Appendix D

Contributors to the Report, Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices

During the course of this study, numerous persons contributed to the development of this report. Some provided material and talks at the request of the committee, some provided unsolicited material, and others provided advice for the committee to consider. The committee would like to thank all of these persons for their interest and support for this effort.

Ray Alexander, Deputy Chief, Office of Homeland Security, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)

Bryan Baker, Technical Project Manager, USACE

Mark Baker, Civil Engineer, U.S. National Parks Service

David N. Bascom, Program Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Perry Beider, Senior Advisor, Congressional Budget Office

Douglas A. Bellomo, Risk Analysis Division Director, FEMA

Michael Bishop, Contractor Lead, Midterm Levee inventory, Michael Baker Corporation William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Branch Chief, FEMA

Samuel D. Brody, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station

Kelly Bronowicz, Program Manager, FEMA

Pernille Buch-Pedersen, Program Manager, Michael Baker Corporation

Michael K. Buckley, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives of Management and Consulting Services, Dewberry

Jae-won Chung, Postdoctoral Scholar, Missouri University of Science and Technology

Roger Churchwell, Director of Engineering, San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA)

Tammy L. Conforti, Levee Safety Program Manager, HQ, USACE

Dan Delich. National Levee Issues Alliance

Susan Dell’Osso, Project Director, Cambay Group

Siamak Esfandiary, Program Specialist, FEMA

G. Michael Fitzgerald, Galveston County Engineer, Galveston County, Texas

Steve Fitzgerald, Chief Engineer, Harris County Flood Control District

Greg Frank, Vice President, Costello, Inc.

Christopher Gallion, Superintendent, Velasco Drainage District

Sharmae Gambrel, Compliance Review Examiner, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

David Greenwood, Vice President, Michael Baker Corporation



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Appendix D Contributors to the Report, Levees and the National Flood Insurance Program: Improving Policies and Practices During the course of this study, numerous persons contributed to the development of this report. Some pro- vided material and talks at the request of the committee, some provided unsolicited material, and others provided advice for the committee to consider. The committee would like to thank all of these persons for their interest and support for this effort. Ray Alexander, Deputy Chief, Office of Homeland Security, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Bryan Baker, Technical Project Manager, USACE Mark Baker, Civil Engineer, U.S. National Parks Service David N. Bascom, Program Specialist, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Perry Beider, Senior Advisor, Congressional Budget Office Douglas A. Bellomo, Risk Analysis Division Director, FEMA Michael Bishop, Contractor Lead, Midterm Levee inventory, Michael Baker Corporation William R. Blanton, Jr., Engineering Management Branch Chief, FEMA Samuel D. Brody, Professor, Texas A&M University, College Station Kelly Bronowicz, Program Manager, FEMA Pernille Buch-Pedersen, Program Manager, Michael Baker Corporation Michael K. Buckley, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives of Management and Consulting Services, Dewberry Jae-won Chung, Postdoctoral Scholar, Missouri University of Science and Technology Roger Churchwell, Director of Engineering, San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency (SJAFCA) Tammy L. Conforti, Levee Safety Program Manager, HQ, USACE Dan Delich. National Levee Issues Alliance Susan Dell’Osso, Project Director, Cambay Group Siamak Esfandiary, Program Specialist, FEMA G. Michael Fitzgerald, Galveston County Engineer, Galveston County, Texas Steve Fitzgerald, Chief Engineer, Harris County Flood Control District Greg Frank, Vice President, Costello, Inc. Christopher Gallion, Superintendent, Velasco Drainage District Sharmae Gambrel, Compliance Review Examiner, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) David Greenwood, Vice President, Michael Baker Corporation 171

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172 LEVEES AND THE NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM Colonel Christopher Hall, St. Louis District Commander, USACE Eric Halpin, Special Assistant for Dam and Levee Safety, USACE Les Harder, Water Resources Technical Advisor, HDR, Inc. Steve Hazelwood, Director, Dow Chemical Company Noller Herbert, Conservation Engineering Division Director, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS) Claudia Hoeft, National Hydraulic Engineer, NCRS Robert Howell, Engineering Practice Manager, USACE Paul Huang, Mitigation Directorate Branch Chief, FEMA Ryan Janda, Program Lead for Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL), and Repeti- tive Flood Claims (RFC) programs, FEMA Jeffrey Janecek, Assistant Engineer, Fort Bend County Drainage District R. Donald Janssen, Senior Vice President, Planned Community Developers Jill A. Jordan, Assistant City Manager, City of Dallas, Texas Michael Jordan, Civil Engineer, USACE Jim Keith, Program Analyst, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation George Kidwell, Chairman, Velasco Drainage District Sandra K. Knight, Deputy Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administrator for Mitigation, FEMA Richard W. Krimm, former Associate Director, FEMA Brian G. Koper, Civil Associate, Michael Baker Jr., Inc. Christina Kuo, Senior Engineer, California Department of Water Resources Kent Lang, Director, West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency Larry A. Larson, Director Emeritus, Association of State Floodplain Managers Donna Lee, Technical Specialist, David Ford Consulting Engineers, Inc. Scott Leimer, Galveston District Levee Safety Program Manager, USACE Maria Lorenzo-Lee, Senior Engineer, California Department of Water Resources Guy Lowes, Senior Civil Engineer, FEMA Jay R. Lund, Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, University of California, Davis Tim Mantz, Chief, Business Analysis Branch, FEMA Rod Mayer, Assistant Deputy Director for FloodSAFE, California Department of Water Resources Dave McMurray, Chairman, Upper Mississippi, Illinois, Missouri Rivers Association (UMIMRA) Craig McRaney, Levee Safety Program Manager, Vicksburg District, USACE Erwann Michel-Kerjan, Wharton Risk Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Melissa Mullen, Acting Levee Safety Program Manager, Mississippi Valley Division, USACE Corise Morrison, Executive Director, USAA Jeffrey F. Mount, Professor, University of California, Davis Don Natolli, Sacramento County Supervisor, Sacramento County, California D. Andrew Neal, Actuary, FEMA Leiann Nelson, Senior Underwriter, Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Linda Pilgrim, Office of Counsel, FEMA Ricardo Pineda, Floodplain Risk Management Branch Chief, California Department of Water Resources Richard G. Reinhardt, Principal, MBK Engineering Rhonda Robins, Senior Technical Specialist, David Ford Consulting Engineers Nicholas Pinter, Professor, Southern Illinois University Robert Quint, Chief of Staff, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Kathleen Schafer, Engineer, FEMA Scott L. Shapiro, Partner, Central Valley Flood Control Association Jeff Sparrow, Assistant Vice President, Michael Baker Corporation Dave Stearrett, Chief, Floodplain Management Branch, FEMA Rune Storesund, Consulting Engineer, Storesund Consulting Ronald Stork, Policy Director, Friends of the River

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APPENDIX D 173 Nancy L. Ward, Regional Director, Region IX, FEMA Timothy Washburn, Director of Planning, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency Douglas P. Whipple, Director, Organizational Effectiveness, Dow Chemical Company Jeffrey Woodward, Senior Lender Compliance Officer, FEMA Roy E. Wright, Deputy Director, Risk Analysis Division, FEMA

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