IEM Leadership

Jane Cage

Senior Advisor for Homeland Security and Emergency Management

An experienced community leader and entrepreneur, Jane Cage provides practical and extensive recovery experience as Homeland Security and Emergency Management Senior Advisor at IEM. She also currently serves as Principal for Insightfive22, a consulting firm focused on long-term community recovery and resilience. In that role, Cage has co-authored and instructed “The Resilient Community,” a series of workshops to teach resilience practices to non-profit organizations that serve vulnerable populations, helping them prepare for and recover from natural disasters. She is also a facilitator at Ingram Micro, a wholesaler of IT products and services, sharing best practices in business and guiding businesses to improved growth.

Before her role as a consultant, Cage served as Chairman of the Joplin Citizens Advisory Recovery Team, a citizen-led group of over 100 community leaders tasked with developing long-term recovery efforts for Joplin, Missouri, after the 2011 tornado disaster. Acting as a liaison between federal, state, and local government representatives, Cage and her team developed a post-disaster recovery vision that brought national recognition for her work. She has received numbers of honors and awards throughout her career, including:

  • 2012 Rick Rescorla National Award for Resilience (Department of Homeland Security)
  • 2013 Kevin Lavan National Leadership Award (National Weather Association)
  • 2013 Distinguished Alumna Award (Wake Forest University)
  • 2016 Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative – Meta-Leader of the Year Award
  • 2012 Citizen of the Year (City of Joplin)
  • 2012 50 Missourians You Should Know (Ingram’s Magazine)
  • 2011 IT Hall of Fame Inductee (Computing Technology Industry Association [COMPTIA])
  • 2006-2013 Power 100: The Most Powerful Women of The Channel (Computer Reseller News)

In 2016, Cage chaired the Joplin Disaster Recovery Summit, an event attended by over 300 people from 30 states. The previous year, she served as Project Manager for the Missouri Department of Economic Development National Disaster Resilience Competition Grant application. Cage also supported and lent her expertise to the Community Foundation of the Ozarks by developing, facilitating, and leading workshops on emergency preparedness and resilient communities.

Cage received her B.A. in both Economics and Spanish from Wake Forest University. She attended the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University in 2014 and the FEMA Emergency Management Institute in 2016.