Otha (Bud) Proctor , Building Community Resiliency

Bud Proctor is the Founder and CEO of Global Innovations. Mr. Proctor's expertise and passion is deeply rooted in his continued efforts toward advancements in Community Resiliency.

Bud started in 1975 as an Operations Engineer with Schlumberger Well Services (SWS) in Evanston Wyoming. During his employ with SWS Bud graduated from the Schlumberger School of Oil Field Operations and Technologies in Houston Texas. Courses included Emergency Management with specifics to hazardous and radioactive materials handling. In addition Bud was charged with maintaining and the operational safety procedures while using explosives for core gun and seismic testing devices. Bud was trained in rig/platform operations regarding high pressure control systems drilling practices and emergency response to H2S protocols (poison gas wells). Bud worked with Dr. Ralph Swisher at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Awareness and Family Preparedness to perfect a standardization for visual communications in the after math of a disastrous event.

Bud received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems and Business Education from Southern Utah State University in 2006. Over the last 10 years Bud has developed a comprehensive emergency preparedness program that changes forever the meaning of “Emergency Management” known as the Interactive Emergency Preparedness Network or iEPN. From his beginning’s Bud understood that the chief majority of our public-private efforts to inspire or provide messages about emergency preparedness through television, radio, propaganda sheets and mall speeches suggested; that there was a glaring problem between the message and the messenger in building resiliency. Quite pointedly, the problem as Bud says, “rests in the deficiency of opportunity for meaningful interactions; or better stated perhaps, is that there is a complete lack of robust participation between the general public and emergency management efforts.”

The iEPN created by Bud was designed to correct these principle difficulties between the message and the messenger by building an incentivized academic bridge, in short edutainment processes filled with stimulating dialogue between the iEPN academic curriculum's or edutainment processes (educational facts on preparedness) and the participation of the communities we serve (Survivors and their responsibilities). The iEPN as the academic practitioner creates a space that brings these two distinct sector groups together. In the practical sense said groups need each other but have little cause for interaction, and for whatever reason they are complacent or even antagonistic toward many of the practice’ within the Our Team jurisdiction of emergency preparedness.


Kevin Smith

CEM Director of Emergency Disaster Services Salvation Army Florida EDS

Kevin Smith is the General Counsel for iEPN Network.

The iEPN Network over the years has grown from a topic for discussion to an emergency management tool of choice; A tool of engaging and interacting processes that emergency managers claim will do in months what it would take them years to do if ever. The iEPN has become widely-recognized as being the next FaceBook for community resiliency. Kevin plays a significant role in building intellectual properties created by Bud Proctor.

Previously, Kevin has served in emergency management community since 1996. For all but three years of that time Kevin was and still is a key component to the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services Department. Kevin coordinates disaster relief, training volunteers and staff, relationship building of VOADs with emergency management and promoting community preparedness. Kevin’ actual disaster experience includes nearly every major disaster since 1996. He has served in all Functions of ICS, specifically as Area Commander for 2004 Hurricanes in all Salvation Army activities in Florida.

Other highlights in disaster experience include Operations Chief for TSA response to 9-11 in New York City. Director, Emergency Disaster Services Department The Salvation Army October 2008 – Present (7 years 8 months)

• Served as technical advisor to Divisional Commander and the Divisional Finance Board for decisions related to Emergency Management Program of The Salvation Army

• Developed Emergency Management Program promoting coordination of nongovernmental resources as well as leveraging private partnerships and volunteer involvement.

• Initiated external outreach to Private Sector partners for disaster relief:

• Created internal mechanisms using Internet, Social Networking, and Email for recruiting support from volunteers, informing private partners and engaging professional associations

• Chair FLVOAD, Coordinating NGO’s in Disaster Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery

• Developed plans and implemented response strategy to Salvation Army Policy Group for local disaster programs and Incident Management Teams in Response.

• Served as The Salvation Army National representative to NVOAD Public Policy Committee

• Coordinated domestic support on task force sent to Haiti as NGO Liaison Officer-Liaised with UN Cluster Cells, USAID and USFEMA IMAT

• Created effective and efficient protocols for corporate engagement that extends beyond times of disaster into day to day operations of The Salvation Army Mission. National Disaster Specialist

October 2005 – October 2008 (3 years 1 month) Facilitated and maintained corporate working partnerships in Disaster Relief.

• Served as technical advisor to CEO for state and federal government support and involvement in disaster response and recovery.

