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David Maxwell with wife Lauren and Arkansas staff Sheila Annable and Tina Owens

The National Emergency Management Association has presented the 2015 Lacy E. Suiter Distinguished Service Award to David Maxwell, Director and Homeland Security Advisor for the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.  The honor was given to Maxwell on September 30, 2015 during the association’s Annual Emergency Management Policy and Leadership Forum held in Miami, Fl.  The award is presented annually by NEMA to an individual that has made cumulative outstanding contributions to the field of emergency management.  

Maxwell began his career in 1978 as a temporary employee at the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management and eventually rose to the level of director. Today he’s the longest tenured director in the history of ADEM and has served under three governors.  Over his 37 year career in emergency management, Maxwell has witnessed and contributed to the evolution of the profession having dealt with issues resulting from the nation’s largest disasters including Hurricane Katrina and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.   He’s been a leading voice in the national dialogue and has testified before Congress on a number of emergency management related issues. 

David Maxwell is a past president of NEMA and currently chairs the Emergency Management Assistance Compact Committee and the Past President’s Committee. He also sits on the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisory Council under the National Governors’ Association and chairs their Catastrophic Disaster Preparedness Committee.  

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