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Global Board

IAEM Leadership

Councils

The International Association of Emergency Managers is governed by an international Board of Directors that includes representatives from each of the three IAEM Councils, plus one (1) additional Council representative per 500 members to a maximum of four (4) per Council. The three IAEM Councils include: IAEM-Canada, IAEM-Oceania, and IAEM-USA. Ad Hoc (non-voting) participants include representatives from Asia, Middle East, Japan, and Latin America & the Caribbean.

Global IAEM Board of Directors 2020

 

Global IAEM Board Chair
IAEM-USA Council Representative
IAEM-USA Council Past President (2015-2016)

Robie Robinson, CEM
Assistant Vice Chancellor of Emergency Services
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Hixson, TN
GlobalChair@iaem.com 
 


 

Global IAEM Professional Standards Director
IAEM-Oceania Council Representative

IAEM-Oceania President

Clinton Naude, CEM
Director Emergency Management Bay of Plenty
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
OceaniaPresident@iaem.com
 


 

Global IAEM Membership & Marketing Director
IAEM-Canada Council Representative
IAEM-Canada President
Paula Gibson, CRSP, ABCP, AEMCA
Crisis and Emergency Management Coordinator, 
Sudbury Integrated Nickel Operations 
A Glencore Company
Sudbury, ON, Canada
CanadaPresident@iaem.com 
 

 
 

Global IAEM Finance Director
IAEM-USA Council Representative

IAEM-USA Council Past President (2010-2011)

Eddie Hicks, CEM
Director
Morgan County Emergency Management Agency
Decatur, AL 
  


 

Global Communications Director
IAEM-USA Council Representative
IAEM-USA Secretary
Carrie L. Speranza, CEM
Response Program Manager
DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management
Springfield, VA
USAsecretary@iaem.com 
 

  IAEM-USA Council Representative 
IAEM-USA President

Teri Smith, CEM, CPM
Manager, Organizational Emergency Preparedness 
   and Safety
LMH Health
Lawrence, Kansas
USAPresident@iaem.com 
  
 
     
 

Ad Hoc (Non-Voting) Members

 
  Immediate Past Global IAEM Board Chair
IAEM Past President (1985-1986)

Ellis M. Stanley, Sr.

Managing Partner
Ellis Stanley Partners, LLC 
Roswell, GA
 
 
 

IAEM-Asia Representative
IAEM-Asia President
Victor Bai, CEM
Director, Vice President
BCEM Consulting, Inc.
Room 3L, Building 1, No. 578
Yingkou Road Shanghai 200433
China
8621-64205847
AsiaPresident@iaem.com
 

  IAEM-Canada Immediate Past President
Gregory W. Solecki, CEM, CBCP, MCML
Emergency Management Leadership
Calgary, AB, Canada
CanadaPastPresident@iaem.com 

 
  IAEM-Middle East Representative
IAEM-Middle East President
H.E. Khaled Al Mansoori

Head of Media, Emergency and Crisis Management
National Emergency and Crisis Management Authority (NCEMA)
The Higher National Security Council
P.O. Box 113811
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 50 414 4414
InternationalPresident@iaem.com
 
 

IAEM Latin American & Caribbean Representative
IAEM-LAC President
Roberto Macchiavello, CA, CEM

CEO - Agemer S.A.
Av. Manquehue Norte 151, Of. 1007, Las Condes
Santiago, PC 7560890, RM
Chile
+56982335787
LACPresident@iaem.com
 

 
 

IAEM-Japan Representative
IAEM-Japan President
Takashi Nagata, M.D., Ph.D., CEM
President & CEO
Kyushu University Faculty of Medical Sciences
Department of Advanced Medical Initiatives
Division of Disaster and Emergency Medicine
Fukuoka-city, 812-8582, Japan
81-92-642-6222
nagata.takashi@kyudai.jp

      
 

Ex-Officio Members 

 
  IAEM CEO
Elizabeth B. Armstrong, MAM, CAE 

International Association of Emergency Managers
201 Park Washington Court
Falls Church, Virginia 22046-4527
703-538-1795; F: 703-241-5603
armstrong@iaem.com