Conference Planning Committee

The International Association of Emergency Managers is grateful to the members of the 2017 Conference Planning Committee for their dedication and leadership in planning this program.
IAEM Conference Committee Members
Mike Gavin, (Chair)
David Barber, (Vice Chair)
Donna Franklin (Vice Chair)
Cedric Andriamady, CEM
Leslie Boatright, CEM
Chad Beam
Christina Bredhold, CEM
William Castagno
Cathy Clark
Bettina Coleman (CEM)
Brett Cross
Kimberly Cunningham, CEM
Nicolette English, CEM
Ashleigh Feryan
Erik Gaull, CEM
Kathryn Gerk, CEM
Kelly Gunson, CEM
Reggie Harrison
Carolyn Harshman, CEM
Eddie Hicks, CEM
Pam Hobbs, CEM
Jody Hodge
Abby Hostetler
Deborah Knickerbocker, CEM
Pamela L’Heureux, CEM
Diane Logsdon
Sophia Lopez, CEM
Rocky Lopes
Valerie Lucus-McEwen, CEM
Leslie Luke
Mike Martinet, CEM
Andrew McGuire
George Navarini, CEM
Peter Navesky
Ken Neafcy
Peter Perez
Peter Podell, CEM
John “Rusty” Russell
Eric Sawyer, AEM, videographer
Susamma Seeley, CEM
Jon Shear, CEM
Tom Smith
Grelia Steele
Michelle Villegas
Jeffrey Wentzell
Lourinda Wiley, CEM
Dustin Willett

Conference Committee News

Find out what the Conference Committee has to say about the upcoming Annual Conference.
DOWNLOAD "The Conference Call": <a href=" WORTH READING No Time Like the Present Finding yourself with more downtime than usual? Consider revisiting your biography and artist statement on your Saatchi Art profile. Not only is it important to provide context for buyers who look for artists whose stories resonate, it also helps provide important information to our curators, marketers, and business partners. Your bio should include information like: where you were born and raised; where you currently live; your education; prizes and awards you've won; exhibitions that you've taken part in; and collections (both private and public) that include your work. This is an opportunity to bring extra color to your art practice and pique collectors' interests. Likewise, don't overlook the artist statement, which is a short description of your works and your art practice including the reasons you make your work. We recommend that an artist statement be no longer than 3-4 sentences. Remember, this is your chance to define what makes you and your art special!documents/2017/FebConferenceCall-1-1.pdf" target="_blank" rel="noopener">February 2017
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Contact Us
For any questions contact the IAEM Conference Director, Julie Husk at 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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