Mangano To Host June 12th Emergency Preparedness Seminar For Businesses

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano announced today that he will host the first of its kind Disaster Preparedness Seminar for Nassau County businesses on June 12th at the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management in Bethpage. The free seminar will run from 6-8 p.m.

County Executive Mangano will lead this first-ever municipally sponsored seminar, which will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy. Topics will include business continuity issues, insurance issues, document management, government resources available for assistance, and how to plan for and manage your business in an emergency.

“Hurricane Sandy damaged and destroyed many Nassau County businesses,” said County Executive Mangano. “My administration is working with local businesses to help them recover from the devastation caused by the super storm. With the start of Hurricane Season, it’s important to study the lessons learned from the past and put them to work so that businesses can be prepared should mother nature strike again in the future.”

Scheduled to participate in the seminar are:

  • Craig Craft, Commissioner, Nassau County Office of Emergency Management;
  • Bob Stark, President, Long Island Commercial Network, a commercial real estate brokerage group;
  • Walter Reid, Business Advisor with the New York Small Business Development Center;
  • Anthony Ciuffo, Long Island Director of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration;
  • Ashley E. Smith, FEMA Assistant External Affairs Officer for the Private Sector;
  • Greg Serio, Managing Director of Park Strategies and former New York State Superintendent of Insurance;
  • Julie Marchesella, President, Nassau Council of Chambers of Commerce; and
  • Walter Oden II, Long Island branch manager, U.S. Small Business Administration.

Each participant will receive a packet of informative educational materials.

Those interested in attending should RSVP by June 9th to or by telephone to (516) 571-1745.

The Nassau County Office of Emergency Management is located at 510 Grumman Road West, Bethpage, New York.


6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 12th


Nassau County Office of Emergency Management

510 Grumman Road West

Bethpage, NY