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


This full-day event will offer 5.25 CM credits. These credits are sponsored by the Virginia Chapter of the American Planning Association.

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, featuring guest speaker Dr. Molly Mitchell, Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science at William & Mary.]

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

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

9:45 AM             Remarks by the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources, The Honorable Matthew J. Strickler

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
  • Sandy Hertz, Assistant Director for Environmental Programs, Maryland Department of Transportation
  • 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, Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton Advisors LLC and Senior Advisor, Michael W. Lowder & Global Associates, LLC

  • Jim Hansen, Regional President, Eastern Carolinas Market, PNC Financial Services
  • Nathalia Artus, Vice President, Community Development, Atlantic Union Bank
  • Jeanne Milliken Bonds, Professor of the Practice, University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School

12:10 PM           Complimentary lunch buffet

12:30 PM           Welcoming video from Senator Mark Warner and project presentations by VCPC students

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             Break

2:10 PM             Afternoon Keynote: Leonard Jones, Managing Director – Public Finance, U.S. Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service: How Climate Change Impacts Are Considered in the Credit Rating Process

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

Moderator:       Dennis Treacy, Sr. Counsel, Government Relations & 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