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2019 Risk Management Seminar - Program

This page is a preliminary overview of the conference schedule and subject to change.

 

Tuesday, February 26

Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Empire A Foyer, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Legal Affairs and Risk Management: Why Are We Here Together?

8:30 - 9 a.m.
Empire A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Risk Management and Legal Affairs Joint Session
Remarks
  • Paul P. Skoutelas, President and CEO, American Public Transportation Association, Washington, DC
  • Anthony A. Anderson, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Legal Affairs Committee; Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Washington, DC
  • James Keane, Vice Chair, Risk Management Committee; General Manager, Operations Safety, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, NJ

Registration

8:30 - 11 a.m.
Empire A Foyer, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Sexual Harassment: Leadership in the #MeToo Era

9 - 10:30 a.m.
Empire A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Risk Management and Legal Affairs Joint Session

This interactive session will ignite an engaging conversation on the opportunities for legal and risk management professionals in the the #MeToo era. Diana Wagner-Hillard, Director EEO & Workforce Diversity for Bi-State Development Agency, will discuss how you can ensure your organization knows the risks of a harassment complaint, as well as how to effectively identify, investigate, and respond. 
 
Moderator
  • Jenifer M. Ross-Amato, Secretary, Legal Affairs Committee; Deputy General Counsel, Regional Transportation District, Denver, CO
Presenters
  • Diana Wagner-Hilliard, J.D., Director EEO & Workforce Diversity, Bi-State Development Agency (dba Metro), St. Louis, MO
  • Teri R. Fisher, CEO & Managing Partner, Insight Strategies, Inc., Torrance, CA
  • James N. Foster, Jr., Partner, McMahon Berger, St. Louis, MO

Insurance and Risk Management: Litigation, Investigation & Public Disclosures

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Empire A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Risk Management and Legal Affairs Joint Session

“If you can predict it, you can prevent it." This session will highlight recent court decisions in the area of enterprise risk management and what lessons risk managers can learn from these cases. Best practices in investigating insurance or self-insured claims and public disclosures will also be discussed. Attendees will walk away with the top trends as to litigation involving transit agencies and in enterprise risk management.

Presenter
  • Bruce M. Smith, Member, Apperson Crump PLC, Memphis, TN

Break

11:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Luncheon: Cyber Security Risk, Mitigation and Insurance

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Empire A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Risk Management and Legal Affairs Joint Session

Cyber risk management information is important to surface transportation operators because cybersecurity threats are real, and they can have real consequences for an organizations' operations and profitability. Listen to cybersecurity best practices and insurance trends.
 
Moderator
  • Kenneth Reed, ARM-P, AIC, Secretary, Risk Management Committee; Director of Risk Management, Ohio Transit Risk Pool, Wadsworth, OH
Panelists
  • Sean O'Brien, President & CEO, @RISK (At Risk) Technologies, Dallas, TX
  • Marlene Brehm, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing, @RISK (At Risk) Technologies, Dallas, TX
  • Chris Mee, J.D., Assistant Vice President and Team Leader, Cyber Solutions Group, AON Risk Services, Chicago, IL

Closing Remarks from Legal Affairs Committee Chair

1:15 - 1:30 p.m.
Empire A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Risk Management and Legal Affairs Joint Session
Remarks
  • Anthony A. Anderson, Member, APTA Board of Directors; Chair, Legal Affairs Committee; Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP, Washington, DC

Opening Remarks and Welcome from Risk Management Committee Chair

1:45 - 2 p.m.
Empire A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Remarks
  • Mark A. Emmons, Chair, Risk Management Committee; Director of Safety, Training & Security, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN

ADA Update

2 - 3 p.m.
Empire A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

The purpose of the ADA law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else and that applies to public buses and rail transit systems. Learn what you need to know so that you can abide by ADA requirements.
 
Moderator
  • Brian Clem, Risk and Safety Manager, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
Guest Speaker
  • David Knight, Trial Attorney, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

Bus Operator Assaults

3 - 4:30 p.m.
Empire A, 2nd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Not a week goes by that we don't hear stories about bus operators and other transit workers being yelled at, spit on, and punched by customers. This panel will help you find resources and information about preventing attacks on transit workers.
 
