Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA will be speaking on “Using Innovative, Commercialization-based Public-Private Partnerships to Spur Technology and Product Development – Creating Water Purification Systems for Disaster Response” at the Policy and Finance session of the 2015 Critical Infrastructure Symposium. This theme is centered on the 3Ps of Resilience: Partnering – Planning – Performance.

Parties interested in receiving additional information on Dr. Cellucci’s topic should contact [email protected].

The Symposium brings together federal, state, county and municipal officials, international government representatives, leaders and practitioners from companies, scholars, professors, students and military cadets to discuss the importance of building resilient infrastructure for community safety, national security and the growth of our economies as it is taught through undergraduate and graduate academic and professional development programs. (Source:

The event will be held on April 20 & 21, 2015 at:

The Westin BWI Hotel
Linthicum, Maryland

About Cellucci Associates, Inc. 

Consultants to business, industry, and government, Cellucci Associates, Inc. provides solutions on high technology strategic management, commercialization and marketing of emerging technologies. The firm was founded in 1999 by Thomas A. Cellucci, PhD, MBA, the first Chief Commercialization Officer at the US Department of Homeland Security and the White House in both the Bush and Obama Administrations. The firm provides services through its 14 global offices.

About TISP

In a rapid response to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, federal and state agencies, corporations and profes- sional societies met to discuss how they could collaborate and coordinate to improve the security of the built envi- ronment of the United States. In a unanimous conclusion to their meeting, The Infrastructure Security Partnership (TISP) was established as a non-profit partnership to facilitate a forum for advancing practice and policy for the pro- tection of our nation’s critical infrastructure. On Nov. 20, 2001, Lt. Gen. Robert B. Flowers, Commanding General and Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, signed the Organizational Charter drafted by the partnership’s steering committee consisting of representatives from the American Institute of Architects, the Society of American Military Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Council of Engineering Companies, the Associated General Contractors of America, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Federal Facilities Council, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Naval Facilities Engineering Command.

TISP exhibited tremendous leadership capabilities early by convincing government officials to include natural haz- ards—such as hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, fire, tsunamis and aging deterioration—when considering how best to protect critical infrastructure from destruction and disruption. It also showed great leadership by introducing guid- ance and recommendations to protect our national transportation systems, air, land and seaports, and dam and levee systems. Among TISP’s most critical achievements is the publication of the 2006 and 2011 editions of the Regional Di- saster Resilience Guide, which have been used by federal agencies such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. De- partment of Transportation, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Federal Emergency Management Agency; as well as by states such as Maryland and Washington; by numerous cities and towns; and by regional partnerships such as the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) and Great Lakes Hazards Coalition (GLHC). TISP pledges to lead public- and private-sector collaboration that advances the practice and policies of regional and infrastructure resilience to sus- tain the nation’s resources and the country’s ability to efficiently restore infrastructure when disrupted by any hazard.

TISP membership includes local, regional, state, federal and foreign agencies; professional associations and industry trade groups; engineering, architecture and construction firms; codes and standards organizations; educational institutions and universities; planners and economic developers; infrastructure owners and operators; manufacturers; and service providers, whose collective purpose is related to the security and resiliency of the nation’s built environment. All told, TISP represents nearly two million individuals and firms involved in the planning, design, construction and operation of infrastructure.

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) serves as the Secretariat of TISP.