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April 1-3, 2025
Hilton University of Houston
Houston, TX

Peter Bergeron

CAPT Peter J. Bergeron

U. S. Coast Guard (Ret)
Senior Director, Public Safety & Security
Canaveral Port Authority

Captain Peter J. Bergeron, USCG (ret) has over 33 years of executive level leadership experience at the highest levels of government, military service, and business including the White House, the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard. He is a recognized leader in the fields of maritime safety, security, operations, and continuity of government/business operations. He is currently the Senior Director of Safety and Security for the Canaveral Port Authority responsible for all public safety activities at the busiest cruise Port in the world with over 6.78 million passengers. He ensures public safety and security interests and activities are integrated in all aspects of operations including cruise and cargo, construction, recreation, special events, management of Port assets, the Space industry, and the Department of Defense. Captain Bergeron retired from the Coast Guard after 27 years of exceptional service including four tours as a Cutter Commanding Officer, a 3-year assignment to the White House Military Office working for the President, and tours working directly for the Chief of Naval Operations, and the Commandant of the Coast Guard. He was a Fellow at the Chief of Naval Operations Strategic Study Group in 2006. He is a 1983 graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy with a BS in Government. He holds a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College (1992), and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2002. He is the author of two novels: The Black and White Club: Genesis, and The Black and White Club: Illuminology.