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Holloway speaks at ECA seminar on Superstorm Sandy

New York, NY - 2013-11-26

The Environmental Contractors Association (ECA) held a breakfast seminar on Superstorm Sandy titled "A Look Back and Ahead at Disaster Recovery" on October 3rd­. The event featured a keynote presentation delivered by Cas Holloway, the N.Y.C. deputy mayor for operations. The event took place at the Westin New York at Times Sq.

The seminar recognized the individuals who came together to form an outstanding program in response to Hurricane Sandy and highlighted the positive impact of the environmental remediation community following the disaster. The seminar included two panel discussions, "An Unprecedented Disaster with Unprecedented Challenges" and "Disaster Recovery Response: Innovative Solutions and Lessons Learned," led by industry leaders and ECA members.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the ECA collaborated with mayor Michael Bloomberg and the mayor's office of housing recovery operations on a new initiative to treat and remove mold in homes impacted by the storm. This public-private partnership, coordinated by Neighborhood Revitalization NYC and administered by Local Initiatives Support Corp. (LISC), brought not-for-profit organizations and private contractors—including many ECA members—together to provide mold treatments for affected households.

Speakers included: Karen Grando, ECA president; Robert Avaltroni, Four Bridges Consulting Services; Doug Glorie, STV Inc. and environmental advisory council chair; Gary DiPaolo, Structure Tone; Robert Kulick, OSHA region II regional administrator; Morris Napolitano, Degmor, Inc.; Edison Severino, Local 78—Asbestos, Lead and Hazardous Waste Laborers; Richard Tobin, NYC FD; Daniel Zarrilli, mayor's office of long term planning and sustainability; Louis Coletti, Building Trades Employers' Association; Brad Gair, mayor's housing recovery Office; Richard Anderson, NY Building Congress; Bryan Fryklund, Flood Control America; Michael Gilsenan, NYC Department of Environmental Protection; Steven Pirovolikos, Structure Tone; Denise Scott, Local Initiatives Support Corp.; and Geraldine Sweeney, mayor's office of operations.




Holloway addressing ECA members.

ECA seminar panel.