Rick Wimberly
Rick WimberlyPresident
Galain’s President Rick Wimberly has established himself as a successful professional and subject matter expert, particularly in the areas of public safety, emergency notification, homeland security, communications and government information technology.  Notification solutions Wimberly introduced to the Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Centers for Disease Control, and the FBI have become agency standards.  He serves as lead for Galain’s engagement with FEMA’s IPAWS, the nation’s most aggressive alerting initiative.

Wimberly is a featured blogger and frequent subject matter expert for Emergency Management magazine on the topic of alert and warning systems best practices. He is a Senior Fellow for the Center for Digital Government and holds several leadership positions in an organization that provides creative problem-solving training throughout the world.  Wimberly has assembled an exemplary team of notification and alerting professionals, deeply experienced and accomplished in matters related to notification.

Maria Greene
Maria GreeneSenior Consultant

Greene has more than 25 years of experience in dealing with challenges associated with the aging population.  Previously, Greene served as Acting Commissioner, Georgia Department of Human Resources, and Acting Deputy Commissioner, Georgia Department of Human Resources where she was responsible for approximately twenty-two thousand employees and budgets of over two billion dollars.  She also served as the Executive Director for the Georgia Council on Aging.   She was a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging in 2005.

Greene holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Management from Georgia State University, a Gerontology Graduate Certificate from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Valdosta State University.

Lori Krzan
Lori KrzanSenior Consultant

Krzan is an expert in emergency notification technology and deployments.  She has been involved in some of the most demanding notification deployments in the nation and has supported a number of transportation organizations, including Amtrak, on their notification initiatives.  She spent  twelve years in the notification industry as a Senior Project Manager for field services, and five previous years in operations that included extensive employee training responsibilities.   Krzan has provided notification advanced training and best practices guidance at numerous events.

Additional experience includes working with emergency management users to properly design systems for maximum effectiveness in notification; developing user guides, quick start guides, best practices, and FAQs. Krzan has worked with users from the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives, FEMA, HQ of the Department of Homeland Security, throughout the Department of Defense, and a number of transportation organizations.

Shannon Myers
Shannon MyersConsultant

Shannon Myers has more than fifteen years experience in creative direction, administration and operations.  Over the last 4 years Myers has worked on several large alert, warning and mass notification engagements as part of the Galain team involved in the FEMA IPAWS project, campus safety and higher education alerting initiatives, and corporate mass notification deployments.  In addition, he supports Galain’s Stakeholder Outreach, marketing, and social media engagement initiatives.

Previously, Myers served as Creative Chief for a boutique music publishing, production and management company.  Myers was responsible for overseeing the creation and licensing of original intellectual property, and the operation and administration of a 3000+ song catalog, independent record label, and artist tours.  Myers has planned and managed tours for several successful music acts.  He also served as Lead Event Manager for a professional events management firm, with responsibilities including planning, set-up, and production of large-scale, branded corporate events around the country in the 500 to 5,000 person attendee range.  He holds a Business degree from Belmont University in Nashville.

 

Cate Hartzell
Cate HartzellConsultant

Cate Hartzell has 16 years of experience in finding the best way to present information to varied audiences. Whether in front of an audience herself, or behind the scenes, Hartzell has always enjoyed the challenging process of making complicated material accessible to any audience.

Over the last 6 years, repeat clients have sharpened Hartzell’s focus to areas of public safety information and technology. In 2010, Hartzell joined the Galain team to assist with the preparation of a public safety communication proposal for the City of Boston. Since that time, Hartzell has continued to provide valuable written and editorial support for a variety of Galain projects, from blog posts to complex federal presentations and informational documents.

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