Chief Administrative Officer
Brad Tiffee serves as IEM’s Chief Administrative Offer, overseeing human resources, training, development, benefits, compensation, talent acquisition, information technology, cybersecurity, contracting, compliance, legal, governmental affairs, logistics, facilities, security, health, safety, and technical communications functions. He identifies and resolves issues related to corporate policy, processes, and procedures and is responsible for IEM’s corporate infrastructure, policies, security, and risk management. He establishes and maintains organizational standards for business operations to ensure IEM provides service excellence to clients and stakeholders.
Before assuming the role of Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Tiffee served in a variety of roles at IEM for over 20 years, including Director of Operations and Program Manager, where he oversaw all aspects of integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communication, risk, procurement, financial, and stakeholder management for preparedness programs at IEM. His extensive experience includes program management, disaster preparedness, disaster response, quantitative methods, and process development. He was also responsible for developing public and private sector business opportunities and supporting IEM teams as a subject matter expert.
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, infrastructure, and disadvantaged business utilization.
Mr. Tiffee managed initiatives to implement 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 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. He managed IEM’s development of a response and recovery timeline and 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, Industrial Security Professional, Six Sigma Green Belt, Senior Professional in Human Resources, SHRM Senior Certified Professional, and 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. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Louisiana State University.