Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season Symposium

New Orleans, Louisiana
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Press Release

The Travelers Institute hosted its seventh annual Kicking Off Hurricane Preparedness Season symposium in collaboration with  SBP, and the National Association of Women Business Owners New Orleans Chapter. The panel members took a fresh look at resiliency measures for the 2017 hurricane season. The group explored the latest developments around storm surge science and preparedness techniques for businesses and families.

Travelers Excellence in Community Resilience Award
Through its charitable giving arm, the Travelers Foundation, and its public policy division, the Travelers Institute®, Travelers has created an annual Excellence in Community Resilience Award of $100,000 to recognize an organization that demonstrates leadership in addressing community resiliency.

At this event, the 2017 Excellence in Community Resilience Award was awarded to the Lowlander Center, a non-profit organization devoted to helping lowland people and places through education, research and advocacy.  Learn more about the award.

Keynote Address: "The National Hurricane Center - What's New for 2017"
Brian Zachry,
Storm Surge Specialist, National Hurricane Center

Panel Discussion:
Joan Woodward (Moderator) President, Travelers Institute; Executive Vice President, Public Policy; Travelers
Shirley Laska, Professor Emerita of Sociology, University of New Orleans; Co-Founder, Lowlander Center
Tina Meilleur, Leader & Business Mentor, Author and Speaker; Founder, Academy for Business Success
Zack Rosenburg, Co-Founder & CEO, SBP
Brian Zachry, Storm Surge Specialist, National Hurricane Center

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

Location:
Hotel Monteleone
Riverside Room
214 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA  70130

Parking:
Complimentary valet parking available at hotel entrance on Royal Street

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