• Provided technical support for food banks affected by Hurricane Katrina

• Led initiative to gain NIMS Compliance for Network Affiliates by creating and implementing training component, “Incident Command for Non-Governmental Organizations”

• Served as America’s Second Harvest representative for NVOAD Mass Care Committee

• Provided subject matter expertise in development of Inventory Management Software

• Developed and supported personnel deployment tools including National Disaster Identification requirements and training standards


VP Training and Services

Earl Coy NST

Earl as Director of Training and Services is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and execution of our training; with a focus on new education and training programs, continually evaluating effectiveness of the iEPN-Network.

In order for the emergency management community to get the most from Global Innovations programs and products, it is imperative that our training professionals are decidedly proficient in product knowledge. We are a highly skilled team of technical instructors and course developers that create and deliver training to emergency managers and system administrators at the local, state and federal levels of emergency management. We offer a variety of product courses from the most basic to the most challenging, depending on emergency management needs.

Earl Coy is the product training and service expert at Global Innovations. Earl has 28+ years of public service, starting with 4 years in the U.S. Coast guard. After an honorable discharge, he enlisted for and second term in the military with the Nevada Army National guard and completed 4 years of service. In 1995 Earl started his career with the Nevada Law Enforcement and have served with merit in this capacity since. Earl has amassed a wide spectrum of specialized emergency management training as well as the experience of decision-making during the management of NHP emergencies, with a focus on commercial vehicle enforcement, hazardous materials and WMD training.

Given his many years of experience, Earl has served as a Judicial Outreach and Liaison Trooper (JOT) for commercial enforcement. As a JOT Earl interacted with justice court judges helping them to understand Nevada and Federal CMV law. In addition, he instructed private industry by request on matters of State and Federal CMV regulations. Earl spoke publicly at a variety of private industry conferences, seminars, and other government events on CMV compliance topics.

In the field of academia Earl was guest speaker and instructor at the Great Basin Community College on Transportation Technology, criminal investigation, terrorism awareness for Nevada Peace Officers. Emergency response can generally be defined as an action of first engagement that involves tactical planning and practical activities that protect life and property following a catastrophe. Disastrous events are dynamic in nature and require that the emergency responder assess critical situations in mere seconds under stressful and life changing conditions.

During Earl’ career as a first responder it was demanded of him to perform in the most unconscionable circumstances numerous times as an incident commander. Upon arrival at any emergency scene human judgment and decision-making under stress for the first responder is always about that fine line between life and death.

For all the reasons above it is critical to include the concept of perception when discussing stress in relation to performance. Therefore, agencies and organizations should be committed to provide their personnel with continuous training and education.


EVP of Imagination and Design

Todd Seipert MFA

Todd Seipert is a partner at Global Innovations and is Executive Vice President of Imagination with primary responsibility over brand and culture development.

Todd has over 25 years of management and supervisory experience in the graphic design and content development industries’. Todd subsequently created Seipert Inc. a company devoted to graphic design, music and art. He was the former Instructor of Graphic Design and Director of the design program with Eagle Gate College. While there he also taught classes in marketing, business, and strategies for success to help undergraduates accomplish their goals.

The Orchestra of Southern Utah has existed as a part of Southern Utah University (SUU) since its founding in 1897 (then known as the Branch Normal School)., Todd while serving as the Art Director helped fashion the Orchestra to receive national distinction from the National Endowment for the Arts. Todd holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Southern Utah University (SUU).

He has been a member of the American Symphony Orchestra League, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Alpha Chi Honors Society, United Way of Iron County, Cedar City Arts Council, Orchestra of Southern Utah, American Institute of Graphic Artists, Type Director Club- New York, American College of Musicians, and the National Piano Teachers Guild. He was the Founding President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Chapter at SUU, President of SUU Honors Program member of National Collegiate Honors Council, Alpha Chi Member, VP and TR of SUU Art Guild.


EVP Network Operations

Tad Arima MS

Tad has more than 20 years of operational experience and technical expertise and currently manages all aspects of the company’s overall architecture and end-to-end operations infrastructure. Tad graduated from the University of Hawaii at Mona - Honolulu, HI in May 1994. As A Lead Web Developer; Tad started his business in October 2009 known as “Arima Web Solutions” in Las Vegas Nevada. Tad designed and developed his company website, including writing the design document, keeping an issues log, keeping development documentation, designing the database (tables, indexes, constraints, etc.) and writing stored procedures and functions. Tad also created custom server and user controls.

Tad was solely responsible for configuring test and production servers. Technologies/applications used included but not limited to: Windows Server 2008 (IIS 7.0), ASP. NET 4.0 (C#), SQL Server 2008 (T-SQL), Visual Studio 2008, HTML, CSS, JQuery, and Photoshop. From 2005 to 2009 Microsoft Office Specialist-Microsoft Office XP Excel 2002 Expert Tad while under the employ of First Hawaiian Bank, Honolulu, HI administered a team of Web Developers. Tad’s team was responsible for the development and maintenance of the company intranet. They developed major intranet applications complex workflow application, technology inventory, and business impact analysis (for disaster recovery).

