Preparing for the Inauguration Recap

In Partnership with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments


The Board of Trade and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments partnered to host a free briefing featuring top business, transportation and security officials to discuss the implications and opportunities surrounding the Inaugural Events.

Topics included:

  • Road closures
  • Business transportation
  • Security disruptions
  • Protests
  • Parade route access
  • Disruption to business operations
  • Security parameters including accessibility, areas off limits and areas to avoid
  • Special attention paid to Women’s March on Washington.

Speakers Included:

  • Paul Abbate, Assistant Director in Charge, FBI Washington Field Office
  • Brian Ebert, Special Agent in Charge (SAIC), U.S. Secret Service
  • Chris Geldart, Director, District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
  • Egon Hawrylak, Deputy Commander, JFHQ-NCR/MDW
  • Peter Newsham, Interim Police Chief, Metropolitan Police Department
  • Ronald Pavlik, Chief of Police, Metro Transit Police Department



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