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Metropolitan College of New York Emergency Management Degree program

is proud to sponsor City & State Magazine’s


at Baruch College July 17th, 2018.

Professor Chuck Frank, Director of the Undergraduate Emergency Management/Business Continuity program will moderate “Public-Private Partnerships and Safety Solutions for Prevention, Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery” at 1:45pm.

About the summit:  City & State’s Protecting New York summit will offer industry executives, public sector leaders, and academics the opportunity to share ideas about how to discuss New York’s security strategy from elections to community policing and the tools needed to be recognized as a national leader in homeland security and emergency management.  The full-day event brings insights and perspectives across industries within New York’s public safety and security initiatives and programs.

1:45pm Panel Discussion moderated by Chuck Frank: With respect to disaster prevention and management, response, and recovery, it is becoming increasingly apparent that governments alone cannot meet the continually growing demand for services and resources. Our experts will examine the use of public-private partnerships, and we will hear from companies that provide safety services in New York.

“Government-centric disaster planning models will not create resilient communities,” says Professor Frank, “Only private sector expertise coordinated with governmental assistance can ensure resilience to all hazards.”

  • Chuck Frank, Director, Undergraduate programs in Emergency Management & Business Continuity, Metropolitan College of New York (moderator)
  • Kevin Wisely, Director, NYS Office of Emergency Management
  • Ira Tannenbaum, Assistant Commissioner of Public/Private Initiatives, New York City Emergency Management Department
  • Elizabeth D. Greenstein, Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office of Housing Recovery Operations
  • Rich Millet, Client Service Manager for Metro NYC and Long Island, Ardurra Group

For the summit agenda and registration information, please use this LINK to City and State.

About Chuck Frank:  Chuck Frank is the Director of the Associate and Bachelor’s degree programs in Emergency Management and Business Continuity at Metropolitan College of New York. He received his MPA in Emergency and Disaster Management from MCNY.  Professor Frank is on the implementation team for MCNY’s MPA – EDM online graduate program which launches this fall.

He holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project Management Institute and certifications in Emergency Action Plan Direction, Continuity of Operations Planning, HAZUS, Enhanced Threat and Risk Assessment, and Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Planning. Mr. Frank serves on the Emergency Management Advisory Board for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.  He is also a certified Mental Health First Aid trainer with specializations working with military Veterans and their families and uniformed services personnel.  He was honored by Chirlane McCray for his significant contribution to Mental Health First Aid Training in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. He was recently selected by his faculty colleagues as an honorary member of Phi Theta Kappa. Mr. Frank was the Education Director for the New York Chapter of the Association of Contingency Planners for 3 years, has a broad background in business and has taught at Indiana University, Birmingham Southern College, and the University of California at Irvine.

Most recently, Mr. Frank is honored to have completed a long-term project for FEMA which assessed the response and recovery effort of the Federal Disaster Case Management Program in New York State following Hurricane Irene.


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