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ConocoPhillips Distinguished Speaker Series

The Distinguished Speaker Series was created in 2008 and named as the ConocoPhillips Distinguished Speaker Series in 2014 to highlight the importance of fire protection and safety in society.

The previous speakers in the Distinguished Speaker Series are:

  • Kate Holzhauser, Vice President of EHS&S, ChevronPhillips (Spring 2017)
  • Jim Pauley, President & CEO, National Fire Protection Association (Fall 2016)
  • David Bates, OSHA Area Director, OKC; David Leavitt, Deputy Administrative Law Judge, Oklahoma Corporation; Warren Hubler, Vice President of HSE, HP International Drilling Co. (Spring 2016)
  • Denise Smith, PhD, Professor and Research Scientist, Skidmore College and the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute (Fall 2015)
  • Mike Ferrow, Vice President of HSE, ConocoPhillips (Spring 2015)
  • Kathleen Almand, Vice President, National Fire Protection Association (Fall 2014)
  • Lt. General Russel Honoré, Commanding General, U.S. Army First Army and Joint Task Force Katrina (Spring 2014)
  • Dr. Albert Vasquez, PhD, Dean of Campus Security, Student Health, and Safety, Santa Monica College (Fall 2013)
  • Craig Torres, MS, CIH, Environ Corporation (Spring 2013)
  • Chief Tonya Hoover, California State Fire Marshal (Fall 2012)
  • Dr. Perry Logan, PhD, CIH, President of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene, Global Manager of 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene (Spring 2012)
  • Dr. Sam Mannan, PhD, PE, CSP, Regents Professor and Director, Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center, Texas A&M University (Fall 2011)
  • Honorable Tim Manning, FEMA Deputy Director for Protection and National Preparedness, Presidential Appointee (Spring 2011)
  • Honorable James Shannon, President, National Fire Protection Association - former Massachusetts Attorney General and Member of the US House of Representatives (Fall 2010)
  • Chief John Norman, Chief of Special Operations, Search and Rescue Manager-9/11 World Trade Center Attack, Fire Department of New York (Spring 2010)
  • Honorable John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, Director of World Trade Center Medical Monitoring and Treatment Program, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Presidential Appointee (Fall 2009)
  • Honorable John Bresland, Chairman and CEO – United States Chemical Safety Board, Presidential Appointee (Spring 2009)