Charleston, South Carolina
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Press Release

The Travelers Institute hosted its sixth annual Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season symposium in collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of South Carolina. Held just before the official start of hurricane season, the panel discussed how governments, businesses and families are preparing for these storms and how you can too.

During the event, Travelers awarded the second annual Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award to All Hands Volunteers, a nonprofit disaster relief organization that is committed to helping communities around the world recover after harsh weather or other devastating events. Presented by the Travelers Institute and the Travelers Foundation, the $100,000 grant recognizes organizations that help communities recover from natural disasters.

Keynote Address: "Storm Ready: Preparing South Carolina Communities for Hurricane Season"
Ray Farmer, Director, South Carolina Department of Insurance 

Panel Discussion:
Joan Woodward (Moderator) President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy; Travelers
Erik Dyson, Executive Director and CEO, All Hands Volunteers
Julie Rochman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety
Michael Ventrice, Operational Scientist, The Weather Company
Colonel Benjamin Wham, Associate Vice President for Facilities, Engineering and Safety, The Citadel

11:30 a.m. Registration & Networking
12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon Program

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina
Mark Clark Hall, Buyer Auditorium 
Avenue of Remembrance
Charleston, SC 29409
*GPS: 171 Moultrie Street to campus entrance*

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