“Building Smarter: The Benefits of Investing in Resilience and Mitigation”

Subcommittee: Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Date: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Time: 02:00 PM Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building and Virtually


At the hearing, Members will receive testimony from witnesses with expertise in emergency management, mitigation and resilience, insurance, and construction. 


  1. Russell Strickland
    Executive Director, Maryland Emergency Management Agency On behalf of
    National Emergency Management Association
  2. Roy Wright
    President & CEO
    Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety
  3. Velma Smith
    Senior Government Relations Officer
    The Pew Charitable Trusts
  4. Ben Harper
    Head of Corporate Sustainability
    Zurich North America
  5. John “Chuck” Fowke
    National Association of Home Builders