IEM Recognized as NEMA’s Longest-Standing Partner during Mid-Year Forum

National Emergency Management Association Recognizes IEM Partnership During 50th Anniversary Celebration

April 19, 2024, Morrisville, NC – IEM International, Inc., the largest woman-owned emergency management and disaster recovery consulting firm of its kind, was honored to be recognized by the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) as its longest-standing private sector partner.

NEMA celebrated its 50th anniversary at their annual Mid-Year Forum in Washington, D.C. The organization recognized five decades of influential advocacy and milestones helping to shape emergency management as we know it today. During the celebration, NEMA recognized IEM for its commitment as a private sector partner, marking nearly four decades of collaboration. For 36 of its 39 years in operation, IEM has supported NEMA’s mission, initiatives, and purpose.

“Since joining the industry, IEM has remained proud to be closely aligned with NEMA,” stated Madhu Beriwal, IEM Founder and Chairwoman. “Throughout the past 36 years, our partnership has enabled us to actively collaborate on promoting nationwide mitigation and resilience initiatives. We are honored to receive this recognition and look forward to continuing our collaborations for years to come.”


IEM consistently maintains a strong presence at NEMA, regularly participating in the organization’s events, committee work, and webinars. We’re proud to support key legislative initiatives that leverage the association and its members’ voices for meaningful change in disaster response, recovery, and resilience.

“This recognition from NEMA is a testament to our long-standing commitment to the emergency management community throughout our nearly four decades of service,” stated Bryan Koon, IEM President and CEO. “As an industry leader, IEM is honored to continue supporting NEMA to advance disaster management initiatives across the nation.”

Koon previously served in various positions within NEMA. As a former NEMA President, serving from 2014 to 2016, Koon represented the organization on Capitol Hill, helping emphasize the importance of investing in resilience and mitigation due to rising disaster frequency and costs. In his previous roles, Koon supported federal investment in risk reduction and advocated for private sector involvement in emergency management.

IEM commits to building a safe, secure, and resilient world together with our partners. Accordingly, we strive to foster close relationships with emergency management and disaster recovery organizations, agencies, and communities nationwide. We are proud to continue cultivating these connections to ensure a stronger and more resilient future.