Conference Organizers


Conference Co-Chairs
Sean McGowan, FEMA
Barry Welliver, BHW Engineers

Technical Program Comittee

Anne Lemnitzer, University of California, Irvine
Abbie Liel, University of Colorado Boulder

Technical Topic Leads
Geoff Bomba and Reid Zimmerman, Structural Engineering Practice
Maria Koliou and Maha Kenawy, Structural Engineering Research
Debra Murphy and Kevin Franke, Geotechnical Engineering
Riccardo Cappa and Brad Wham, Transportation & Lifelines
Kimberley Shoaf and Divya Chandrasekhar, Social Science, Public Health, and Public Policy
Kris Pankow and Sanaz Rezaeian, Earth Science & Ground Motions
Mohamed Talaat and Mehmet Unal, Risk/Loss Modeling, Planning, and Response

Lead Special Session Organizers
Carlos Molina Hutt
Shideh Dashti

Lead Poster Session Organizers
Chris Pantelides
Diane Moug
Petros Sideris

Special Events Committee

Craig Wilkinson, Reaveley Engineers
John Crofts, Utah Department of Emergency Management
DEI Liasion: Erica Fischer

Lead Tour Organizers
Emily Kleber
Brent Maxfield

YMC Meet the Leaders Planners
Renmin Pretell
Hamed Tohidi

Student Leadership Council Liaison
Ahmad Hassan
Khalid Saifullah

Lead Committee & Chapter Meeting Organizers
Nancy Ingabire Abayo
Andrew Makdisi


Katerina Ziotopoulou, University of California, Davis

Fundraising and Sponsorship Committee

Chris Poland, CDP Engineers
Sandra Hyde, International Code Council
Fundraising Committee Liaison: David Friedman

Mauricio Ciudad-Real
Les Youd
Paul Richards
Jorge Meneses
Chris Kimball
Clayton Burningham
Kate Stillwell
Maria Mohammed
Justin Wiley

Utah Regional Chapter Liaisons
Chris Pantelides, University of Utah
Jordan Terry, KPFF

EERI Staff
Heidi Tremayne
Sonya Hollenbeck
Silvana Cobos
Maggie Ortiz-Millan
Elizabeth Angell
Devon Clayton
Maureen Wilmot
Ethan Wartick


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