Who We Are
Director of Operations and Corporate Security Officer
As the Director of Operations and Corporate Security Officer for IEM, Brad Tiffee oversees IEM’s corporate information technology, contracting, compliance, legal, governmental affairs, logistics, and security business functions. Mr. Tiffee identifies and resolves issues related to corporate policy, processes, and procedures and is responsible for IEM’s corporate infrastructure, policies, security, negotiations, risk management, and coordination with legal counsel. He establishes and maintains organizational standards for operations to ensure that IEM provides service excellence to both internal and external customers and stakeholders. His wide range of experience also includes program and project management; emergency planning; continuity planning; catastrophic disaster planning and response; exercise coordination and evaluation; quantitative emergency management; process development and improvement; and statistics.
Mr. Tiffee served as Business Management Office Director for IEM’s program management support to the Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program, a $1.3 billion disaster recovery program disbursing Federal funds to disaster-affected homeowners. In this role, he oversaw facility operations, contracting, human resources, information systems and infrastructure, and disadvantaged business utilization.
Mr. Tiffee formerly oversaw all aspects of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, procurement, financial, and stakeholder management for preparedness programs at IEM. He was also responsible for the development of public and private sector business opportunities, as well as supporting IEM teams as a subject matter expert.
Mr. Tiffee managed initiatives related to implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 8, including the National Preparedness Goal, the National Preparedness System, the National Planning System, the National Planning Frameworks, and the Federal Interagency Operational Plans. He also managed IEM’s development of preparedness guidance for state, territorial, tribal, local, and special jurisdictions (including Comprehensive Preparedness Guides) and support to the Universal Adversary Program, which helped build capabilities across prevention, protection, response, and recovery mission areas to counter the terrorist threat.
Mr. Tiffee led a series of exercises and workshops to develop a response and recovery plan for a catastrophic hurricane affecting Louisiana. He supervised an IEM team that performed consequence analyses, developed scenarios, facilitated workshop sessions, and documented workshop activity. Following Hurricane Katrina, he supported disaster response efforts at the Louisiana State Emergency Operations Center and managed IEM’s development of a response and recovery timeline as well as a comprehensive consequence comparison between Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Pam, the scenario used to develop the Southeast Louisiana Catastrophic Hurricane Plan.
Mr. Tiffee is a certified Project Management Professional, a certified Industrial Security Professional, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Notary Public. He has been an invited speaker at several conferences, including the National Hurricane Conference, the Military Operations Research Society Symposium, the International Symposium on Agroterrorism, the Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Association Workshop, and the Annual Society for Risk Analysis Meeting. Tiffee received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Louisiana State University.