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Instructor Biographies


NDPTC's cadre of instructors are of the highest caliber, very well-respected in their fields and disciplines. Many have advanced degrees in science, engineering, planning, and architecture, and years of practical experience as leaders within their field of expertise.

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Tab Troxler

Mr. Tab Troxler is an accomplished Homeland Security and Emergency Management professional with experience in both the public and private sector. As a former Emergency Services and Security Manager for the Dow Chemical Company, Mr. Troxler was responsible for the overall emergency management and response program for the site’s 2000 acre petrochemical manufacturing complex in Hahnville LA. In addition to his duties and responsibilities at the site, Mr. Troxler was a member of the Dow Gulf-Coast Hurricane team, as well as, the Global Exercise and Plans Team. Mr. Troxler’s international assignments included responding as the Incident Commander for the Dow Soma Site in Japan following the earthquake and tsunami in 2011. Previously, he served as the St. Charles Parish Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness where he lead the parish's response and recovery to Hurricane Katrina in 2005. As a former Senior Instructor with Louisiana State University’s, National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, Academy of Counter-terrorist Education, he has been on several development teams for national training programs in Computer Aided Management of Emergency Operations, Response to Weapons of Mass Destruction Cargo, Readiness: Training Identification Preparedness Training, and Food Management. He’s developed and facilitated several large scale exercises internationally and domestically on behalf Louisiana State University. He currently is the elected parish Assessor in St. Charles Parish Louisiana. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University New Orleans, LA.