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Former FEMA External Affairs Deputy Director, Stephanie Tennyson, Joins IEM As Chief Communications Director
RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, September 24, 2019 – IEM announced the addition of Stephanie Tennyson as Chief Communications Director. In this capacity, she will provide strategic direction and oversight for the company’s external and internal communications.
YAHOO FINANCE – Quanta Services (PWR) is set to deliver long-term social and economic benefits to the people of Puerto Rico.
THE BOND BUYER – LUMA says its priority will be to improve the reliability and resilience of electricity on the island.
CARIBBEAN BUSINESS – Fiscal board approves concession contract it calls a ‘critical step towards the transformation of Puerto Rico’s energy system’
Read the interview with IEM’s Vice President, Wayne Thomas, on “bring[ing] together the various assets and capabilities that are found in different parts of government, and private sector, to make them work together to meet the needs of a crisis or a disaster.” Read more.
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the economies of states and localities across the country and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is urging officials to use Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding to support their response efforts.
The threat of an invisible enemy such as the Coronavirus can generate feelings of uncertainty and isolation that manifest into anxiety and depression. Throughout this crisis it is important that individuals focus on their mental health as well as their physical health.
Social distancing is essential to prevent community transmission of coronavirus. Unlike self-quarantine or isolation, social distancing places no locational constraints and instead focuses on behavioral practices to decrease the risk of exposure.
Before the onset of the 2004 hurricane season, IEM, with a team of three subcontractors, was awarded a FEMA contract to support catastrophic planning for Southeast Louisiana. The goal of the project was to develop a functional, scenario-based exercise that would drive the writing of Incident Action Plans for catastrophic hurricane response and build the […]
Mississippi’s Post-Katrina CDBG Housing Recovery Program IEM staff implemented Mississippi’s post-Katrina CDBG Housing Recovery Program—lauded by HUD as a success and best practices model Returned 48,000 Mississippi familes to permanent housing Distributed $4.6 billion in grant assistance, with $2 billion distributed to homeowners one full year ahead of projections Completed the program with an error […]
IEM served as Program Manager for New York State’s $1.2 billion CDBG–DR Housing recovery program to repair, rebuild and elevate homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy and Tropical Storms Irene and Lee. Despite taking over the program from a previous contractor and having to repair many applicant files, IEM achieved on overall 98.7 accuracy rate in […]