Moderator
  • Mark A. Emmons, Chair, Risk Management Committee; Director of Safety, Training & Security, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
Panelists
  • Lisa Staes, Chair, Bus Safety Committee; Director, Transit Safety and Workforce Development Programs, Center for Urban Transportation Research/College of Engineering, Tampa, FL
  • Kevin P. Gaddis, Deputy Chief, Patrol Operations Bureau, Metro Transit Police, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Washington, DC

Reception at Hotel

5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Celestine C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans
 

Wednesday, February 27

Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Registration

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Autonomous Vehicle Technology

8:30 - 10 a.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Driverless cars used to be the sort of thing you would see in sci-fi films - not anymore. Hear how they are being operated by a transit system in a major U.S. city. 
 
Moderator
  • Mark A. Emmons, Chair, Risk Management Committee; Director of Safety, Training & Security, Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo), Indianapolis, IN
Guest Speaker
  • Chris Barker, Vice President of New Mobility, Keolis Global Headquarters, Boston, MA

Break

10 - 10:15 a.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Break sponsored by AON Risk Services

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Insurance Market Update

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Listen to insurance leaders talk about past trends and possibilities for 2019.
 
Moderator
  • Susan V. Lockwood, ARM, Manager of Risk and Claims, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA
Presenters
  • Dennis Mulqueeney, CPCU, Senior Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., San Francisco, CA
  • P.J. Skarlanic, Vice President, Alliant Insurance Services, Inc., San Francisco, CA

Luncheon

11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

What Happens When Something Happens and You Need to File a Claim?

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

By anticipating emergency situations and knowing how to deal with them, you will be better equipped to serve your customers and the public and request assistance and by prepared. 

Session sponsored by March Networks
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Moderator
  • James Keane, Vice Chair, Risk Management Committee; General Manager, Operations Safety, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, NJ
Panelists
  • Timothy H. Kelly, Executive Vice President, Operations, Public Safety & Customer Service, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston, TX
  • John Connolly, Emergency Management Specialist/Public Assistance, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Region VI, Denton, TX

Break

2:30 - 3 p.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Break sponsored by Transdev North America

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Workers' Compensation and Returning Employees Back to Work

3 - 4 p.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Workers' Compensation gives a financial incentive to employers to get their employees back to work on light duty. It saves them money. Listen to some important tips on how best to support those employees as they return to work. 

Moderator
  • Susan V. Lockwood, ARM, Manager of Risk and Claims, San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), San Diego, CA
Presenters
  • Sandy Rosenwinkel, Director of Workers' Compensation, Transdev North America, Lombard, IL
  • Mary Faith Green, VP - Senior Claims Consultant, Lockton, Saint Louis, MO

AON Survey Update and Conversation

4 - 5:30 p.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Compared to other industries, the public transit sector faces some of the greatest exposure to the public. The AON public transit liability benchmark analysis examined ridership and operation claims for rail and bus transit agencies and was conducted in conjunction with the American Public Transportation Association.
 
Moderator
  • Kenneth Reed, ARM-P, AIC, Secretary, Risk Management Committee; Director of Risk Management, Ohio Transit Risk Pool, Wadsworth, OH
Panelists
  • Otis Tolbert, Rail National Practice Leader, AON Risk Services, Baltimore, MD
  • Mario Richard, Actuarial Consultant, AON Risk Services, Dallas, TX

Reception at NOSH - New Orleans Social House

6:30 - 8 p.m.

Location: 752 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 
(www.noshneworleans.com)

Sponsored by Alliant and Price Forbes

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Thursday, February 28

Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans

Risk Management Committee Business Meeting and Elections

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Chair, Mark A. Emmons

Closing Remarks from New Risk Management Committee Chair

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Imperial 5A-C, 3rd Floor, Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Closing Remarks
  • James Keane, Vice Chair, Risk Management Committee; General Manager, Operations Safety, Port Authority of NY & NJ, Jersey City, NJ