Tuesday, July 31, 2018 | 8:45am
Keeping our K-12 and Higher Education Campuses Safe
Director Ghilarducci will discuss the importance of preparedness and working together to keep our K-12 and Higher Education campuses safe. He will cover Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Response during extreme incidents of violence as well as during natural disasters such as floods, fires, and earthquakes.
Director Mark S. Ghilarducci
California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services
Mark S. Ghilarducci serves as the Director of the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, appointed July 1, 2013 by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. Ghilarducci previously served as Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency appointed in February 2012 by Governor Brown. As a member of the Cabinet, Director Ghilarducci serves as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor and oversees statewide public safety, emergency management, emergency communications, counter-terrorism efforts and the State Threat Assessment System.
In 2000, he was appointed as Deputy Director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services where he oversaw statewide emergency operations, planning and training. Previously he served as a Federal Coordinating Officer (FCO) with the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Mr. Ghilarducci has over 30 years of diversified service in both the public and private sectors, in the emergency services, fire and rescue and homeland security disciplines.