USA Council Region 6

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David J. Alamia, Jr., MPA, CEM
IAEM-USA Region 6 President
Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Baytown, EM Division
Baytown, Texas

CDR Joseph Leonard, MS, CEM
IAEM-USA Region 6 Vice President 
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer 
Emergency Management Solutions, Inc. 
Houston, Texas 

Jamie Galloway, MS, CEM
IAEM-USA Region 6 Secretary 
Emergency Management Coordinator 
City of Baytown, EM Division 
Baytown, Texas  

Region 6 includes: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas.

Region 6 State Representatives

  • Arkansas State Representative: Jody Carter, MS, CEM

  • Louisiana State Representative: Vicki Travis, LEM

  • New Mexico State RepresentativeRodney Roberson, MA, GA-CEM

  • Oklahoma State Representative: William Smiley, Jr., CEM, CFM

  • Texas State Representative: Christa Lopez, PhD, CEM

  • Student Representative: Melissa Snizek

Region 6 Bylaws Work Group

  • Jamie Galloway, MS, CEM, chair

  • Daren Bolen

  • Jason Block, CEM

  • Scott Hudson, CEM

  • Brian Veach, CEM, CBCP

  • Region 6 LinkedIn Page

    Region 6 Bylaws (May 2007)

    Region 6 Update (19 June 2016)

    Region 6 Update (16 Feb 2016)

    Region 6 Update (11 June 2015)

    IAEM-USA Region 6 News

    • "IAEM-USA Announces Results of 2020 Elections" (IAEM press release, 03 Sept 2020)
    • Results of the Region 6 Officers Election (04 Sept 2018) A total of 9 IAEM-USA Region 6 Individual, Affiliate, and Lifetime members voted in the IAEM-USA Region 6 Officers Election for Region 6 President. The voting period ended on Aug. 31, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. There was only one candidate for Region 6 President, Jamie Galloway, MS, CEM, TEM, who was running for re-election. He received 100% of the votes submitted, and was re-elected as IAEM-USA Region 6 President.
    • Voting Is Open in the IAEM-USA Region 6 Officers Election (01 Aug 2018) Region 6 Individual, Affiliate, and Lifetime members are eligible to vote for Region 6 President. Voting opened at 9:00 a.m. EDT on Aug. 1 and will close at 5:00 p.m. EDT on Aug. 31, 2018. Learn about the candidates and vote.
    • Region 6 Update (11 Jan 2017) Welcome and thank you emails were sent to new and renewing members of IAEM-USA Region 6. Information about the IAEM-USA survey on EMPG funding was distributed via the Region 6 email list.
    • Region 6 Officer Election Begins on Sept. 13, 2016 (12 Sept 2016) Individual, Affiliate, and Lifetime members have the opportunity to vote for IAEM-USA Region 6 President. The voting period starts on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 9:00 a.m. EDT, and ends on Friday, Sept. 23, 5:00 p.m. EDT. Enter the voting area here.
    • Region 6 Update (16 Aug 2016) Welcome and thank you emails were sent to new and renewing members of IAEM-USA Region 6. Information from Martha Braddock, IAEM-USA Policy Advisor, was distributed via the Region 6 email list. Notice was shared with members regarding the sudden death and service information for City of Galveston EMC Charlie Kelly.
    • 17th Annual Four Corners EM Conference Set for Dec. 7-9, 2016 (27 July 2016) The 17th Annual Four Corners Emergency Management Conference, "Whole Community in Emergency Management," will take place on Dec. 7-9, 2016, at the Branson Convention Center, Branson, Missouri. The conference will feature an expanded vendor area, engaging breakout sessions, Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) tabletop exercise, and networking opportunities. event site & registration | About Four Corners Emergency Management
    • Results of IAEM-USA Region 6 Vice President Election (29 Dec 2014) The Region 6 election for Vice President ended on Dec. 29, 2014. Marshal R. Watson was elected Vice President of Region 6.
    • Results of IAEM-USA Region 6 Officers Election Announced (08 Sept 2014) The Region 6 election ended on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Jamie Galloway, CEM, TEM, was elected President of Region 6. He will take office at the IAEM 2014 Annual Conference & EMEX, in San Antonio, Texas.
    • Arkansas Tech University Department of Emergency Management Hosts 2nd Annual Conference on Preparedness and Recovery, Apr. 9, 2014

    Featured Speakers:

    Stan Supinski, Ph.D. is often called the “father of Homeland Security education.” He is an Associate Professor at the Homeland Security Management Institute, Long Island University; the Director of Partnership Programs for the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security

    Steve Recca is the director of the University and Agency Partnership Initiative (UAPI) for the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense and Security, and concurrently serves as a senior advisor for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief programs with the Pacific Disaster Center, as well as Colorado Technical University’s Program Director for Homeland Security. •
    Mr. David Maxwell has served as Director of the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and State Homeland Security Adviser since June 2006. He served as ADEM’s Deputy Director from March 2002 until this appointment. He has over 33 years of service with the agency.

    Shelia McGhee, Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management director, was awarded the Central Area Emergency Management Coordinator of the Year and the State Emergency Management Coordinator of the Year for her work with community disaster preparedness and mitigation in Faulkner County, at the 2013 Arkansas Emergency Managers’ Association Annual Conference.

    U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (if not in session) serves on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which is the chief oversight committee of the U.S. Senate.

    Dr. Jan Kallberg is an Assistant Professor at Arkansas Tech University and a research fellow at Cyber Operations Lab, Cyber Security Research and Education Institute, The University of Texas at Dallas.

    • Arkansas Tech University Hosts Region 6 Meeting
      By Robbie Robinson, JD, CEM, Region 6 President, and Doug Brown, DBA (c), MS, CHEP, NREMT, Region 6 Vice President

    Members of IAEM-USA Region 6 attended the annual regional meeting on Apr. 20, 2012, at the Arkansas Tech University (ATU) Department of Emergency Management. The meeting attracted members from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas, as well as student members from ATU and Arkansas State University (ASU).

    Speakers presented on topics that included: the role of FUSION Centers and Infragard in terrorism detection and deterrence; career opportunities for future graduates; and business continuity and emergency management. George Cossey, CEM, presented an informational session on the steps required in obtaining the CEM®. Matt Burks and Nathan Spicer, CEM, of Little Rock Emergency Management, and George Cossey, CEM, led a panel discussion on trends and opportunities in emergency management. Additional panel members included Ron Crane, Emergency Preparedness Manager, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and James DeHaven, CEM, INTEGRIS Health Oklahoma.

    Additional speakers included Dr. Richard Idhe, ATU Department of Emergency Management, and Amy Fecher, Arkansas State Director of Save the Children. Plans for the 2013 meeting will be forthcoming this fall.

    Photos from Region 6 Annual Meeting: Apr. 20, 2012