Keynote

Introducing the opening Keynote…
Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (Ret.)

Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina and Global Preparedness Authority

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
8:00-9:15am

If anyone knows how to successfully lead and execute a mission, it's Lt. General Russel Honoré, USA (Ret.), who saved a city by taking swift charge of military relief efforts in Hurricane Katrina-battered New Orleans in 2005.

Drawing from 37 years of military experience, Gen. Honoré brings his bold, no-nonsense leadership approach to businesses and organizations to help them better identify and prepare for the challenges of the future. With an emphasis on the importance of innovation, risk assessment and social entrepreneurship, he provides valuable insight and strategies for the public and private sector to solve a broad array of issues—from jobs and energy to healthcare and technology. He also reveals leadership tactics that optimize efficiency and effectiveness of operations for all sectors and outlines the importance of developing the next generation of problem-solvers.

Gen. Honoré offers insight from decades of experience directing military operations in Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save You and Your Family from Disasters. In his recent book, Leadership in the New Normal, he extends rare perspective on our current state of the "New Normal," where all stakeholders have a role in creating a "Culture of Preparedness," to safeguard our economy and natural resources.

A senior scientist with The Gallup Organization, he is also an adjunct professor at Emory University, an independent director of Crawford & Company, and serves as chairman of the board for La Bicentennial Commission, and as a member on the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation board.

With meticulous perspective and quotable delivery, Gen. Honoré captivates audiences with bold leadership strategies and insight on preparedness, the “New Normal,” and how the world has changed in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina.