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E5 - Riding The Wave Jessica Cole DOHMH Pandemic Flu

2/16/2020
I spoke with Jessica Cole, MA, the Senior Incident Specific Planner for the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response (OEPR) at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). In this role, Mrs. Cole is responsible for the coordination of planning for a wide variety of possible threats, such as novel disease outbreaks and radiological incidents. Prior to this position, Mrs. Cole was the Agency’s Pandemic Influenza Coordinator. In this capacity, she was responsible for...

Duration:00:22:08

E4 - Riding The Wave Olivia Scriven NDRS Recovery Support Crew Lead

1/23/2020
I spoke by phone with Dr. Olivia A. Scriven at FEMA’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Dr. Scriven serves as the Academia Advisor for FEMA’s National Disaster Recovery Support (“NDRS”) cadre. Dr. Scriven has leveraged her background and experience to launch an initiative to link communities impacted by Hurricane Michael – a Category 5 storm which devastated the Florida Panhandle -- with technical expertise from colleges and universities to support long-term recovery. These efforts range from...

Duration:00:29:58

E3 - Riding The Wave-David Kang Director Of Planning And Exercises FEMA

1/23/2020
I spoke by phone with Mr. David Kang at FEMA’s headquarters in Washington, DC. David Kang currently serves as the Director for the Planning and Exercise Division, Response Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this role Mr. Kang oversees the development of the nation’s interagency and joint local, state and Federal response plans for catastrophic incidents and FEMA’s exercise conduct. Prior to his position at FEMA headquarters, Mr. Kang worked in the State and...

Duration:00:14:21

E2 - Riding The Wave-Kiyoshi Murakami Mayoral Advisor Rikuzentakata

1/23/2020
I spoke with Dr. Kiyoshi Murakami, about his work and leadership in the aftermath of the Great Sendai Earthquake. Dr. Murakami is Special Representative of the Mayor & Senior Executive Advisor for the City of Rikunzentakata and Assistant Professor at Iwate University. We spoke at the RISE 2019 conference held at SUNY Albany, New York. We talked about how he helped to organize efforts to recover from and rebuild after a catastrophic disaster. Come along with us as we ride the wave! The...

Duration:00:30:07

E1 - Riding The Wave-Jorge Vanegas Dean College Of Architecture Texas A&M

1/23/2020
When it comes to disaster risk reduction and resilience, what is design thinking and what are the elements that form this approach? How do we involve our communities? And how does Texas A&M work with different communities to help increase regional resilience as a whole? Listen in on my conversation with Dr. Jorge A. Vanegas, Dean of the College of Architecture at Texas A&M University and research professor with the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station. We spoke at the RISE 2019...

Duration:00:25:29

DWBE - 019 - Michael Dellova-Willis Towers Watson

8/28/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In episode 19 we spoke with Michael P. Dellova, MBA, Leader, Global Services & Solutions, Willis Towers Watson North America Corporate Risk & Broking, and is the Willis Towers Watson’s Multinational Practice Center of Excellence Leader. Based in New York, his primary responsibility is to manage the team of international practitioners who market, place and service global programs...

Duration:00:22:38

DWBE - 018 - Hurricane Lane - Kelly McKinney

8/25/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In episode 18, we spoke once again with Kelly McKinney, Senior Director of Emergency Management & Enterprise Resilience at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. From 2013 to 2016, he was the Chief Disaster Officer at the American Red Cross in Greater New York, where he led crisis response in the largest and busiest Red Cross region in the US. From 2006 to 2013 Mr. McKinney...

Duration:00:37:49

DWBE - 017 - RIMS Carol Fox

7/31/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In episode 17, we spoke with Carol Fox, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at RIMS, the Risk Management Society, a global not-for-profit whose mission is “To educate, engage and advocate for the global risk community.” After joining RIMS in 2010, Carol began spearheading RIMS' emphasis on applied risk management practices by distinguishing RIMS' approaches to enterprise and...

Duration:00:22:59

DWBE - 016 - Blockchain - Douglas Graham

6/20/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In episode 16, we spoke with Douglas Graham, CEO of Ideation Inc., a company that is building an Enterprise Resource Platform using blockchain for managing innovation in enterprises and funding early stage innovation. He is an author of the book Ideation: The Birth and Death of Ideas, published by Wiley. He was Managing Director at KPMG and led an eight figure award winning...

