Highly professional, results-driven public safety leader with 40+ years of experience in the administration and operation of professional Fire, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical and emergency management service provider organizations, including private sector organizations.
Proven ability to manage diverse teams of multiple disciplines in austere environments, including the Florida response in support of the State of Mississippi following the impact of Hurricane Katrina. This was the largest development of multi-disciplinary resources from a single mutual aid request in history. Managed response activities for over 20 major disaster activations, as well as dozens of other activations including hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, floods and hazardous materials incidents.
Designed, managed, and conducted HSEEP compliant exercises, involving executive level local, state, and federal participants; served as designer, facilitator, and evaluator in several other emergency management exercises.
Provided Expert Strategic Advice as Subject Matter Expert on Emergency Preparedness and Response using 40+ years’ leadership experience in public safety, emergency management, and response to coordinate catastrophic incident planning initiatives across all levels of government, including local, state, tribal, and federal agencies including non-governmental organizations representing search and rescue, hazardous materials response, fire service, disaster housing, law enforcement, and public information professionals.