Deputy Assistant Secretary for Grant Programs Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD), U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

Director National Hurricane Center

Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense Integration and DSCA Bio


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taylor-baldwin-kiland Conference attendees will hear from author and motivational speaker Taylor Baldwin Kiland on Wednesday, November 18th. A former naval officer and the third generation in her family to serve in the Navy, Taylor spent 20 years in the private sector as a marketing communications professional before starting her writing career.Taylor will talk about personal and organizational resilience from her extensive research on the lives of POWs in the infamous Hanoi Hilton. The key to their success was their strong organizational culture, putting mission ahead of personal interests. Go here to read more.   


jan-mcinnisPrepare to be entertained during lunch on Monday, November 16, when author and comedienne Jan McInnis shows you how to use humor to handle change. Attendees will walk away laughing and learning how to diffuse tension, kick off difficult conversations, and facilitate communication through the use of humor. Inspired by 15 years as a marketing director in the 9 to 5 world, Jan knows that learning doesn’t have to be boring! Jan has a knack for humorous analysis, which enables her to keep her audiences laughing. Born in Washington D.C., Jan was in charge of the “Joke of the Day” for her junior high school lunch table. Not surprisingly, she majored in communications at Virginia Tech, where she was a disk jockey for the local radio station. Go here to read more.  


 Mary Schoenfeldt, Ph.D., Director of Recovery, Marysville School District

Lucia Schmit, Executive Officer (Acting), National Integration Center, FEMA

Ernest Abbott, J.D., Baker Donelson Wally Bazemore, Red Hook Community Activist
 DeeDee Bennett,Ph.D., Research Scientist, GA Institute of Tech. Dennis Bingheim, Deputy Chief, retired, Quincy (IL) Police Dept.
Patrick Brady, CIH, CSP, General Director, Hazardous Materials Safety, BNSF Railway Kevin Breaux, Asst. Deputy Director, LA Governor's Office of Homeland Sec. & Emer. Preparedness
Charles Castro, Ph.D., President, Casto Consulting Group Tom Drabek, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, University of Denver
Elaine Enarson, Ph.D.,  Independent Scholar Sara Estes Cohen, MPP, ABCP, G&H International Services, Inc.
Mary Jo Flynn, MS, CEM, Emer. Op. Coordinator, Sacramento Co. Office of Emer. Svcs. Brandon Greenberg, MPA, CEM, Founder/Consultant George Washington Univ., DisasterNet, Inc.
Michael Herman, J.D., Senior Manager, Disaster Management Services, Ernst & Young Pam Hobbs, MEP, CEM, CBCP, Emergency Mgt. & Mission Assurance Programs, Engineering Solutions Inc.
Matt Jadacki, Executive Director, Disaster Management Services, Ernst & Young Joe Kelley, Chief, Morton Fire Department
Kevin King, Executive Director, Mennonite Disaster Service Rocky Lopes, Ph.D., Deputy Program Mgr. for Stakeholder Engagement, NWS
Michael Martinet, MS, CEM, Principal, The Martinet Group Ian Marvy, Co-Chair, New York Rising, Red Hook Community Reconstruction Zone
Charlotte Porter, MPH, Acting Director, Individual & Community Preparedness Div., FEMA Faye Stone, Disaster Services Consultant
Charlie Woodrum, National Decision Support Services Program Mgr., NWS
Ernest Abbott, J.D., Baker Donelson Christine ArthursRPP, MCIP, Chief of Staff, City Mgrs. Office, The City of Calgary
Victor Bai, President, IAEM-Asia Council LTC Ronald Bashista, Dir. of Planning & Preparedness, Mayor's Office of Emer. Mgt., Metro Boston Homeland Security Region
Devin Balkind, Founder & Director, Sarapis Joshua Batkin, Director of the Office of External Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Keith Bennett, Area Supervisor, Eastman Chemical Company Wesley Bissett, DVM, Ph.D., Associate Prof. and Dir., Texas A&M Univ. Veterinary Emergency Team
Ted Buehner, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS Marc Burdiss, CEM, M.Ed, Director, Northern AZ Univ., Office of EM
Christian Burgess, Director, Disaster Distress Helpline Sherry Capers, Emergency Mgt. Planner, Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue
Lance Clampitt, Physical Scientist, National Geospatial Program, USGS Katherine Clements, Director of Operations, National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
Tom Coleman, Partner, IBM Global Business Services  Holly Cuthbertson, MS, CEM, Researcher/Technical Support, Emerge Technologies
Terry Craven, CEM, MEP, ACE, Airport Op. Mgr., Salt Lake City Internat’l Airport Mark Diedrich, Director, Office of EM, St Louis Co. Police Dept.
Kerstin Davis, Emer. Mgt. Student, Saint Louis Univ. Karen Durham-Aguilera, P.E., SES, Director, Contingency Op. and Homeland Sec., USACE
Roberta Dwyer, Ph.D., Veterinarian/Prof./Agrosecurity Specialist, Univ. of KY Robert Fenton, Regional Administrator, FEMA Region IX
Clint Fey, MPA, Director, Jefferson Co. EM Susan Gantt, Vice President, Architects Design Group
