National disaster recovery and reconstruction experts headline the first National Disaster Reconstruction Expo’s conference program. The expo was developed to unite the numerous vertical markets associated with disaster preparation, response, recovery and rebuilding. The conference program reflects this diversity with a line-up of industry experts. NDRExpo launches June 17-18, 2009 at the Morial New Orleans Convention Center.

FEMA’s Assistant Administrator of Mitigation is scheduled to provide the keynote address. As part of the agency’s National Mitigation Directorate, the Administrator manages the National Flood Insurance Program and programs designed to reduce future natural disaster-related losses. The keynote address will focus on how, through the National Mitigation Directorate, FEMA seeks to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage.

AidMatrix Foundation’s President and CEO, and former Wisconsin Governor, Scott McCallum is scheduled to lead Wednesday’s General Session. AidMatrix Foundation is a nonprofit that uses advanced information technology to create efficiencies between donors and those in need, managing $1.5 billion annually with operations in six continents to 35,000 nonprofits.

General Session speakers scheduled for Thursday include Col. Alvin B. “Al” Lee, the New Orleans District’s 60th commander and district engineer, and the Restoration Industry Association’s Executive Director, Don Manger and Development Adviser & Facilitator, G. Pete Consigli, CR, WLS.

A full conference schedule and additional information can be found at www.NDRExpo.com.