Mario has spoken to various organizations on a wide range of topics. A leading expert in maritime and aquatic risk and safety, he uses his experiences at sea, and a lifetime of research on these topics to craft life-saving lessons for mariners and rescuers alike.  His other focus – leadership and training of small teams – came from watching the amazing people he met in the Coast Guard. No other organization relies so heavily on the ability of small groups of ordinary people who are motivated to do incredible things to accomplish a mission.

Mario’s unassuming demeanor and humor blend with his experiences in ocean rescue and make for memorable lessons for those who attend. His lectures on trust, mission focus, and innovation have been heard by thousands of listeners. A partial list of engagements include:

  • The World Maritime Rescue Congress, Bremerhaven
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Casey Family Programs
  • U.S. Coast Guard Human Performance Technology Conference
  • U.S. Army Distributed Learning Conference
  • U.S. Army TRADOC Conference
  • The Joint Forces Staff College
  • National Defense University
  • The Basic School – U.S.M.C. Quantico, VA
  • National Drowning Prevention Symposium
  • U.S. Army Band Leader Training Conference
  • The International Society for Performance Improvement (Military Chapter)
  • The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce
  • The World Waterpark Association

He has delivered technical lectures on search and rescue operations to:

  • The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • U.S. Marine Corp  (Parris Island)
  • U.S. Navy at NAS Oceana
  • U.S. Air Force (Langley)
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (D5 and D8)
  • Virginia Beach Police Department Marine Patrol Unit/Dive Team
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Army

For a complete list of topics available or to request a presentation, contact Mario directly.