Conference Agenda Day Three

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April 6, 2023

7:30 – 8:30
Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 – 1:15
Technologies and Solutions Exhibits



Colin Nelson
Senior Sales Executive, Certified Port Executive
WAV Systems, Innovative Signal Analysis Inc.


David Foster
Homeland Security Program Manager
Port of San Diego


Darrell Keach
Business Systems Manager
Port of Corpus Christi

Moderator – Mark R. DuPont
MARSEC ADaPT Program Manager
Executive Director
International/National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy

Mark Dubina
Vice President, Security
Port Tampa Bay

10:00- 10:30
Networking Break


Jonathan Sawicki
Associate Managing Director
Witt O’Brien


Capt. Mustapha MOHAMED
Head of Safety and Security Department
Port Authority of Kribi


Capt. NDI Mendugena Bertrand
Harbour Master/Maritime Pilot/PSO
Port Authority of Kribi

11:30 – 12:30

Duane Davis
Section Chief, Port Security Grant Program
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, FEMA

Brian P. Hill
Director, Western Gulf Gateway
U.S. Maritime Administration
Department of Transportation


L. Rene Phillips
Program Analyst, Port Security Grant Program
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, FEMA

TRACK 8 – Relevant Topics


Dr. Rishabh (George) Das
Advisory Specialist Master

Moderator – Melanie Magee
Infrastructure and Ozone Section Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6

Chris Waterson
General Manager
Waterson Terminal Services, LLC


Emily A. Federer
Sustainability Manager
Port of New Orleans


Christina R. Billingsley, MSc
Senior Program Manager, Community Engagement
Port of Seattle

10:00- 10:30
Networking Break

Moderator – Marco Poisler
Chief Operating Officer – Global Energy & Capital Projects
UTC Overseas, Inc.

Melanie Kenderdine
Managing Principal, Energy Futures Initiative
EJM Associates

Stephen Kelly
President of Sales & Business Development
Carver Companies

Joshua Singer
Offshore Wind Port Lead
Moffatt Nichol


Moderator – Alfred B. Henson, PhD
Instructional Assistant Professor
University of Houston

Kate Kerigan
Lead, Marine Heavy Offroad Electrification R&D Project


Narendra Pal, PhD
Director of Hydrogen Technology
Hornblower Group Inc

Michael Complita, P.E.
Principal in Charge | VP Strategic Expansion
Elliott Bay Design Group


Patrick Charette
Director, Hydrogen Fueling and Distribution Solutions

Dr Joe DiRenzo III
Director of Research Partnerships
U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center

Conference Closing

Kevin M. Clement
Executive Director, 2023 Port of the Future Conference
College of Technology
University of Houston