State Emergency Management Directors Who Have Served as NEMA President

Every year a State Director from one of the state emergency management agencies volunteers to serve as the NEMA President. The nominees are voted on by the NEMA Membership. The NEMA President is responsible for the strategic implementation and continual improvement. 

2019-2021

Sima Merick, Ohio
Cleveland, Ohio

2019-2021

2018-2019

Brad Richy, Idaho
Idaho Coeur d'Alene, ID

2017-2018

Mike Sprayberry, North Carolina
Savannah, GA

 

 

 

2017-2018

2016-2017

Wendy Smith-Reeve, Arizona
Scottsdale, AZ

2016-2017 NEMA President

 

 

 

2014-2016

Bryan Koon, Florida
Miami, FL

 

 

 

2014-2016

2013-2014

Charley English, Georgia
Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

2012-2013

John Madden, Alaska
Anchorage, AK

 

 

 

2012-2013

2011-2012

Jim Mullen, Washington
Seattle, WA

 

 

 

2010-2011

Dave Miller, Iowa
Austin, TX

 

 

 

2010-2011

2009-2010

Dave Maxwell, Arkansas
Little Rock, AR

 

 

 

2008-2009

Nancy Dragani, Ohio
Columbus, OH

 

 

 

2008-2009

2007-2008

Ken Murphy, Oregon
Portland, OR

 

 

 

2006-2007

Albert Ashwood, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City, OK

2006-2007

2005-2006

Bruce Baughman, Alabama
Orange Beach, AL

 

 

 

2004-2005

David Liebersbach, Alaska
Anchorage, AK

 

 

 

2004-2005

2003-2004

Edward Jacoby, New York
New York, NY

 

 

 

2002-2003

Glen Woodbury, Washington
Seattle, WA

 

 

 

2002-2003

2001-2002

Eric Tolbert, North Carolina
Asheville, NC

 

 

 

2000-2001

Jim Greene, Montana
Big Sky, MT

 

 

 

2000-2001

1999-2000

Joe Myers, Florida
Palm Beach, FL

 

 

 

1998-1999

Ellen Gordon, Iowa
Des Moines, IA

 

 

 

1998-1999

1997-1998

Stan McKinney, South Carolina
Charleston, SC

 

 

 

1996-1997

David Rodham, Massachusetts
Boston, MA

 

 

 

1996-1997

1995-1996

Richard Andrews, California
San Diego, CA

 

 

 

1994-1995

R. Keith Lough, New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

 

 

 

1994-1995

1993-1994

David McMillion, Maryland
Baltimore, MD

 

 

 

1992-1993

Roy C. Price, Sr., Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

 

 

 

1992-1993

1990-1991

Mike Malloy, Kentucky
Lexington, KY

 

 

 

1991-1992

Dale W. Shipley, Ohio
Columbus, OH

 

 

 

1991-1992

1989-1990

R.D. Ross, Missouri
St Louis, MO

 

 

 

1988-1989

Joe Myers, North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC

 

 

 

1988-1989

1987-1988

Billy Joe Clack, Georgia
Kansas City, MO

1986-1987

James Maher, Mississippi
Jackson, MS

 

 

 

1986-1987

1985-1986

Don DeVito, New York
Albany, NY

 

 

 

1983-1984

Pat Byrne, Colorado
Denver, CO

1983-1984

1982-1983

Erie Jones, Illinois
Springfield, IL

1984-1985

Lacy Suiter, Tennessee
Nashville, TN

 

 

 

1984-1985

1981-1982

Charles Ott, Arizona
New Orleans, LA

1979-1980

Alex Cunningham, California
Kalispell, MT

1979-1980

1980-1981

Wilbur Buntin, Kentucky
Nashville, TN