Opening General Session Talk Show:
Public Works and Emergency Response

Monday, April 8


7:30 – 9:30 a.m.

 
Responding to an emergency or an incident has been something that public works has always done. We have worked on floods, tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, landslides and a multitude of other emergencies or incidents. Today, with Incident Management Systems, public works, police, fire, emergency management and emergency medical departments are charged with protecting this country’s people and infrastructure within our communities.
 
Public works:
    We are first responders
    We are public safety
    We are vital to our communities
    We are engaged!


Please join us for this interactive General Session and opening ceremony at 7:30 a.m. Monday morning.

 

Moderator:

Mr. David L. Bergner, PWLF
Monte Vista Associates, LLC
Mesa, AZ
 

Speakers:

Ms. Christine Walsh
Director of Operations
City of Beloit
 
Mr. Brian R. Usher, PWLF
Director of Public Works
City of Largo
 
Ms. Kimberly C. Vásconez
Team Leader, Traffic Incident & Events Management Office of Transportation Operations
FHWA, USDOT
 
Mr. Tom Martin
Operations Program Coordinator
I-95 Corridor Coalition


Closing General Session:
NASCAR Legend – Jeff Hammond

Tuesday, April 9


3:30 – 5:00 p.m.


Jeff’s career in NASCAR began in 1974 working as a tire changer for Walter Ballard. Becoming one of the best jackmen in the business, Hammond served on all three of driver Cale Yarborough’s Winston Cup championship seasons. Legendary driver Darrell Waltrip took over for Yarborough in 1981 and the Junior Johnson-owned team won yet another championship. At the encouragement of Waltrip, Johnson promoted Jeff to the crew chief position for the start of the 1982 season.

And as the old saying goes, “The Rest Is History.”

The combination of owner Johnson, driver Waltrip and crew chief Hammond set the sport of NASCAR on its ear. Two more championships followed and 43 wins as a crew chief placed Hammond in the record books as one of NASCAR’s all-time great crew chiefs.

Jeff Hammond joined Fox Sports at the end of the 2000 Winston Cup season, and now contributes to the race coverage on both Fox and FX. He and partner Chris Myers host the weekly pre-race show from the famed “Hollywood Hotel” usually located near Victory Lane at each race track.  Jeff can also be seen every Friday night at 7:00 p.m. ET on Trackside Live on the SPEED Channel. He and show host Steve Byrnes bring racing fans the latest happenings on and off the track.

Always entertaining, Jeff’s session promises to provide a unique perspective on success and how to overcome the obstacles you encounter each and every day.