USA Council Region 3

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Walter English, III, MS, CEM, VaPEM
IAEM-USA Region 3 President

Emergency Manager
City of Fairfax, VA

IAEM-USA Region 3 Vice President
Joseph J. Gleason

Cheetah Emergency Management Solutions
Purcellville, VA
IAEM-USA Region 3 Secretary/Treasurer
Erik S. Gaull, MBA, MPP, CEM

Principal, Emergency Management,
The Cadmus Group
Arlington, VA

Region 3 State Representatives & Liaisons

  • Maryland - Marianne Souders
  • Pennsylvania - Heather Long
  • DC - Steve Maloney
  • Delaware - Reed Jones
  • Virginia - Erin Sutton
  • Student Liaison - Jana Pierce
  • Student Representative - Tammi Snedeker
  • Assistant Communications Officer - Elizabeth West
  • Region 3 Conference - Ronnie Gill, Maribel Street

Region 3 includes: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C.

Region 3 Bylaws (approved Aug. 20, 2008)

IAEM-USA Region 3 News


  • IAEM-USA Region 3 launches search for 40 under 40; Nominations for extraordinary Region 3 members under 40 accepted until Apr. 30 (07 Apr 2021) IAEM-USA Region 3 invites members to participate in a new award for Region 3 members under 40 years old, the IAEM-USA Region 3 40 Under 40 Award. Any IAEM member from Region 3 who is under 40 years old may be entered and recognized for their career achievements and emergency management community involvement. Self-nominations or nominations from colleagues or friends will be accepted. The Top 40 will be chosen by Region 3 leadership. Nominations should be submitted via this survey by Apr. 30, 2021. The IAEM-USA Region 3 values its members and wants to recognize the hard work that members in this region are doing.


  • Online registration is open until Dec. 3 for the IAEM-USA Region 3 Virtual Symposium, to be held Dec. 7-11 (24 Nov 2020) The IAEM-USA Region 3 Symposium, “Emergency Management in the New Normal,” presented by Region 3 and George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government and scheduled for Dec. 7-11, will provide a virtual forum to highlight FEMA updates, college/university focused panel, networking trivia night, BRIC/grant session, diversity and inclusivity, and Region 3 membership meeting. Online registration is open, and details are available in the programThe symposium is open at no charge to IAEM members and at a nominal charge of $5 to non-members, but you must register online by Dec. 3, 2020. On Dec. 4, registrants will receive an updated email confirmation to include access details to the virtual platform.

  • Save the Date: IAEM-USA Region 3 Virtual Symposium & Membership Meeting (05 Nov 2020) IAEM-USA Region 3 and George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government will present the Region 3 Virtual Symposium on "Emergency Management in the New Normal," scheduled for Dec. 7-11, 2020. Details regarding registration and the symposium agenda will be available soon. For more information, please contact IAEM-USA Region 3 President Walter English at IAEM.r3@iaem.com or Dr. Tonya E. Thornton, Assistant Professor at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government, at tneaves@gmu.edu. Download the event flyer.
  • "IAEM-USA Announces Results of 2020 Elections" (IAEM press release, 03 Sept 2020)

Region 3 News Archive 2014-2019