guidance to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council. He chairs the Council’s Senior Advisory Committee on Emergency Services, Law Enforcement, Public Health and Hospitals. He served as Director of the California Office of Homeland Security and Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger from 2004-2005. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Andrews was Director of the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services for California, where he managed the emergency response and recovery efforts for 19 presidential and 24 gubernatorial disasters. He is a member of the World Bank’s Disaster Management Operations Group and has worked on emergency management projects in Turkey, Algeria, Romania, and India. Dr. Andrews is a past President of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) and former Executive Director of the California Seismic Safety Commission. He is the former Chair of NEMA’s Private Sector Committee as well as a public-private task force formed to explore ways in which the Emergency Management Assistance Compact—a congressionally ratified organization that provides form and structure to interstate mutual aid—might be employed to more effectively use private-sector resources during major emergencies. Dr. Andrews received an A.B. from DePauw University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Robert A. Bauer is an engineering geologist and head of the Engineering and Coastal Geology Section of the Illinois State Geological Survey (ISGS). He has worked with Illinois state emergency managers on exercises and workshops since 1990 and is the ISGS/Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability (INRS) representative to the state’s emergency operations center. He has participated on the earthquake scenario committees and hazard map production for the Illinois statewide earthquake assessment. He is the ISGS/INRS’ representative and State Geologist Technical Director, program coordinator, and past-Chair of the Association of the Central U.S. Earthquake Consortium State Geologists. He serves on the Illinois Seismic Safety Task Force, Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) New Madrid Scenario Executive Committee, and provided important input to the FEMA New Madrid Catastrophic Planning Scenario subcommittee. He has authored more than 90 publications, and is a member of the Geo-Institute of ASCE, Association of Engineering Geologists, Society of Mining Engineers of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, International Association of Engineering Geologists, and EERI. Mr. Bauer received a B.S. in geological science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and an M.S. in engineering geology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.