Keynote Speaker Patrick Hardy Hytropy /Somerset
Disaster Preparedness in the “New Normal”/Disaster Exercise
Patrick Hardy is CEO of Hytropy.com, the unquestioned leading disaster
management company in the outdoor hospitality industry. A Certified Emergency
Manager®, Certified Risk Manager® he has extensive experience working with
properties from coast-to-coast in the public, private and non-profit sectors from
micro-businesses to large multi-site conglomerates.
Mr. Hardy has worked in EMS first response and consulted to the Chief of Staff for
the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security in Louisiana. In the summer of 2012, he
became the first small business owner ever to be selected as the National Private
Sector Representative to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA),
spending three months in Washington D.C. helping develop a national small business
He has also been a visiting disaster instructor to the National EMS Academy, and
wrote the chapters on disaster preparedness, terrorism, and weapons of mass
destruction for the new Advanced Emergency Medical Technician Textbook for use
in the US National Curriculum.