IAEM-USA Region 4

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IAEM-USA Region 4 President
Chauncia Willis, MPA, MEP, CEM
Emergency Management Coordinator
City of Tampa Office of Emergency Management
Tampa, FL
IAEM-USA Region 4 President Elect
Daniel Hahn, MA, MBA, CEM, FPEM

Plans Chief
Santa Rosa County Emergency Management
Milton, Florida

IAEM-USA Region 4 Secretary-Treasurer
Mark E. Ihrig, JD, CEM, CKEM

Boone County Emergency Management
Burlington, KY

IAEM-USA Region 4 Immediate Past President
Doug Bryson
Emergency Management Coordinator
Spartanburg Co. Emergency Management
Spartanburg, SC

Region 4 includes
: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
State Association Contacts (updated 01 Dec 2015)

Region 4 Documents

Region 4 Member Updates

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2016 Updates

2015 Updates

2014 Updates




Call for Nominations for IAEM-USA Region 4 Officers Election 

(01 June 2018) The call for nominations for IAEM-USA Region 4 President-Elect and Secretary-Treasurer was emailed to all Region 4 members on June 1, 2018. The nominations deadline is 5:00 p.m. Eastern time, July 2, 2018Download the complete Region 4 call for nominations here.

2018 Region 4 Conference

Save the Date for the 2018 IAEM-USA Region 4 Conference
"Setting the Tone for Emergency Management"
Apr. 22-26, 2018 | Embassy Suites Nashville Airport, Nashville, Tennessee
Region 4 event site

  • Online registration is now open for the 2018 Region 4 Conference, which will be held Apr. 22-26, 2018, at the Embassy Suites Nashville Airport in Nashville, Tennessee. Payment is due at the time of registration.
  • The conference schedule will include an offering of the AEM/CEM Prep Course and Exam on Apr. 22, 2018. Online registration for the prep course and exam will be open through Apr. 16, 2018.
  • Rooms are available at the Embassy Suites Nashville Airport Hotel at $161 single/double plus tax. The deadline for the room rate is Mar. 22, 2018, or until the IAEM room block is sold out, whichever occurs first.
  • The exhibitors and sponsors contract is posted on the conference page, and online booking of booth space is now available.
  • Go to the Region 4 event site for complete details!

Region 4 News

National Hurricane Conference, March 2018

Chauncia Willis, CEM, IAEM-USA Region 4 President, at the IAEM Booth, with President and Owner Janette Wallace,
TLW Inc., a woman-owned contracting company.

IAEM-USA Region 4 Webinar (posted 05 Nov 2017)

Visit from Students at Advanced Study of Air Mobility USAF Expeditionary Center, 2017

Visit from the students (15 majors and one colonel) from the Advanced Study of Air
Mobility (ASAM) USAF Expeditionary Center, JB MDL, New Jersey, Oct. 23, 2017.

FEMA and FLASH Bring Ready Business to Tampa Bay, Sept. 28, 2017

Hurricane Irma served as a strong reminder for businesses, communities, places of worship, schools, an

d other organizations to plan for disasters. That is one reason why nearly 60 attendees turned out for the free FEMA Ready Business Hurricane & Inland Flooding Preparedness Workshop on Sept. 28 in Tampa Bay just weeks after Irma.

FLASH Founding and Legacy Partner USAA hosted the event at its new facility along with co-presenting partners from the City of Tampa, FEMA Region IV, Florida DEM, Hillsborough County, ICF International, and Legacy Partner Simpson Strong-Tie. The daylong program featured the new Ready Business Hurricane & Inland Flooding toolkits that focus on staff, space, structure, surroundings, systems, and community service steps for businesses and organizations.

City of Tampa Emergency Manager Chauncia Willis (pictured at right) gave an excellent presentation on local risk and how active engagement with Tampa-area businesses help meet unmet needs for residents when disaster strikes. “Strategic business partnerships are key to our strength,” said Willis.

National Homeland Security Conference in Buffalo, New York 2017

IAEM-USA Region 4 member Necole Holton is pictured with IAEM-USA
President Lanita Lloyd, CEM. at the National Homeland Security Conference,
Buffalo, New York, July 7, 2017

Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida 2017

Region 4 President, Chauncia Willis, with IAEM members Susi Rinaman of the Home Shopping Network and Sandra Tapfumaneyi
of Lee County Emergency Management presented workshop on
the “Mindset of Diversity in Emergency Management”.

IAEM members, Oliver Greene of Tampa Emergency
Management and Calvin Williams of Broward County
Emergency Management staffing the IAEM Region 4 booth
at the GHC 2017. 

IAEM members Oliver Greene of Tampa EM and Necole Holton of Broward County EM with Region 4 President, Chauncia Willis.

Presenters for the workshop on Economic Recovery post-disaster: Beverly Byart (Florida Division of Emergency Management), Susi Rinaman (HSN), Yuri Pacheco (jetBlue Airlines), and IAEM Region 4 President, Chauncia Willis.

IAEM USA Region 4 President, Chauncia Willis, takes a picture with IAEM member, Oliver Greene.

IAEM Region 4 member, Oliver Greene (Tampa Office of Emergency Management) pictured with co-presenters for the Recovery Support Functions workshop at GHC 2017.

Salvation Army Disaster Training Summit in Orlando, Florida, 2017

IAEM-USA President, Lanita Lloyd, CEM, is pictured with
IAEM-USA Region 4 President Chauncia Willis at the IAEM Booth, Salvation Army Disaster Training Summit.

IAEM-USA members Tyra Gore, CEM, and IAEM-USA Region 4
Past President Ron Campbell, CEM, at the Salvation Army
Disaster Training Summit in Orlando, Florida.

Enhancing Provincial Council's Oversight and Advisory Capacity" Program 

Chauncia Willis, Region 4 President, participating in the "Enhancing Provincial Council's Oversight and Advisory Capacity" Program with distinguished visitors from Afghanistan. The meeting focused on emergency management and was organized by the Department of State.

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