SPEAKER - Sept. 17, 2021 - Brock Long is a former Administrator of FEMA and a 20-year veteran of emergency management within the public and private sector. He offers a unique perspective as organizations, businesses and citizens come to grips with the realities of crisis management and preparedness following the coronavirus outbreak.
Long led our nation through some of its worst natural disasters—from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria to the California Wildfires. On stage, he shares behind-the-scenes anecdotes and urges audiences prepare for the unexpected by becoming more resilient. Long delivers valuable takeaways on crisis and disaster management, long term strategic planning, thought leadership, and protecting our homeland.
In assisting the recoveries of communities affected by over 220 disasters (2017-2018), Long distributed over $37 billion in Disaster Relief funds, managed 30 disasters with damages exceeding $1 billion, and led his team through three of the five costliest hurricanes in history. He also spearheaded FEMA’s first inclusive “Whole Community” Strategic Plan.