Duration:00:20:49

DWBE - 015 - Real Estate & Hospitality-Alex Glickman

6/6/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In this episode we spoke with Alexandra (Alex) S. Glickman, Area Vice Chairman and Managing Director& Practice Leader in Real Estate & Hospitality Services at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. We spoke about her practice area, the current state of managing risks associated with natural hazard exposures, including the use of new technologies, and how the profession has changed and what...

Duration:00:16:54

DWBE - 014 - Operationalizing Risk Appetite - Soubhagya Parija - Chris Mandel

4/25/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In this episode we spoke with Soubhagya Parija and Chris Mandel, both thought leaders in Enterprise Risk Management. We spoke about operationalizing risk appetite in non-financial companies and how enterprise risk management can be embedded in the organization and the value added that it provides. Soubhagya Parija is currently the SVP and Chief Risk Officer at the New York Power...

Duration:00:24:38

DWBE - 013 - Ready For Risk - Eamonn Cunningham

4/20/2018
Episode 13 Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In this episode we spoke with Eamonn Cunningham about his career in risk management and how to embed a culture of risk management, bringing the function to the enterprise level. Eamonn Cunningham recently retired as Chief Risk Officer of Scentre Group the owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand. As CRO, Eamonn directed the global Risk Management...

Duration:00:22:11

DWBE - 012 - Olympics and Risk

2/8/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In this episode we spoke with Prakash Vanguri about risk and the Olympics. Prakash Vanguri is the Head of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) function at Healthfirst and adjunct faculty member in the Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management at Yeshiva University’s Katz School. He is a thought leader with over 15 years of ERM experience and served U.S. and emerging...

Duration:00:18:58

DWBE - 011 - Plural Rational Theory

1/9/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In this episode we spoke with David N. Ingram, CERA, FRM, PRM, FSA, MAAA Dave heads Willis Reinsurance’s ERM Advisory group, helping insurance company clients to develop and improve their Enterprise Risk Management practices. He was previously in the Insurance Ratings Group of Standard and Poor's (S&P) where he led their initiative to incorporate ERM into insurance ratings. Dave...

Duration:00:37:24

DWBE - 010 - Hurricane Sandy 02

1/2/2018
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In this episode we spoke with Steven A. Gutkin, Vice President of Crisis Management and Business Continuity for NBCUniversal. He previously served as Deputy Director for the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness (NJOHSP) from 2012-2017, responsible for managing counterterrorism, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, and emergency preparedness. Prior...

Duration:00:19:41

DWBE - 009 - Hurricane Sandy 01

11/15/2017
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: https://www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In this episode we spoke with Kelly McKinney, Senior Director of Emergency Management & Enterprise Resilience at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. From 2013 to 2016, he was the Chief Disaster Officer at the American Red Cross in Greater New York. From 2006 to 2013 Mr. McKinney was Deputy Commissioner for Preparedness at the NYC Office of Emergency Management,...

Duration:00:44:34

Hurricane Sandy - 5 Years On

11/15/2017
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: https://www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk Five years ago on October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy, commonly called Superstorm Sandy, swept in and devastated many coastal communities all along the coast from Maryland to Massachusetts. In the next couple of episodes we will feature conversations with some of the emergency managers who were key players in the response to this disaster event, and we will talk about...

Duration:00:02:13

DWBE - 008 - Dante Disparte

10/12/2017
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School- www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In this episode, number 8, we spoke with Dante Disparte, who is the founder and CEO of Risk Cooperative, a strategy, risk and capital management firm focused on mid-market opportunities, market expansion and innovation on a global scale. He is the co-author of the book “Global Risk Agility and Decision Making” and was recently selected as one of the 40 leaders under 40 by the...

Duration:00:10:44

DWBE - 007 - Kelly McKinney - Part3

8/3/2017
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: https://www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In episode 7, the second in our series on pandemic flu, we spoke with Kelly McKinney who is the Senior Director of Emergency Management & Enterprise Resilience at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. From 2013 to 2016, he was the Chief Disaster Officer at the American Red Cross in Greater New York, where he led crisis response in the largest and busiest Red Cross...

Duration:00:05:45

DWBE - 007 - Kelly McKinney - Part2

8/3/2017
Sponsored by the MS in ERM Program at Yeshiva University's Katz School: https://www.yu.edu/katz/programs/graduate/ms-risk In episode 7, the second in our series on pandemic flu, we spoke with Kelly McKinney who is the Senior Director of Emergency Management & Enterprise Resilience at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City. From 2013 to 2016, he was the Chief Disaster Officer at the American Red Cross in Greater New York, where he led crisis response in the largest and busiest Red Cross...

Duration:00:08:17