Carrie Speranza

Carrie Speranza, CEM is the Director of Emergency Management Solutions at Esri, where she is responsible for cross-cutting industry-wide strategic initiatives, and serves as Esri’s subject matter expert in emergency management. Previously, Carrie worked at the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency where she served as Deputy Director. She has been a deputy agency administrator and executive command staff member for two Presidential Inaugurations, two dozen National Special Security Events, four-seasons of severe weather emergencies, multiple active shooter incidents, a World Series, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and COVID-19. Carrie was also the senior executive overseeing the District’s Emergency Operations Center during the United States Capitol Attack on January 6, 2021. Carrie has held numerous leadership positions in state and international professional associations. Currently, she is on the Executive Leadership Team of the FEMA National Advisory Council, where she has served as an Administrator’s Appointee since 2019. Additionally, she is the IAEM 2nd Vice President-Elect, and will serve as IAEM President from 2024-2025. Carrie is a graduate of the National Emergency Management Executive Academy, and in 2021, was selected for IAEM-USA Region 3’s Top 40 Under 40. Carrie received a BS in Environmental Science from Oregon State University, and a MS in Engineering Management from The George Washington University.

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