Jan 10 2019


11:15 am - 1:00 pm



Ohio Public Private Partnership (OP3)

Please join us Thursday, January 10th for our monthly meeting. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:15AM, with the presentation to immedately follow from 12-1PM.

Cost is $10 per attendee and registration is required below. 

Speaker: Russell Decker, Deputy Director with the Ohio Department of Public Safety

Russell J. Decker was appointed Deputy Director with the Ohio Department of Public Safety in February 2015 currently assigned to Ohio Homeland Security and previously to the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. He served as Director of the Allen County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management for nearly 20 years.

Dr. Decker also serves as an adjunct professor at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. He serves as Co-Chair (alternate) of the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) and is an instructor with the Ohio Fire Academy and the Ohio Peace Officers Training Commission in the subjects of hazardous materials, bombs & explosives, and incident command.

Dr. Decker has testified before both the U. S. House of Representatives and the U. S. Senate on the topics of “National Preparedness” and the “Future of FEMA.” He served as National President of the International Association of Emergency Managers in 2008-2009, and as President of the Emergency Management Association of Ohio in 2002-2003. In 2002 he was presented an Award of Commendation from Ohio Governor Bob Taft for his work on the “Anthrax Irradiation Project” with the U. S. Postal Inspection Service.

He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Emergency Management and the Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning.     He served on the FEMA National Advisory Council from 2008-2011 where he chaired the Committee on National Preparedness and Planning. In 2007, he was awarded the prestigious “Clayton R. Christopher Award” from IAEM as the nation’s leading local emergency manager.

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Public Safety Administration with a specialization in Emergency Management from Capella University in Minneapolis, MN; a Master of Science (MS) degree from Tiffin University with undergraduate studies from the University of Northwestern Ohio and The Ohio State University.


Payment Information-

If you have “pre-paid” for meals please click “pay on site” and then submit your registraiton.

Attendees wishing to pay via credit card please select “Make a Payment”, then “add to cart”, and then “check-out”.  At this time a secondary page will open with the payment window.

Hourly Schedule

Day 1

11:15 AM - 11:59 AM
Chicken parmesan with penne pasta marinara catered by BFI Catering
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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