Gas Emergency Management + Response

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM
Effective Communication When Disaster Strikes
Moderator: John Jonas, Gas First Response, Supervisor, Puget Sound Energy
Speakers: Jacob Manzo, Supervisor/ District Operations, Southwest Gas Corporation
Kevin Williams, Field Operations Supervisor, NW Natural
Manmade or natural disasters affect all of us. When emergencies happen, Communication and Accountability are key factors for successfully managing remediation efforts. Join us for a review of recent incidents and engage in a discussion of how to effectively communicate during large scale events, so you can be prepared when disaster strikes in your territory.

Thursday, April 27, 2023

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM
Cybersecurity is Not Just an IT Issue. It’s a Business Issue.
Organizations in the gas and energy industries are particularly susceptible to cyberattacks, but a systematic approach that makes use of an organizational process, awareness program, and communication framework can significantly lower the risks associated with cyberworld.

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
May the Workforce Be with You
Speaker: Shawn Sani, Emergency Management Specialist, Southern California Gas Company
As workforces shrink because of retirements, decarbonization policies, and employees moving into new roles or leaving the company, utilities are having a harder time responding to small- and large-scale emergencies.