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The highlight of the President’s Banquet is the swearing-in of new IAEM officers. After all new regional presidents took their oath of office, the executive leadership took their oath, and Cathy Clark, MA, became the 2022-2023 IAEM-USA president.
Global Board meeting 11/13 at the Marriott Savannah during the 2022 IAEM Annual Conference.
IAEM Certification Commissioners meeting at the 2022 Annual Conference. L to R: Jim Howson, CEM (Certification Outgoing Chair); David Day, CEM (Incoming Canadian Commissioner); BJ Dvorak, CEM (Current Commissioner); Jason Higginbotham, CEM (Current Commissioner); Tom Ignelzi, CEM (Incoming USA Commissioner).
Kevin Schaller - Clay Tyeryar - Khaled Al Monsoori greeting guests checking in for the IAEM 70th Annual Conference.
The 2021-2022 IAEM-USA Board held their last meeting on Nov. 12 in Savannah, in the Westin Hotel, Grand Ballroom A. This kicked off the conference for the leadership. From L-R: Robert Hill, IAEM-USA Region 8 President; Joshua Morton, IAEM-USA Region 4 President; David Alamia, IAEM-USA Region 6 President; and Carolyn Harshman, IAEM-USA President.
IAEM-USA Govt Affairs Director Thad Huguley and Exec Dir Beth Armstrong with Bob Greenberg, Founder, CEO of GH International Services, Inc. Met Nov 1 to explore potential areas for collaboration.
Past President Nick Crossley CEM, USA Region 5 Acting President Lee Foster CEM, NEMA President Patrick Sheehan, 2VP Carrie Speranza CEM and 1VP Justin Kates CEM. Gathered at NEMA’s Annual Forum in Stowe, VT Oct 19.
(L-R) USA Treasurer Walter English with Deputy Director Chelsea Steadman, Robert Greenberg, Founder, CEO of GH International Services, Inc and Rich Serino, Senior Fellow at Harvard NPLI and 8th FEMA Deputy Administrator, at IAEM HQ hosting a Think Tank addressing “Use of Data to Support EM Decision-making.”
USA 1st VP Cathy Clark, USA Treasurer Walter English CEM, IAEM HQ Staff Kate McClimans QAS, Beth Armstrong CAE and Chelsea Steadman QAS and USA President Carolyn Harshman CEM met Oct 14 to prepare for a Board decision on new Certification Exam policies and procedures.
September 2022 - Certification staff Sharon Kelly and Chelsea Steadman admire the accessible document.
USA and Canadian subject matter experts met at IAEM Headquarters in Falls Church, VA on August 25-26 to participate in a standard setting which establishes the cut-scores for the new version of the IAEM Certification exam launching on November 13.
Pictured from left to right:
Catherine Blair, CEM; Raei Tesfazghi, IAEM Staff member; Kate McClimans, IAEM Staff member; Tom Woodard, CEM; Dr. Joy Matthews-López, Psychometrician; Lanita Lloyd, CEM; Jared Knudsen, CEM; Toni Hauser, CEM; Kyle López, AEM; Stephen Davis, AEM. Not pictured J. Nelson, CEM.
On August 24, IAEM staff, John Osborne and Rebecca Campbell, partook in San Antonio culture and invited a local mariachi band into the IAEM booth at the 2022 International Association of Fire Chiefs Conference.
On August 2, 2022, Conference Committee Reps meet with Treasurer Walter English on the “Road to the 70th." Pictured from left to right – Duane Hagelgans, IAEM-USA Conference Chair, Julie Husk, IAEM Conference Director, Walter English, III, CEM, IAEM-USA Treasurer and Nick Katz, intern for Walter English, City of Fairfax OEM