Featured Speakers | NMSA 2018 Annual Meeting

June 27 - 29, 2018 | Hilton Philadelphia at Penn's Landing | Philadelphia, PA

We are proud to announce that Capt. Scott Anderson, Commander of USCG. Sector Delaware Bay and Captain of the Port in Philadelphia, PA will be our lead-off Guest Speaker welcoming our Annual Meeting to the Port of Philadelphia. 

Capt. Anderson has previously served in Houston-Galveston, New Orleans, Lower Mississippi River as well as Cleveland, OH, and in 2017 brought his experience and expertise to our Sector. His awards include four Meritorious Service Medals and a Coast Guard Commendation medal all with “O” devices, a USCG Achievement Medal and Rifleman Excellence in Competition Badge. Capt. Anderson’s proven leadership now guides 22 USCG. Units along with overseeing our region’s Federally Designated Area Committee for pollution prevention and response, and the Area Maritime Security Committee protecting our port and maritime community.

The PMTA is also honored to offer the Annual Meeting a First Responder Panel representing highly decorated and accomplished members from our Responder community.

Deputy Commissioner Gary Loesch, Philadelphia Fire Dept., honorably served in the U.S. Army, and was discharged as a UH1H Helicopter Crew Chief. D.C. Loesch went on to rise through the ranks of the Fire Department with responsibilities now including maintaining the AFG Program to nationally certify Fire & EMS Officers, develop and implement Command & Leadership School for Fire & EMS Lieutenants & Captains, and becoming the first ever certified Aircraft Rescue Firefighter (ARFF) to name only a few critical roles. His affiliations include Advisory Board Member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Philadelphia Fire Historical Society Museum and Strathmore’s “Who’s Who” in 2016.

Deputy Commissioner Joe Sullivan, Philadelphia Police Dept., is a 35-year veteran of the Department spanning a career that began in 1982 as an Officer in the 39th District. Before becoming Deputy Commissioner his assignments included Chief Inspector & Commander of the Department’s Homeland Security Bureau, Counter-Terrorism, and Special Operations in addition to several years serving as the Department’s Incident Commander at all major Philadelphia protests. In addition to his role as Deputy Commissioner his community service also includes being President & Board Member of the Irish Pub Children’s Foundation. A non-profit that has raised $42 million for children in need and families of fallen First Responders in the greater Philadelphia and South Jersey region

Kurt Ferry, Holt Logistics’ Federal Security Compliance Director, brings over 26 years of combined law enforcement, security and emergency response experience. Mr. Ferry has been an integral part of Sector Delaware Bay’s Area Maritime Security Committee since its inception. He has served as AMSC Chairman, Grants Sub-Committee Chairman, Planning Sub-Committee, and also engaging the region’s private sector throughout the development of our Sector’s SRMP. Mr. Ferry’s experience as a Firefighter, Officer, and Chief in a fire company with a maritime nexus have provided him the unique experience to be among the region’s foremost experts in port terminal operations, MTSA regulated facilities and maritime related emergency response.

William Robinson, Facility Security Officer & Security Manager for PBF Energy, began his extensive career as a Township Police Officer, then Municipal Police Instructor, Law Enforcement Instructor, and Public Safety Director. During the course of his public service Mr. Robinson’s duties have included working with Criminal Investigation Units, Police Academy – Delaware County Community College (PA), Command Institute of PA Chiefs of Police, graduating FBI National Academy as well FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Program, and a graduate of PA State Police Academy. He is now responsible for security management in one of the largest independent petroleum refiners in the United States, and is responsible for operations & security personnel, MARSEC & TWIC compliance, security assessments and training.

Previously announced featured speakers~

Capt. Brough is ICHCA International's Technical Advisor and Observer with a maritime career that includes achieving Command Level in the Merchant Navy, port and stevedoring management, and now an ICHCA Board Member as well as technical advisor. Please join us in welcoming Capt. Brough to NMSA 2018 in Philadelphia!

Mr. Craig Sexton’s 30-year career in film, TV and the entertainment industry has seen him produce and direct such famous acts as Linda Ronstadt, Van Halen, and the Michael Jackson Victory Tour. The same talent and vision that has won him accolades from the Telly Awards, ADDY Awards, and CINE Award is coming to Philadelphia to be shared with the maritime industry. This continuing partnership between NMSA and Mr. Sexton with DSS will be taken to a new level as he opens the door to redefining the look and feel of training spanning from Instructor Led courses, “affective” learning images, and communication by design. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and experience the one of a kind talent of Craig Sexton.

Dr. Alice Shumate is a researcher at the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH) – a part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  She is the Co-Director of NIOSH’s Center for Maritime Safety and Health Studies and is the lead for Shipyard and Marine Terminal research programs within the Center.  Dr. Shumate is an Epidemiologist with experience in the occupational safety and health of maritime workers, miners and emergency responders.  In addition to her research role at NIOSH, she is also a first-level responder for natural disasters and outbreaks both nationally and internationally. 

Dr. John Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the field of Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Founder / Director of the Recovery Research Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital.  He is the first ever endowed Professor in Addiction Medicine at Harvard as well as a former President, and current Fellow, of the American Psychological Association Society of Addiction Psychology.  Dr. Kelly’s work highlights the mechanisms of behavior change and the effect of stigma and discrimination on individuals suffering from substance use disorder.  Also, as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Kelly continues to see patients weekly in addition to serving as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and foreign governments. 

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