Wednesday March 23, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM EST


PECO Energy Headquarters, Energy Hall 
2301 Market Street
Energy Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19101

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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.  


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


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 – Rick Flinn, Director, Department Emergency Management 
  • Virginia – Jeff Sterns, Director, Department Emergency Management
  • New Jersey – Lt. Col. Jeffrey Mottley, Deputy Superintendent of Homeland Security, NJ State Police 
  • Maryland – Russ Strickland, Director, Department Emergency Management 
  • District of Columbia – Brian Baker, Deputy Director, Department Homeland Security and Emergency Management
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 Emergency Management 
  • District of Columbia - Lee "Tip" Wight, Executive Director, Fusion Center 
  • FEMA – Rob Glen, Director, Private Sector Office
  • U.S. DOE – Sam Kimzey, Director, National Response & Recovery, Infrastructure Security & Energy Restoration, U.S. Department of  Energy
  • Edison Electric Institute - Chris Eisenbrey, Director, Business Continuity & Operations
  • First Energy/NJPL - Rae Mallin, Manager of Emergency Preparedness 

11:45am to 12:30pm


Overview: This keynote will provide an overview of the major initiatives, issues and investments be made in the electric sector across the U.S.

Speaker: John Caldwell, Director, Economics , Edison Electric Institute (EEI)

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, Retired PHI, Chair, Fleet Response Working Group


  • Southern Company - Aaron Strickland, Director Emergency Operations
  • Southeastern Electric Exchange - Scott Smith, Director 
  • PECO Energy/Exelon - Bill Kelbaugh, Director Emergency Services
  • Duke Energy - Marc Arnold, Director E&CP Ohio/Kentucky 
  • Florida Power & Light, Tom Gwaltney, Sr. Director Central Maintenance Power Delivery
  • Delaware - Vic Buono, Chief of Toll Operations, DelDOT
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


  • Edison Electric Institute - Chris Eisenbrey, Director, Business Continuity & Operations 
  • AHC/Fleet Response WG - John Shaner, 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

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

Look at the public and private organizations already registered:

  • 4 Irving Place
  • All Hazards Consortium
  • American Electric Power
  • AT&T
  • Atlantic City Electric
  • BGE
  • C&S Wholesale Grocers
  • Central Hudson G&E
  • Con Edison
  • Covenant Park Integrated Initiatives, Inc.
  • Data Fusion Solutions, Inc.
  • Delaware Department of Transportation
  • DHS/IP/Sector Outreach and Programs Division
  • Disaster Solutions, LLC
  • Dominion Power
  • Duke Energy
  • Duquesne Light
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
  • ER-ITN
  • Eversource Energy
  • EY
  • FEMA Logistics Management Directorate
  • FEMA Region II New York
  • FEMA Region III
  • FirstEnergy
  • Florida Power & Light
  • Flywheel Government Solutions
  • Georgia Power/Southern Company
  • I-95 Corridor Coalition
  • Integrity Consulting
  • JCP&L
  • Jersey Central Power & Light
  • Kinder Morgan
  • Liteye Systems Inc
  • Maryland Department of Transportation
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • Mutualink, Inc.
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • National Grid
  • New Jersey Board of Public Utilities
  • New Jersey Office Homeland Security & Preparedness
  • New Jersey State Police
  • New York City Emergency Management
  • NextGenID, Inc
  • NJ Board of Public Utilities
  • NJ Department of Transportation
  • NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness
  • North Carolina Department of Public Safety/NCEM
  • NYC Emergency Management
  • PA Emergency Management Agency
  • Pa Office of Homeland Security
  • PA Public Utility Commission
  • PECO
  • Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency
  • Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission
  • Pepco Holding, Inc.
  • Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management
  • Platform Brown
  • PPL Electric Utilities
  • PSE&G
  • PSEG Long Island
  • Southeastern Electric Exchange
  • Southwest Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC)
  • Sprint
  • State of Delaware - Department of Transportation
  • State of New Jersey, Dept. of Treasury, Emergency
  • Talbot County Government
  • The Police Institute, Rutgers University
  • Transtech Engineering Consultants, Inc.
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Unmanned Experts Inc.
  • Verizon
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management
  • Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center
  • Weatherbug