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  • Summary
    Emergency Management Executive with fifteen years of experience in emergency management and homeland security policy, research, and operations at the local, state, and federal levels. Keen knowledge of intergovernmental affairs and government relations related to preparedness, response, and recovery programs.

    Skilled presenter, facilitator, and communicator. Extensive track record of conference and classroom presentations at major Universities, state conferences, think tanks, and federal agencies.
  • Highlights
    - 15 years of experience at the local, state, and federal government levels
    - Certified Emergency Manager (IAEM)
    - Master Exercise Practitioner (FEMA)
    - Professional Continuity Practitioner (FEMA)
    - Incident Command System Instructor (Virginia and California)
    - Adjunct Faculty and Advisory Board Member, UCLA Extension Homeland Security and Emergency Management Program
    - Route Fifty: “Next Generation” Navigator Award Finalist, 2018
    - Virginia Association of Counties: Achievement Award, 2016 & 2018
    - Arlington County Commission on the Status of Women: Women of Vision Award, 2018
    - Virginia Emergency Management Association: Emergency Management Professional of the Year, 2018
    - American Association of University Women: Community Action Grant Recipient, 2018
    - International Women in Emergency Management (INWEM): Hall of Fame Inductee, 2017
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Event TitleEvent DateLocation
FEMA National Emergency Management Executive AcademyAugust 18, 2021Emmitsburg, MD
The Georgetown University Law CenterOctober 15, 2020Washington, DC
The George Mason University Schar School of Policy and GovernmentApril 04, 2019Arlington, VA
Maryland Homeland Security and Emergency Management SymposiumJune 01, 2018Ocean City, MD
International Association of Emergency Managers Annual ConferenceNovember 10, 2017Long Beach, CA
Virginia Emergency Management SymposiumMarch 23, 2017Williamsburg, VA
The Brookings InstitutionJune 10, 2016Washington, DC
The George Washington UniversityOctober 23, 2020Washington, DC
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)November 17, 2021Los Angeles, CA
Association of State and Tribal Health Officials Annual Directors of Public Health Preparedness MeetingOctober 29, 2019St. Paul, MN

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Session or Topic : Building Community Capacity for Risk

Jon Shear Jon S.
Session or Topic : Building Community Capacity for Risk
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Event Name
E0686: Creating the Emergency Management Stakeholder Community
Event Location
FEMA Emergency Management Institute
Event Date
September 25, 2019
Preparation and Content
Lauren was extremely well prepared. She drew on her background and experience in the emergency management field for this presentation for an executive group of emergency managers. She provided a lot of detailed information such as noting that by 2050 disasters will cost the nation $23B.

Presentation and Delivery
Her presentation covered four main topic areas: 1. Academic Primer: Complexity and the Need for Networks, 2. Interpersonal Skills: Network and Partnership Building, 3. Organizational Skill: Robust Risk Cultures and 4. Organizational Assessment: Risk Maturity. She used fantastic visuals that really highlighted her points and didn't just involve a wall of text. Her key points included the fact that without management of disasters there is chaos and how connected organizations outperform stovepiped organizations.
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Highly recommend Lauren as a speaker

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