Schedule of Events

Monday, November 12

12:30 PM Shotgun start – Golf Tournament (Check-in and Practice Range Open at 11:30 AM)
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Large Exhibitor Move-in

Tuesday, November 13

7:00 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-In
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Workshops
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM Future Environmental Leaders Field Trip
2:15 PM – 3:45 PM Breakout Sessions
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM State & Federal Updates (Open to all attendees)
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Welcome Mixer (Open to all attendees)

Wednesday, November 14

7:30 AM – 6:30 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Opening Keynote & Welcome (Open to all attendees)
10:00 AM – 6:30 PM Exhibit Floor Open
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Networking Break on the Exhibit Floor
10:00 AM – 10:10 AM First Timer Meet & Greet (outside of Hall D)
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Sessions
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on the Exhibit Floor
12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Exhibitor Showcase Theater Presentation: Preventing disasters by blocking spills BEFORE they spread
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Networking Break on the Exhibit Floor
3:15 PM – 3:45 PM Exhibitor Showcase Theater Presentation: The New Hydrocarbon Remediation and Emergency / Spill Response Paradigm!
3:45 PM – 5:15 PM Breakout Sessions
5:00 PM – 5:10 PM First Timer Meet & Greet (outside of Hall D)
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM New Orleans Classics Reception on the Exhibit Floor (Open to all attendees)

Thursday, November 15

7:30 AM – 2:30 PM Registration Open
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Breakout Sessions
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Exhibit Floor Open
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM Networking Break on the Exhibit Floor
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Breakout Sessions
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch on the Exhibit Floor
1:15 PM Prize Giveaway on the Exhibit Floor
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM Breakout Sessions

 *Schedule of events subject to change

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Planning Committee

State Host Representative: Marty Chabert, Oil Spill Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Rex Anderson, Senior Emergency Management Specialist, TransCanada

Charles Armbruster, Regional Restoration Planning Program Manager, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Kayla Barnes, Qualified Individual Coordinator, Plains All American Pipeline

Larry Barnwell, EP&R Manager, Marine Well Containment

Roy Barrett, President, The Response Group

Nick Benson, Corporate Emergency Preparedness & Response, Statoil

Patrick Bergeron, President/Partner, Forefront Emergency Management, LP

Katie Bowers, Biologist, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Dwight Bradshaw, Senior Environmental Scientist, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)

Robert Chambers, Director, Global Risk Solutions

Josh Clifford, Project Manager, QualiTech Environmental

Charles Comerford, GOM Regional Response Manager, National Response Corporation (NRC)

Tom Coolbaugh, Oil Spill Response Advisor, Exxon Mobil Corporation

Don Costanzo, VP, CSA Ocean Sciences, Inc.

Allen Cowart, Vice President – Operations Safety & Compliance/Special Projects, J. Connor Consulting, Inc.

Marty Cramer, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, ConocoPhillips

Michael Dailey, Chief, Outreach Programs Branch, Region VI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Heidi Danos, Vice President, Forefront Emergency Management

Cory Davis, Partner and Principal Consultant, CTEH

Karolien Debusschere, Deputy Coordinator, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Mike Drieu, HSE Advisor, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

Helen Dubach, Sr. Consultant, CTEH RM

Christopher Dufore, Oceanographer, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Jim Elliott, President, American Salvage Association

Tj Engstrom, Director-Emergency Services, Clean Harbors

Brian Fay, Field Services Specialist, Environmental Restoration LLC

Nelson Fetgatter, President, Phoenix Pollution Control & Environmental Services, Inc.

Cody Fisher, Chief, Emergency Response and Preparedness Division, Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Paul Galloway, GOM Emergency Management Team Leader, Chevron USA Inc

Rebecca Garcia-Malone, Assistant Director, Vessel Services, T&T Salvage

Adrienne Gossman, Environmental Scientist, Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ)

Billy Haley, Vice President of Operations, EMSI

Jill Heatley, Associate Professor, Zoological Medicine College of Veterinary Medicine, Texas A&M University

Nathaniel Hough, Operations Manager, Kirby Marine Transportation

Brian House, President and CEO, Moran Environmental Recovery

Mitch Istre, Senior ER Consultant, Phillips 66

Jeremiah Jeffries, Sr. EHS Specialist-Emergency Response-Global Onshore Assets, Hess Corporation

Wally Landry, General Manager, CRUCIAL, Inc.

