Reinforcing Resilience: The Role of Communications in Disaster Response and Recovery

Pierpont Communications, alongside IABC Houston, is co-hosting a virtual fireside chat on Wednesday, May 26, at noon CT. The webinar will focus on resilience, preparedness, and interagency coordination during disaster response and recovery. Moderated by Pierpont VP Allison Murray, the panel will feature expert insights from Pierpont Senior Counsel Judge Ed Emmett and Dr. Stephen Flynn.

Emmett, who joined Pierpont as senior counsel in 2020, is a Fellow in Energy and Transportation at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. From 2007 until 2019, Emmett served as County Judge of Harris County, Texas. As County Judge, Emmett was the Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, a role which established him as a national leader in emergency response and community resilience.

Flynn, who is recognized as one of the world’s leading experts on critical infrastructure and supply chain security and resilience, is the Founding Director of the Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University. He leads a major university-wide research initiative to inform and advance societal resilience in the face of growing human-made and naturally occurring turbulence.

To RSVP for the event and to receive a Zoom invite, please email Austin Staton.