Cox elected chairman of IAEM

Rick Cox, senior planner of IEM Inc., has been elected global board chairman of the International Association of Emergency Managers.

“I look forward to continuing to serve on the IAEM-Global Board,” said Cox, who served as IAEM’s global business director in 2008-09.

He pledged to work with the councils of IAEM to advance the association’s outreach and networking around the world. The International Association of Emergency Managers is governed by an international board of directors that includes representatives from each of the seven IAEM councils: IAEM-Asia, IAEM-

Canada, IAEM-Europa, IAEM-International, IAEM-Oceania, IAEM-Students and IAEM-USA.

Cox has been a certified emergency manager since 1995. He has worked as a senior planner with IEM Inc., since July 2008. He retired in July 2008 after 22 years with the commonwealth of Kentucky as an area manager for the Division of Emergency Management.

IAEM-USA is the United States’ largest association of emergency management professionals, with more than 4,500 members, including emergency managers at the state and local government levels, tribal nations, the military, colleges and universities, private business and the nonprofit sector. Most of IAEM-USA’s members are city and county emergency managers, who coordinate and integrate efforts at the local level to prepare for, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all types of disasters including terrorist attacks.