El Nuevo Día, September 24, 2023 – Specifically, Executive Director C.P. Smith Quiles explained that in the coming months, the entity will prepare 17 operational manuals that address the different areas covered by the operation of cooperatives in the electricity sector.
Bloomberg Law, September 21, 2023 – “Every government facility is serving a certain function, so if you have that function disrupted, it can have an effect on the overall mission that is supported by that entity,” said Madhu Beriwal, president and CEO of IEM, an emergency management company that contracts with agencies like the departments of Defense and Homeland Security.
Politico, August 30, 2023 – Florida GOP governor and presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis built his national reputation on fighting culture war issues. But in one of the most important moments of his campaign, he instead must embrace bipartisanship and civility to stand out as a leader.
CBS News, August 21, 2023 – Former FEMA official Elizabeth Zimmerman said that if money runs low, FEMA will spend its remaining funds on the most urgent and time-sensitive needs. Zimmerman told CBS News that “recovery projects from recently-declared disasters, such as Vermont’s severe storms, could be put on hold until supplemental funds are made available.”
Politico, August 22, 2023 – For elected leaders, storm efforts can help demonstrate “humanity and compassion,” Bryan Koon, the Florida Division of Emergency Management director under GOP Gov. Rick Scott, said in an interview.
Innovative Emergency Management Inc. (IEM), the largest woman- and minority-owned disaster recovery and emergency management company in the world, was awarded a contract by Puerto Rico’s Public Private Partnerships Authority (P3) to assist with efforts focused on hazard mitigation.
Nashville Post, August 7, 2023 – The After-Action Report and Improvement Plan, published June 30, is a result of a year-long study commissioned by Metro Nashville. The report was produced by Innovative Emergency Management Inc., a North Carolina disaster management company.
Houston Daily Report – Morrisville, N.C.-based crisis management firm IEM donated approximately $90,000 worth of medical supplies to Houston’s Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH), according to a Friday Cision PR Newswire report.
Bloomberg, July 31, 2023 – Emergency managers are acutely aware of the threat. “Electricity is really the cornerstone of disaster recovery,” said Bryan Koon, vice president of homeland security and emergency management at IEM, a disaster management consulting firm. “When you don’t have it, everything is hard. When you have it, everything becomes a little bit easier.”
CHATTOOGA COUNTY, Ga. — Gary McConnell, former Chattooga County Sheriff and former director of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, passed away Monday, the sheriff’s office says.