Alexandria, VA, (February 2,2022)….Tidal Basin Group proudly announces its speaking engagements for the 2022 conference season. Our thought leaders look forward to speaking to interested audiences in the emergency and disaster management industry about important topics that will help people prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate disasters.

“Conferences are great opportunities for sharing and discussing new industry insights and innovations, and also building partnerships and expanding client relationships,” said Dana Johnston, Director of Partnerships at Tidal Basin Group. “We look forward to reconnecting with clients, friends and colleagues to share ideas and best practices with our fellow industry leaders.”

Conference speaking engagements:

  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference, February 12 – 16
  • Colorado Emergency Management Conference (COEM), February 22 – 25, Booth #40
  • National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Mid-Year Forum, March 28 – April 1
  • National Hurricane Conference (NHC), April 12 – April 13. Booths #305 and #307
  • Governor’s Hurricane Conference (GHC), May 8 – May 13, Booth #414
  • National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference, July 21 – July 24
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Annual Conference and EMEX, November 11 – 17
  • National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) Annual Conference, October 17-20


  • Mitigation Trends and the Future of Federal Funding
  • Trends and Progression of FEMA’s PA Program
  • Operationalizing After-Action Reports and Improvement Plans (AAR/IPs) into Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation Activities
  • CDBG Non-Federal Match Program
  • Gulf States Counties and Parishes Caucus Meeting
  • American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)
  • Accessing Federal Resources for Wildfire and Flood Mitigation: Local Preparedness Strategies

Tidal Basin Speakers (in alphabetical order):

  • Luis Avila, VP, Mitigation
  • Carlos J. Castillo, CEM, SVP, Chief Development Officer
  • Allen Davis, Director, Recovery
  • Ashlee Delventhal, Senior Director, Preparedness, Resiliency, and Emergency Management
  • Bailey DeRouen, Director, Community Development, Housing, and Infrastructure Team
  • Jacob Gray, Senior Director, Mitigation
  • Stephanie Murphy, MS, CEM, VP, Preparedness, Resiliency, and Emergency Management
  • Mark J. Misczak, CEM, SVP, Chief Operating Officer
  • Dawn Mascoll, Esq, Senior Director, Community Development, Housing, and Infrastructure Team
  • Jennifer Oswald, Project Manager
  • Jose Valenzuela, MSEM, CFM, VP, Tidal Basin Caribe

“Our team members are frequently asked to speak at conferences and events because of their experience and comprehensive knowledge of the federal laws, regulations, and policies governing the various pre- and post-disaster funding programs, and because of the solutions and results we provide our clients,” said Carlos J. Castillo, Chief Development Officer of Tidal Basin Group.

To learn more about Tidal Basin’s talented leaders and professionals, visit “Meet Our Leadership Team.”

About Tidal Basin

Tidal Basin is the nation’s leading emergencyand disastermanagement consulting firm providing programmatic and technical management experience and resources to governments, organizations, businesses, and communities. Our integrated disaster management solutions and expertise help our clients and partners achieve their disaster preparedness and recovery goals more effectively. Our understanding and ability to navigate all available funding sources enables us to provide maximum value by increasing the amount of funding our clients receive for programs that help improve their communities and businesses. To learn more about what we do and our team, visit 

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