Location: SD-342, Dirksen Senate Office Building
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The purpose of the hearing was to examine how the private sector can be leveraged to support community preparedness and response to natural and manmade disasters. The hearing highlighted how FEMA and the Federal government reaches out to the private sector as well as getting the private sector’s input on best practices and discuss challenges to potential public-private partnerships at the Federal, state and local level. Additionally, the hearing explored how the private sector can better prepare for disasters by developing plans, identifying priorities, engaging other stakeholders, and reducing the escalating cost of disasters with smart mitigation efforts.
Elizabeth ZimmermanDownload Testimony (39.7 KB)Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Response and RecoveryFederal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Michael ChodosDownload Testimony (210.2 KB)Associate Administrator, Office of Entrepreneurial DevelopmentU.S. Small Business Administration
Chris TerzichDownload Testimony (318.7 KB)ChairRegional Consortium Coordinating Council
Michael MerwarthDownload Testimony (66.4 KB)Senior Vice President and Chief UnderwriterUnited Services Automobile Association
Daniel StoeckerDownload Testimony (192.8 KB)Executive DirectorNational Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster