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Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy to speak at upcoming Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Workshop

Dannel Malloy 

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy will be a special guest at the upcoming Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Recovery Workshop hosted by the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency, Northeast Utilities, the Traveler’s Institute, and the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) Institute for Technology and Business Development. The workshop is designed to educate small business owners on disaster preparedness planning and disaster recovery strategies to anticipate and respond to crisis situations. Attendees will learn how to create effective emergency preparedness strategies, utilize table top exercises, and improve risk management and business continuity planning efforts.

In addition to Governor Malloy, other government officials such as Michael Lettieri, the community development director for the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development and William P. Shea, the deputy commissioner of the state Division of Emergency Management & Homeland Security will address attendees.

An individual session during the workshop will include a presentation about short term and long term recovery strategies for businesses after emergency situations with Corey Nygaard, a recovery planning coordinator for FEMA Region 1, George Bradner, the director of the Property & Casualty Division at the Connecticut Insurance Department, and Bernard Sweeney, district director of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Connecticut District Office.

A session on business continuity planning and risk management will feature a panel discussion with Joan Woodward, president of the Travelers Institute, Robert Bouvier, president of Bouvier Insurance, and Marty Henry, senior vice president of Risk Control at The Travelers Companies, Inc.

A discussion of emergency preparedness strategies will include Ed Goldberg, manager of Connecticut Light & Power/Northeast Utilities’ Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Threat Assessment Programs, Mark Moriarty, New Britain director of Public Works, and a representative from the American Red Cross.

There will also be a live table top disaster response exercise to provide hands-on knowledge for attendees.

The day long workshop will take place on April 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the CCSU Institute of Technology and Business Development. Registration for the event is still open. Interested parties may learn more about the event and register online at the Central Connecticut Regional Planning Agency website.

 

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