Three experts will present their insights and experience on managing a supply chain during a pandemic. Areas discussed:
- TECHNOLOGY: How does technology enhance or complicate resilience and the supply chain?
- RELATIONSHIPS: How have relationships with customers and suppliers changed during the pandemic?
- COLLABORATION: How does federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial interfaces impact preparedness vis-á-vis the supply chain?
Greg Burel is director of the Strategic National Stockpile, managed by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. As head of the nation’s largest stockpile of medicines and supplies available for emergency use, he is a leading expert on medical supply chain management in the United States. With more than 35 years of civil service, he has risen through the ranks of the federal government, beginning his career at the Internal Revenue Service and serving in leadership roles in both the General Services Administration and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In 2006, he assumed the helm of Strategic National Stockpile operations. He was awarded the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal for Management Excellence and selected as a National Academy of Public Administration fellow in 2016.
Bobby Baker, B.A.S, M.P.S., is a hazardous material specialist with concentrations in weapons
of mass destruction (WMD) and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN). He joined the Dallas
Fire and Rescue Department as a paramedic and firefighter in 1998 and retired from Special Operations as
WMD-hazmat coordinator in 2018 to join the Counter Terrorism Division of MSTS LLC. He is a past
participant and active advocate with the Department of Homeland Security National Urban Security and
Technology Laboratory. In December 2019, he led a pandemic biological tabletop exercise at the Asian
CBRN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand. He is a certified hazardous materials technician and incident safety
officer through the National Fire Academy, Pro-Board certified NFPA 472 incident commander of hazardous
materials incidents, and active member of the Health Physics Society, International Public Safety
Association, American Association of Prevention of Infection and Epidemiology, the Dallas-Fort Worth
chapter of the World Affairs Council, and the National Council on Radiation Protection Part 179
Dosimetry Committee. He is a commissioned private investigator by the Texas Department of Public Safety
Private Security board. He holds a master’s degree in Homeland Security from The George Washington
University and Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Dallas Baptist University.
Wayne Williams is the Executive Director of Warehouse Asset Management (WAM) and Coldchain Technology Services (CTS). Prior, Mr. Williams was the Associate Director of Logistics for the Strategic National Stockpile Program. He was responsible for coordinating the movement of SNS assets during the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center and the anthrax attacks of 2001. Mr. Williams and his staff have over 30 years of combined experience in every aspect of the cold chain management process critical to the current COVID-19 vaccination logistics effort.