Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 


Effective Leadership During Crisis

A One Day Conference


November 4, 2015

DCU Center

50 Foster Street

Worcester, Massachusetts

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.


For Registration and more information, see: 2015 All-Hazards Conference Invitation  pdf format of 2015 All-Hazards Conference Invitation


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM

Welcoming Remarks


 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Responding to the Call: America’s Terrorist Recruits

Oren Segal, Anti-Defamation League


9:15 AM – 9:30 AM

Local Technology Showcase: Lua Mobile Application pdf format of LUA Mobile App - Eric Fricke

Lt. Eric Fricke, PIO, Newton Fire Department


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Leadership Lessons - Dan Linskey  pdf format of Leadership Lessons - Dan Linskey
file size 1MB

Boston Globe video shown:

Dan Linskey, Former Superintendent-in-Chief, Boston Police Department


10:30 AM – 10:45 AM



10:45 AM – 11:00 AM

Local Mitigation Showcase: Emergency Generators - HMGP pdf format of Emergency Generators - Neil Aspesi

Lt. Neil Aspesi, Southborough Fire Department


11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

The Evolution of Crisis Response in the US: Was the Deepwater Horizon Spill Response A Glass Half Full or Half Empty? pdf format of The Evolution of Crisis Response_Deepwater - Mary Landr
file size 8MB

Ms. Mary Landry, Rear Admiral, USCG (Ret.)


12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

Local Mitigation Showcase: Flood Control Projects pdf format of Flood Control Projects -Tom  Jenkins
file size 8MB

Tom Jenkins, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., Springfield, MA


12:15 PM - 1:00PM



1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Local Technology Showcase: EOC in a Box pdf format of EOC in a Box - Jim Barclay
file size 1MB & EOC in a Box Info  docx format of EOC in a Box Info

Jim Barclay, Royalston Emergency Management Director


1:15 PM - 2:15PM

Bulletin From Chattanooga: Emergency Management Front and Center pdf format of Bulletin From Chattanooga - David Purkey
file size 1MB

David Purkey, Tennessee Homeland Security Advisor & Deputy Commissioner

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency


2:30PM – 3:30 PM

Effective Crisis Leadership pdf format of Effective Crisis Leadership - Dutch Leonard

Dutch Leonard, Harvard Kennedy School of Government


3:30PM – 3:45 PM

Local Technology Showcase: Innovative Smartboard Uses pdf format of Smart Board Technology - Dennis Annear
file size 1MB

Dennis Annear, North West Massachusetts Incident Management Team


3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks