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 Shines a Spotlight on 40 Members Under 40 (28 May 2021)  IAEM-USA Region 3 is proud to announce the 40 members under 40 who were nominated by their peers and selected by the regional officers for this new honor. They were selected for their career achievements and emergency management community involvement. Congratulations to these accomplished individuals. See the award list.

  • 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