Sunday Federal Updates Series

Get the latest Federal Updates in a series of four presentations on Sunday, November 5th during the Annual Conference. 

12:15pm – 1:00pm

Leveraging Partnerships: Lessons Learned from FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

Gerilee Bennett, MA, Deputy Director, Hazard Mitigation Assistance, FEMA, Mitigation Directorate

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Leveraging the FEMA National Exercise Program’s Climate Adaptation Exercise Series to Meet the Challenge of Climate Change in Your Community

LaShawn Lenore, CEM, Director, National Exercise Division, FEMA

2:15pm – 3:00pm

Evidence-Building in Emergency Management: Expanding Efforts to Measure the Effectiveness of Preparedness Investments

Sharon Kushnir, MA, Branch Chief, National Preparedness Assessment Division, FEMA 

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Reimagining a Resilient-Centric Recovery with the Help of SBA

Francisco Sanchez, Jr., Associate Administrator, Office of Disaster Assistance, U.S. Small Business Administration and Lori Rowen, Public Affairs Specialist, , Office of Disaster Assistance, Preparedness, Communication, and Coordination, U.S. Small Business Administration

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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