Keynote Sessions for Preparedness Conference to focus on Cyber Security and Catastrophic Loss of Electrical Power


March 28, 2016


The 8th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference (April 19th and 20th, Augusta Civic Center) will feature two thought-provoking plenary sessions. Our first day’s keynote panel discussion focuses on cyber security issues: the risks we face all day, every day in using modern technology, and some of the efforts in Maine to address these issues. Our presenters include current and former Department of Homeland Security officials, and the Maine banking community. Our second day panel will look at the impacts and response to a major power grid failure, a hazard Mainers remember all too well, dating back to the Ice Storm of 1998 and many significant power related events since then. We are pleased to include Central Maine Power and Emera Maine representatives as speakers for this discussion.

Day One, Tuesday April 19th

Cyber Security Panel

  • Chet Lunner, Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (ret.)
  • Tammy Plummer, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, First National Bank
  • Mike Leking, Cyber Security Advisor, Northeast Region, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Day Two, Wednesday April 20th:

Catastrophic Loss of Electrical Power Panel

  • Steve Daniels, Manager of Sales and Public Information Officer, Central Maine Power
  • Greg Thompson, Operational Readiness Manager, Central Maine Power
  • Dan McCarthy, Manager of Technical, System and Support Operations, Emera Maine

Conference Registration is open!

Online registration for participants and exhibitors is open now. There is no charge for attending the conference. There is a small fee for exhibitors, but no charge for not-for-profit and government exhibitors.

The Conference is a partnership among the State Emergency Response Commission, The Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers.

More than 30 workshops and demonstrations are scheduled over the two days of the Conference. For more conference news visit the Maine Prepares conference page.



Conference Planning Team