Carleen Lyden-Walker, Co-Founder/Executive Director, NAMEPA

Jimmy Martinez, Regional Director, Texas General Land Office

Pat McCaffrey, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Marathon Petroleum Co., LP

Jason McGinn, Regional Sales Manager, Heritage Environmental Services

Rhonda Murgatroyd, Managing Director, Wildlife Response Services, LLC

Eddie Murphy, Training & Exercise Specialist, U.S. DOT PHMSA

Keith Nichols, Ecological Program Manager, C – K Associates LLC

Mike Noel, Commercial Director, HWCG

David Palandro, Engineering Associate, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company

Kevin Palm, Sr. Business Development Mgr., National Response Corporation (NRC)

Barbara Parker, Response Science and Advocacy Manager, Shell Exploration & Production Company

Frank Paskewich, President, Clean Gulf Associates

Bob Patterson, Managing Director, Witt O’Brien’s

Will Pecue, President, Taylor Energy Company

Stephen Pepper, Director, Crisis Management, Phillips 66

David Pertuz, Sr, Emergency Response Specialist, Shell Exploration & Production Company

Gary Petrae, Senior Preparedness Analyst, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

Larry Rowland, Business Development, GHD Services, Inc.

Gina Saizan, Sr. Natural Resource Specialist, Louisiana Oil Spill Coordinator’s Office (LOSCO)

Michael Sams, Incident Management and Preparedness Advisor, U.S. Coast Guard 8th District

Roger Scheuermann, Consultant, HWCG and Other Companies

Sharon Schmalz, Executive Director, The Wildlife Center of Texas

CDR Deon Scott, Chief, Planning Division, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston

Steve Shedd, Chief, Regulatory Compliance, Region VI, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

James Shuler, Emergency Response Manager, Energy Transfer Partners

Robert Simmons, President, Environmental Science Services

Bryant Smalley, Oil Spill & Response Team Lead, U.S. EPA, Region 6

Jackie Smith, Business Development, OMI

John Swift, Vice President, Marine Spill Response Corporation (MSRC)

Elliott Taylor, Principal & Sr. Scientist, Polaris Applied Sciences

Andy Tirpak, Natural Resource Damage Trustee, Texas Parks & Wildlife

Brandi Todd, SSC, NOAA – Office of Response & Restoration

Capt. Blake Welborn, Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Unit Houma

Christopher Wiatrek, Emergency Management, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Jon Wickersham, ER Specialist, Colonial Pipeline Company

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Networking Events

With more than 2,000 spill response professionals expected to attend CLEAN GULF in New Orleans, LA, we want to make sure you have plenty of time to network with those in attendance! The audience at CLEAN GULF are from a wide variety of industries, including oil and gas, transportation, government/military agencies, academia, service companies and supplier/manufacturers, and bring fresh views and insights to the conversation. Get ready to cultivate relationships and connect with attendees in a fun and interactive way!

CLEAN GULF Golf Tournament
Monday, November 12 12:30 PM (Check-in and Practice Range Open at 11:30 AM)


The 2018 golf tournament will be hosted at the Lakewood Golf Club on Monday, November 12th. Each registration includes: course fees, range balls, cart, drink tickets, boxed lunch, awards reception and PRIZES including HOLE IN ONE. Our format for 2018 is a four man scramble. Sign up today! 

Interested in sponsoring the Golf Tournament?  Click here to view available sponsorships or contact Anastasia Bisson at 530-363-3506 or 

CG18-welcomeCLEAN GULF Welcome Mixer                                                 
Tuesday, November 13  5:30 – 7:00 PM

The official meeting spot after exhibitor move-in and afternoon sessions – Meet up, grab a drink, and make dinner plans with long lost clients that you haven’t seen since last year’s CLEAN GULF.


CG18-meetNgreetNetworking Breaks – Exhibit Hall D
Wednesday, November 14  10:00 – 10:45 AM
Wednesday, November 14  3:00 – 3:45 PM
Thursday, November 15  10:00 – 10:45 AM

Networking breaks make for the perfect opportunity to visit the exhibit hall and check out the products and services on display by our exhibitors.

CG18-meetNgreetFirst Timer Meet and GreetOutside Hall D 
Wednesday, November 14 | 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM or  5:00 PM – 5:10 PM

If you’re a first-time attendee, this is your chance to connect with fellow first timers in the CLEAN GULF community.  Make a quick connection and learn about our program and team before visiting the exhibit hall for our first networking break (or) for our opening reception!


CG18-receptionNew Orleans Classics Reception – Exhibit Hall D
Wednesday, November 14  5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Celebrate the end of great first day at our New Orleans Classics Reception! Enjoy lite bites and drinks, including a New Orleans classic, the Hurricane, as you walk around the exhibit hall mingling with friends and checking out the products and services on display. Laissez le bon temps rouler!



LiquidFrameworks-Header-01[2].jpgPrivate Reception, sponsored by LiquidFrameworks

Omni Riverfront New Orleans
Rex Room, 1st Floor
Wednesday, November 14  7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

This private reception, sponsored by LiquidFrameworks, is by invitation only


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Quick Info

Clean Gulf 2018

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center – Hall D
New Orleans, LA

November 13-15, 2018

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