistics and supply chain movement across state lines and US / Canadian borders;
  • Are interested public/private planning/education/exercises/information sharing to improve disaster management and reduce risks;
  • How state/local government share sensitive operational information during disasters with industry

Current Registered Organizations & Titles:

  • Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Logistics Program Manager
  • Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Recovery Planning Coordinator
  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, Research Scientist 1
  • Born Consulting, President
  • Boston Strong Disaster Relief, inc, Founding President
  • NJ Department of Transportation, Manager, Emergency Management
  • Pegasus Program, SME
  • PSE&G, Manager - Deliver Operations
  • Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management, Infrastructure Program Manager
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Logistics Section Chief
  • ARCOS, National Account Manager
  • Sprint, Manager, Emergency Response Team
  • PPL Electric Utilities, Manager, Emergency Preparedness
  • City of Philadelphia, Logistics Coordinator
  • PSEG Long Island, Manager
  • Wakefern Food Corporation, LP Senior Supervisor
  • US Dept of Energy, ESF#12 FEMA, Region IV Coordinator
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI), Director, Business Continuity & Operations
  • New Jersey State Police / NJOEM, Assistant Bureau Chief, Preparedness Bureau
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency, Private Sector Liaison
  • Wakefern Food Corp, Senior Supervisor Loss Prevention
  • Communications Electronics, Inc., Director, Technical Services
  • FEMA, Transportation Management Specialist
  • DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agen, Director
  • Department of Homeland Security, Deputy Director
  • FEMA Region III, Logistics
  • NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, Deputy Director
  • Florida Power & Light Company, Sr Director CMC
  • FirstEnergy, Manager - Emergency Preparedness
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers, Director of Business Continuity
  • Mid-Atlantic Petroleum Distributors Association, Executive
  • StormCenter Communications, Inc., Founder & CEO
  • PECO, Emergency Preparedness Manager
  • Verizon, Chief Business Continuity Officer
  • PES, LLC, President & Sr. Associate
  • FEMA Region II, Program Analyst, Operations Planning Branch
  • FEMA, Program Analyst, Operations Planning Branch
  • AT&T, Manager - Global Fleet Operations
  • EY, Senior Manager
  • Jersey Central Power & Light, Manager - Emergency Preparedness
  • JACOBS Engineering, ITS and Operations Specialist
  • PA Public Utility Commission (PUC), Emergency Preparedness Manager
  • Wakefern Food Corp., Manager Loss Prevention
  • New Jersey State Police, Lieutenant Colonel
  • Commonwealth of Virginia, Critical Infrastructure Protection Program Manager
  • ARCOS, Director, Utility Services
  • FEMA Region III, Operations Branch Manager
  • FEMA Region II, Federal Preparedness Coordinator
  • Rutgers University Police Institute, Consultant
  • PA Public Utility Commission, Sr. Communications Specialist
  • CNA Institute for Public Research, Principal Researcher, Supply Chain Resilience
  • Nuclear Energy Institute, Senior Director, Security & Emergency Preparedness
  • PSEG Long Island, Sr. Coordinator
  • AT&T Technology Operations, Dir, Emergency Management Preparedness & Response
  • Wakefern Food Corp., Manager, Retail Operations
  • Oncor, Business Continuity Consultant, Sr
  • DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Division Director
  • FEMA, NBEOC Manager
  • FS-ISAC, Director, Business Resiliency
  • Edison Electric Institute, Mgr. Business Continuity & Security
  • PECO / Excelon, Director, Distribution Operations
  • FEMA, Technological Hazards Branch Chief
  • Philadelphia Mayor's Office, Assistant Deputy Mayor
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, Reliability and Emergency Preparedness Supervisor
  • AHC FRWG, Chair
  • FEMA Region III, Federal Preparedness Coordinator
  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Student
  • Carillon Information Security, Vice President Sales and Marketing
  • FEMA, Director, External Affairs
  • Maryland Department of Transportation, Senior Policy Analyst
  • NYC Emergency Management, Ground Support Program Manager
  • FEMA/DHS, Planning Specialist
  • PA Emergency Management Agency, Executive Deputy Director
  • Transtech Engineering Consultants, Inc.
  • New Jersey State Police, Sergeant
  • DE Emergency Management, Retired State Emergency Manager
  • NJ Board of Public Utilities, Research Scientist
  • FEMA, National Preparedness
  • American Electric Power, Strategic Initiatives Lead
  • Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center, Fusion Center Executive Director
  • AT&T, Area Manager
  • Baltimore Gas and Electric, Sr. Emergency Response Administrator
  • FEMA, Director, Response Division
  • PA Office of Homeland Security, Infrastructure Protection Specialist
  • Eversource Energy, Manager Resource Acquisition