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IEM Celebrates 30th Anniversary — Congressman David Price and NC Commerce Secretary John Skvarla Among Speakers

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, August 25, 2015 – IEM, a global security consulting firm dedicated to building a safe, secure, and resilient world, celebrated its 30th anniversary on August 24, 2015 at 5:00 pm at the Research Triangle Park Headquarters. IEM is the largest woman-owned homeland security and disaster management company in the U.S., and is headquartered in the Research Triangle.

Speakers at the event included Congressman David Price; NC Commerce Secretary John Skvarla; Bob Geolas, President and CEO of Research Triangle Park; Mike Sprayberry, Director of NC Emergency Management; Casey Steinbacher, President and CEO of the Durham Chamber of Commerce; Duane Legan, Vice President of the Raleigh Durham Airport Authority; and Mike Holder, Chief Engineer at NC Department of Transportation. IEM also screened a personally recorded video from Governor Pat McCrory.

In attendance at the event were IEM customers, partners, supporters, and employees from the North Carolina area.

“I am proud of what IEM has accomplished in collaboration with our customers and partners over the last 30 years. Together, we are building meaningful solutions to real-world problems,” said CEO Madhu Beriwal.

For three decades, public and private organizations charged with ensuring safety, security, and resiliency have relied on IEM to help them accomplish their goals. IEM customers include federal agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). IEM’s signature projects include accurately predicting the consequences of Hurricane Katrina, which occurred 10 years ago this week; successfully managing the State of New York’s post-Sandy disaster housing program; serving as the single contractor ensuring preparedness for chemical weapons emergencies at U.S. stockpile sites since 1993; developing bioterrorism consequence models  that are guiding development of national response policies; and developing an open-source web-based emergency management and response system that is saving the U.S. Army millions of dollars in annual software licensing fees. IEM has served key roles in preparedness, response, and recovery for major disaster events, including 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and SuperStorm Sandy.

In North Carolina, IEM has provided professional consulting services to the North Carolina Department of Transportation; the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management; the Wake County Department of Fire and Emergency Services; and the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

IEM will hold another anniversary celebration in Washington, DC, on September 10.

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