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  Charles Blackmore – CISSP, C|EH, CIPP/US, C|CISO

Cyber Program Specialist (MTSC)
Office of Port & Facility Compliance, Domestic Ports Division (CG-FAC-1)
Critical Infrastructure Protection & Port Resiliency/Recovery
U.S. Coast Guard


  Kevin Brenker

Public Safety North America, Aeryon Labs


 Alvin Brunner

Aviation Safety Inspector
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)


  Christy Coffey

EVP of Operations
Maritime & Port Security Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (MPS-ISAO)


Mary E. Dickerson, MBA, CISSP, CISM, PMP

Assistant Vice-President, Assistant Vice-Chancellor, IT Security
Chief Information Security Officer
University of Houston, University of Houston System


  Jaime J. Garcia

Deputy Director, Marine Operations
U.S. C.B.P. New Orleans Air and Marine Branch


 Rob Hall, Jr.

Portfolio Manager, Maritime Security Department
National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office


Jack C. Hanagriff

Regional Risk Management and Critical Infrastructure Protection Program
Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, City of Houston

christoper M. hickey

Homeland Maritime Border Security Project Manager
Maritime Security Department
Director of National Intelligence’s National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office

Gerard Jackson

Security Specialist
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Nuclear Security & Incident Response, Division of Security Policy
Fuel Cycle & Transportation, Security Branch

Mark King

Customer Service Director, Central and East Texas
Government Services Administration

Dr. Joan P. Mileski

Department Head, Professor
Department of Maritime Administration
Texas A & M University at Galveston (TAMUG)

 LCDR Daniel Mochen

Office of Port & Facility Compliance, Domestic Ports Division (FAC-1), Critical Infrastructure Protection Branch U.S. Coast Guard

Sergio C Muniz

CYFOR Technologies LLC

 Captain Dave Nichols, USCG (ret.)

Director, Business Development
ABS Advanced Solutions

Captain Kevin D. Oditt

Commander, Captain of the Port
U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston/Galveston


 Susan L. Pickman, Ph.D., CFE

Assistant Professor, Security, Fire and Emergency Management
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (CUNY)

Michael Anthony Reid (Tony)

Business Development
HALO Maritime Defense

Luke Ritter

Business Development
HALO Maritime Defense

Rear Admiral Michael “Mike” Rodriguez, USMS

Texas A&M Maritime Academy

Kerry L. thomas

Chief, Transportation Infrastructure Security Branch (TISB)
Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), Protection and National Preparedness (PNP)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Jeff Thorne

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) Program
Office of Intelligence and Analysis (OIA)
Transportation Security Administration


Captain Edward Westfall, USCG

Deputy Director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office
Deputy National Intelligence Manager for the Maritime Domain
National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO)

Captain Marcus E. Woodring

Houston Ship Channel Security District