George Gardenier, Ph.D., ORISE Post-doctoral Fellow, U.S. EPA Michael Gerber, Physical Scientist, NWS
Dick Green, Ed.D., Sr. Director Disaster Response, Amer. Soc. for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Michael Guditus, PEM, MEP, Asst. Coordinator, Fairfax Co. Office of EM
Duane Hagelgans, JD, Ass’t. Prof., Center for Disaster Research and Education, Millersville Univ, of PA Allison Harrington, Public Health Analyst on the Partnerships Team, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR)
Jerome Hatfield, Regional Administrator, FEMA Region II Michael Herman, J.D., Senior Manager, Disaster Management Services, Ernst & Young
Eddie Hicks, CEM, Past IAEM-USA President and former President of the AL Assoc. of Emer. Mgrs. Andrea Higdon, Emergency Mgt. System Director, Univ. of KY
Pam Hobbs, MEP, CEM, CBCP, Emergency Mgt. & Mission Assurance Programs, Engineering Solutions Inc Lori Hodges, CEM, Director, Larimer Co. Office of EM
 Eli Jacks, Acting Chief, Forecast Services Division, NWS Matt Jadacki, Executive Director, Disaster Management Services, Ernst & Young
Chris Johnson, Executive Director, GEO Huntsville Sandy Johnson, MS, Emergency Management Coordinator, Kansas Department of Agriculture
Elysa Jones, Chair, OASIS – Org. for the Advancement of Structured Information Stds. Eric Kant, Founder/CEO, Kant Consulting Group
Glen Karpovich, CEM, Regional Emer. Mgt. Specialist, U.S. Dept. of HHS Heather Kelly, Program Mgr., Snohomish Co. EM
Richard Knabb, Ph.D., Director, National Hurricane Center Bryan Koon, Director, Florida Division of Emergency Management
Raquel Lackey, Canine Crisis Response Team, HOPE Animal-Assisted Crisis Response Christian Lanphere, Ph.D., CEM, CCEMT-P, IAEM CEM Commissioner
Terry Lightheart, Chair, IAEM-USA Strategic Planning Cmte. Chris Logan, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Grant Programs, FEMA
Bruce Lockwood, CEM, Preparedness Planning Ass’t., Town of East Hartford, CT Marissa Lynch, Environmental Engineer, U.S. EPA
Erika Mahoney MS, PEM, Executive Director, Do 1 Thing Howard Mannella, MBCI, CBCP, Managing Principal, Alternative Resiliency Svcs. Corp.
Michael Martinet, MS, CEM, Principal, The Martinet Group Andrew McGuire, BS, EMT-P, Past Chair, IAEM-USA Healthcare Caucus
Theodora Michaels, JD, Emergency Mgt. Student William Murtagh, Assistant Director for Space Weather, Executive Office of the President
Michael Mumaw, Vice Chair, IAEM-USA Strategic Planning Cmte. Peter Navesky, Disaster Program Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Chief Wayne Nero, Georgetown Police Dept. Daniel Neaverth, Commissioner, Emer. Services, Erie Co.
Melissa Newman, Ph.D., Assoc. Prof./Agrosecurity Specialist, Univ. of KY Dave Nichols, CEM, ShelterBox Response Team Member
Honorable Joseph Nimmich, MBA, Deputy Administrator, FEMA Marie Peppler, MA, Federal Agency Liaison and the National USGS Flood Inundation Mapping Coordinator, USGS Office of Surface Water
Paula Phillips, Emergency Mgt. Specialist Jill Raycroft, MPA, CEM, MEP, Lead Training and Exercise Coordinator, San Francisco Dept. of Emergency Management
William Roche, Director, Public Assistance Division, Recovery Directorate, FEMA Dan Robeson, CEM, Director, Johnson Co. EM
Lyn Rosgaard, CEM, Owner, Emergency Planning Strategies Tony Russell, CEM, MA, Superintendent, Emergency Management Institute
Richard Serino, 8th FEMA Deputy Administrator and "Distinguished Visiting Fellow", Harvard School of Public Health-National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Jannah Scott, TH.D., Deputy Director, DHS Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships
Marty Shaub, Vice Chair, IAEM-USA Strategic Planning Cmte. Roy Shrout, CEM, Deputy Coordinator, Fairfax Co. Office of EM
Brian Simpkins, Associate Director, Justice and Safety Center, Eastern Kentucky University Ed Smith, Deputy Superintendent, EMI, FEMA
Lisa Sokol, Ph.D., Data Scientist, IBM Anna Stull, Emergency Mgt. Specialist, USGS
Chris Stanton, Deputy Program Mgr., a.i.solutions Tony Surma, CTO, Microsoft Disaster Response
Gracia Szczech, CEM, Regional Administrator, FEMA Region IV MaryAnn Tierney, MPA, Regional Administrator, FEMA Region III
Louis Uccellini, Ph.D., Director, NWS Andrew Velasquez, III, MA, MBA, Regional Administrator, FEMA Region V
Melissa Ventresca, MPA, Ph.D., Chief – Mission Support Branch, EMI Chauncia Willis, MPA, MEP, CEM, CPC, Emergency Management Coordinator, City of Tampa
Charlie Woodrum, National Decision Support Services Program Mgr., NWS Roy Wright, MPA, Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation, FEMA
Gregory Zebrowski, Regional Emer. Planner, Fairfax Co. Office of EM
Contact Us
For any questions contact the IAEM Conference Director, Julie Husk at jhusk@iaem.com or 703-538-1795 x 1789.
201 Park Washington Ct,
Falls Church, VA 22046
Dates and Locations

Dates and Locations of Future IAEM Annual Conferences:

 Nov. 15 – 21, 2024*
 Colorado Springs, CO

Nov. 14 – 20, 2025*
 Louisville, KY

*The core program dates are Sunday-Wednesday, with additional Friday-Saturday and Thursday-Friday pre- and post-conference training and other options.

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