Tuesday, June 22, 2010
From January of 1996 through June of 2010, hundreds of prominent speakers have participated in the national and international forums organized by William Loiry and his team. Speakers have included U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu, Member, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations and U.S. Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources; Congressman Bennie Thompson, Chairman, U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security; Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, Member, U.S. House Appropriations & Intelligence Committees; Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Member, U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming; Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, Member, U.S. House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming; Congressman Curt Weldon, Vice Chairman, U.S. House Armed Services Committee; Congressman Tom Davis, Chairman, U.S. House Government Reform Committee; Tom Ridge, the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; James Lee Witt, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); David Paulison, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Mark Holman, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security; Robert Bonner, U.S. Customs & Border Protection Commissioner; John Taylor, U.S. Treasury Under Secretary; Kirk Robertson, Executive Vice President, U.S. Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC); Lincoln Bloomfield, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State; Kathleen Blanco, Governor of Louisiana; Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans; Andy Kopplin, Executive Director, Louisiana Recovery Authority; Gary Matherne, Coordinator, Louisiana Hurricane Housing Task Force; Dr. Edward Blakely, Executive Director for Recovery, City of New Orleans; Dr. Jerome Hauer, Executive Director for the Response to Emergencies and Disasters Institute, George Washington University; William Hoagland, Director of Budget & Appropriations, Office of the Senate Majority Leader; Chuck Ludlam, Counsel, Office of U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman; Marsha Evans, President of the American Red Cross; and Charles McCormack, President of Save the Children. William Loiry and his team have organized three national forums in 2010 alone, bringing together leaders on homeland security, clean energy, and the Gulf oil spill disaster.