Admiral Thad Allen
Admiral Thad Allen retired from the Coast Guard in 2010 as the 23rd Commandant. He is a nationally recognized expert in disaster response and an advisor to government leaders on creating unity of effort and governing structures to address complex problems.
He was the lead federal official for the responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and served as National Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He also directed Coast Guard operations in the wake of the 9/11 attacks and the Haitian Earthquake. He serves in an advisory role with the Department of Homeland Security, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, National Intelligence University, NASA and the Comptroller General's Advisory Board. He recently co-chaired a study at the National Academy of Sciences' Gulf Research Program addressing measures of community resilience in the Gulf Coast following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
"The Hurricane Man"
Joshua Morgerman is an American businessman, storm chaser, and TV personality best known for his multitude of tropical cyclone chases. Born in 1970, he developed an interest in meteorology at an early age. After graduating from Harvard University in 1992, he co-founded the digital advertising company Symblaze in 1999.