Kay Goss, CEM®

President, World Disaster Management, LLC

Kay Goss has been President of World Disaster Management, LLC since 2012. She has a long history of government service, education and accreditation. Kay currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Council on Accreditation of Emergency Management Education, and is a Senior Fellow for the National Academy of Public Administration, specializing in emergency management and intergovernmental relations. She is an educator, author of five books and hundreds of articles, historian, public servant, and emergency management official. As Graduate Faculty in the Master’s Program in Emergency and Crisis Management at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and Public Administration Program in Emergency Management and Homeland Security at Metropolitan College of New York, Kay also continues her work as a columnist for the Domestic Preparedness Journal and a member of the Editorial Board of Review for the Journal of Emergency Management. Among her honors are the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wilbur D. Mills Treatment Center for Alcoholism, inclusion in the International Network of Women in Emergency Management Hall of Fame and election to the Chair of the Training and Education Committee for the International Association of Emergency Managers. The Kay Goss Award for Innovation and Technology is presented every year at the Annual FEMA Higher Education Conference at the Emergency Management Institute, Emmitsburg, MD, sponsored by Arkansas Tech University.

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