Carlos J. Castillo, CEM, Chief Development Officer of Tidal Basin and former FEMA Acting Deputy Administrator of Resilience, will be participating in the FAIR Foundation’s “Building a Culture of Preparedness” 2020 Virtual Conference Series. On September 24th from 1:00-2:00 pm ETCarlos will connect with other preparedness leaders from across the country to discuss “Evacuating and Sheltering During a Pandemic.

Evacuating and sheltering during a natural or human-made disaster requires much planning and preparedness on behalf of individuals, local officials, and their communities; and doing so in a pandemic environment can make these procedures even more difficult. Planning is the best way to ensure that if a disaster should arise during a pandemic such as COVID-19 – you and your community are prepared and can carry out emergency response tasks more safely and efficiently.

The six-week series will run from September 23rd-October 29thand will provide solutions for stakeholders to unite and promote consumer education, resiliency through mitigation, improved disaster preparedness, closing the insurance protection gap, and developing action plans and strategies for meaningful progress and cultural change.

Virtual conference attendees will benefit from a series of panel discussions and presentations designed to provoke discussion and educate participants on improving society’s ability to be resilient.

To register and learn more about the event, click here.

About Carlos J. Castillo, CEM, Chief Development Officer at Tidal Basin

An internationally recognized leader in emergency and disaster management with more than 40 years’ experience, Carlos joined Tidal Basin directly from FEMA, where he most recently held the position of Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience. In this role, he led an organization of more than 1,300 employees and managed the following sectors:

  • The Federal Insurance & Mitigation Administration
  • The National Preparedness Directorate
  • The Grant Programs Directorate
  • National Continuity Programs
  • The Office of Counterterrorism and Security Preparedness
  • The Office of Resilience Integration and Coordination

He also served as FEMA’s Assistant Administrator for Disaster Assistance where he led the Individual and Public Assistance Programs after Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike among other major disasters.