The Three Ps of Resilience: Planning, Partnerships, and Paying For It All



8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Complimentary breakfast and coffee [Note: A Women In the Environment (WINE) breakfast will be held concurrently in a separate room at the School of Education, with guest speaker Dr. Molly Mitchell, Center for Coastal Resources Management, VIMS. The WINE breakfast requires separate registration:]

9:00 AM              Welcome: Katherine Rowe, President, William & Mary; Davison Douglas, Dean, W&M Law School; Elizabeth Andrews, Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center

9:15 AM              Opening Keynote: Admiral (Ret.) Ann Phillips, Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection, Introducing Virginia’s Coastal Resilience Master Plan

10:00 AM            Resilience Planning in Northeastern Coastal States

Moderator:  Joe Maroon, Executive Director, Virginia Environmental Endowment

  • John Cleveland, Executive Director, Boston Green Ribbon Commission
  • Matt Fleming, Director, Chesapeake & Coastal Services, Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • Shaun O’Rourke, Rhode Island Chief Resiliency Officer and Director, Stormwater Resiliency, Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank

11:00 AM            Break

11:10 AM            Resilience Funding Efforts in the Banking Industry

Moderator:  David Johnston, Esq., Hamilton Advisors LLC

  • Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
  • Jim Hansen, Regional President, Eastern Carolinas Market, PNC Financial Services

12:10 PM            Lunch. A complimentary lunch buffet will be provided for attendees.

1:00 PM               Resilience Planning in Southeastern Coastal States

Moderator:  George Homewood, FAICP CFM, Director of Planning, City of Norfolk, Virginia

  • Jennifer Jurado, Chief Resilience Officer and Director of the Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division, Broward County, Florida
  • Amanda Martin, AICP, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency
  • Mark Wilbert, Chief Resilience Officer and Director of Emergency Management, Charleston, South Carolina

2:00 PM               Afternoon Keynote: Leonard Jones, Managing Director – Public Finance, U.S. Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service, Addressing climate change impacts in the credit rating process

2:30 PM               Break

2:40 PM              Resilience Planning & Partnership Efforts in the Private Sector

Moderator: Dennis Treacy, Senior Counsel, Government Relations and Administrative Law Group, Reed Smith LLP

  • Jason Ericson, Manager, Power Generation & Environmental Compliance, Dominion Energy
  • Shannon Murphy, Director, Support Services, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Jim O’Brien, Director of Facilities, Newport News Shipbuilding

3:40 PM              Closing Remarks: Elizabeth Andrews, Director, Virginia Coastal Policy Center

3:45 PM              Reception