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Announcements:

> Draft Agenda with Speaker Attribution Published
> Schedule at a Glance Updated; Bootcamps Rescheduled
> First Wave of Confirmed Speakers and Instructors Announced
> WGL Holdings Becomes Headline Sponsor to the Symposium; Lockheed Martin Joins as 4-Star Sponsor
> Online Discounted Rate Available until Nov. 14
 

ACCO's 4th annual Defense, National Security & Climate Change Symposium will focus upon the growing efforts of U.S. defense, intelligence and national security communities on assessing and responding to climate change. With continued executive mandates, a second quadrennial report citing climate change as a national security threat, and a suite of growing challenges and stresses related to geopolitics, natural resource availability and extreme events, this year's program continues discussions on assessing and responding to climate change in the defense and national security communities.

First Wave of Confirmed Speakers
and Bootcmap Instructors Announced

  • John Conger Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment, U.S. Department of Defense
  • HON Katherine Hammack Assistant Secretary for Installations, Energy & Environment, U.S. Army
  • HON Dennis McGinn Assistant Secretary for Energy, Installations & Environment, U.S. Navy
  • NEW: Christine Baglin Principal, Project Performance Corporation
  • NEW: Robert Bland Senior Director of Energy and Sustainability, Cornell University
  • NEW: Peter Boice Deputy Director, DoD Natural Resources Program, U.S. Department of Defense
  • NEW: Sharon Burke Senior Advisor, International Security Program, New America Foundation
  • NEW: BGen Stephen Cheney (ret.) Chief Executive Officer, American Security Project
  • Blaine Collison Managing Director, Network Services, Altenex
  • NEW: Olga Dominguez Retired, Assistant Administrator, Office of Strategic Infrastructure, NASA
  • NEW: Richard Driggers Director for Data and Systems Integration Policy, National Security Staff, Executive Office of the President
  • John Dukes Executive Director, Federal & Public Sector, Constellation
  • NEW: Cyrena Chiles Eitler Compatible Use Program Director, Office of Economic Adjustment, U.S. Department of Defense
  • NEW: Adam Fenech Director, UPEI Climate Research Lab, University of Prince Edward Island
  • NEW: Paul Friday Assistant Chief of Staff and Director, Government and External Relations, Marine Corp Installations East, U.S. Marine Corps
  • NEW: Andrew Holland Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, American Security Project
  • John Hummel Co-Director, Complex Adaptive Systems Group, Decision and Information Sciences Division, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Lou Hutchinson Chief Revenue Officer, WGL Holdings, Inc.
  • NEW: Richard Kidd Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Energy & Sustainability), U.S. Army
  • NEW: Kristine Kingery Director, Army Sustainability Policy & Net Zero Installation Portfolio Manager, U.S. Army
  • NEW: Marc Kodack Program Manager, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, U.S. Army
  • NEW: Jeff Marqusee Chief Scientist, Enterprise Engineering and Environment, Noblis
  • Emilie Mazzacurati Founder and CEO, Four Twenty Seven
  • Rebecca Patton Climate Change Adaptation Integration Program Manager, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Installations & Environment), U.S. Department of Defense
  • NEW: Will Rowe Principal and Infrastructure, Energy and Environment Functional Community Leader, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • NEW: Donald Schregardus Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Environment), U.S. Navy
  • NEW: Amanda Simpson Executive Director, Energy Initiatives Office, U.S. Army
  • Mark Sutherland Senior Analyst, Marstel-Day
  • NEW: Tim Tetreault Project Lead, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Paul Wagner Branch Chief and Ecologist, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Kevin Watson Program Manager, Life Cycle Logistics and Supply Chain Management, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • NEW: Caitlin Werrell Co-Director, Center for Climate and Security

Additional speakers and session assignments to be published shortly.

Agenda Steering Committee

  • Andrew Holland Senior Fellow for Energy and Climate, American Security Project
  • Daniel Kreeger Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Maribeth Malloy Director of Environmental Sustainability & External Engagement, Lockheed Martin Corporation
  • Jeff Marqusee Chief Scientist, Enterprise Engineering and Environment, Noblis
  • Mary Munson Executive Director, Coastal States Organization
  • RADM David Titley (ret.) Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk, Penn State University
  • Mark Sutherland Senior Analyst, Marstel-Day
  • Caitlin Werrell Co-Director, Center for Climate and Security
 

Last Year's Featured Speakers

 

 

 

 

Sheldon Whitehouse
Senator, D-RI
U.S. Senate

 

Paul Tonko
Congressman, D-NY
U.S. House of Representatives

 

Katherine Hammack
Asst. Secretary of the Army (Installations, Energy & Environment)
U.S. Army

 

Dennis McGinn
Asst. Secretary of the Navy (Installations, Energy & Environment)
U.S. Navy

 

Jo-Ellen Darcy
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

 

 

 

Josh Sawislak
Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Infrastructure Resilience
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

 

Alice Hill
Senior Advisor for Preparedness and Resilience to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism
White House

 

Jonathan Powers
Federal Environmental Executive
White House Council on Environmental Quality

 

Tom Morehouse
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Operational Energy Plans and Programs
U.S. Department of Defense

 

John Conger
Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense, Installations & Environment
U.S. Department of Defense

 

 

 

 

Caitlin Durkovich
Assistant Secretary for Infrastructure Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

 

Daniel Chiu
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy
U.S. Department of Defense

 

Kristin Jacobs
Mayor
Broward County, Florida (Member, President's Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience)

 

RADM David Titley (ret.)
Director, Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk
Penn State University

 

Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney (ret.)
Chief Executive Officer
American Security Project