General Session

Wednesday, May 10, 2023 at 8:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Palm Beach County Convention Center
Grand Ballroom

Honor Guard/Pledge of Allegiance, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue

National Anthem
Alexander Drefoos School of the Arts

Bill Johnson, RN
Public Health Advisor, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services
Florida Emergency Preparedness Association

GHC President’s Welcome
Paul Womble, Director, Polk County Emergency Management


Mayor’s Welcome
Gregg Weiss, Palm Beach County Mayor

Ron DeSantis
Florida Governor (Invited)

Jamie Rhome
Acting Director
National Hurricane Center

Keynote Speakers – Panel Discussion
Kevin Guthrie, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Gracia Szczech, Regional Administrator – Region 4, FEMA
Sandra Tapfumaneyi, Director, Lee County Emergency Management
Brock Long, Executive Chairman, Hagerty Consulting