Tad analyzed and redesigned databases and applications to avoid duplication of effort between Web Developers in different departments. Tad trained Web Developers and wrote performance appraisals. He also Coordinated with and assisted Systems Department with the upgrade and migration of test and production servers (web and database). Technologies/applications used: ASP.NET 2.0 (VB), SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0, HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Some experience with Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 Instructor 10/2003 – 1/2006 Heald College - Honolulu, HI. Tad Arima taught various courses including Certified Internet Webmaster certification classes (ASP 3.0, Flash, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Dreamweaver, networking essentials), web design, SQL Server 2000, e-commerce concepts, MS Excel 2002 and MS Access 2002.


Consultant - Business Development And Marketing

Mike Bindrup UNLV , Financials

Mike holds a Master’s in Business Administration in Global Management degree from the Thunderbird, School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. With over 18 years of Marketing Communications experience, Bindrup has worked in advertising, publishing, and interactive media.

He was the Managing Partner of a local advertising agency that he founded as a UNLV student. Bindrup currently is a Program Manager for the UNLV Office of Economic Development where he oversees the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC) program. As a Business Development Advisor for the Nevada SBDC, he has counseled over a thousand small business owners on management issues and delivers entrepreneurial training courses to the Southern Nevada business community.

He has also been an Adjunct Faculty member at UNLV, the Art Institute of Las Vegas and Sanford Brown College where he has taught courses in entrepreneurship, marketing, advertising design, and interactive media. Bindrup is a citizen of the world. He has lived and worked in Chile, Mexico, France, and Switzerland.

He spends his spare time in the study of foreign languages, music, and culture. He speaks fluent Spanish and is enjoying learning French and Italian.


EVP of Community Resiliency Programs

Wayne Sallade FPEM, MS

Areas of expertise in Emergency Management & Business Continuity. Providing disaster and continuity of operations and consulting for governmental agencies, corporations and liaison to the 100 Resilient Cities Powered by the Rockefeller Foundation.

Wayne was a 2009 inductee to the Florida Emergency Management Hall of Fame, this native Floridian was born in Jacksonville and is a 26-year veteran and Director of the Charlotte County Office of Emergency Management. He has been in local government for almost 34 years.

•A Charlotte County resident since October of 1964, He is a graduate of Punta Gorda’s historic Charlotte High School (1972).

•Wayne went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Florida State University in Tallahassee (1976).

•His background includes more than 40 years as a radio broadcaster and newspaper columnist. He served for two years as News and Sports Director at WCCF-AM/FM Radio in Punta Gorda and later for eight years as a Deputy Property Appraiser for Charlotte County.

•He became the Director of Emergency Management for Charlotte County in June of 1987. He has served as a vice-president of the Florida Emergency Preparedness Association and was for 12 years the Area 6 Governor.

•For nearly 20 years, he was an integral part of the planning for the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference, serving as Site Selection Committee Chairman.

•In March of 2005 he was honored by the National Hurricane Conference when he received the Distinguished Service Award for the response to 2004’s Hurricane Charley.

•He was recognized as a Florida Professional Emergency Manager in 2002.

•In May of 2012, he received The Public Education Award from the Florida Governor’s Hurricane Conference for his development of the unique evacuation street marker program.

•In March of this year, he received The Public Awareness in Hurricanes Award from the National Hurricane Conference for that same unique program.

•He is a resident of Rotonda West, where he lives with his wife Vicki. He has five children, ages eleven to twenty-nine.


EVP of Academic Development and Grant Acquisitions

Dr. Christine Gibbs Springer

Dr. Christine Springer's areas of Expertise include Crisis and Emergency Management Emergency management, nonprofit management, organization theory, intergovernmental relations, program implementation, and ethics.

Dr. Springer was appointed on September 1 of 2006 to be Director of the Executive Master’s Degree in Emergency and Crisis Management at UNLV which was created by the Board of Regents in 2003. She is currently a Professor of Public Administration and Director of the ECEM Degree Program.

•CEO of Red Tape Limited, a consulting firm established in 1994.

•Since 2006, she has overseen the restructuring of the academic program which is the only full executive masters in the country on crisis and emergency management. Five hundred and seventy-five students have graduated as of July, 2014.

•Served on Congressional Panels developing performance metrics for DHS/ FEMA grants and a FEMA panel to develop core competencies for college curriculum and degree programs and on the Congressional Panel evaluating FEMA Post-Katrina (2009) and this year evaluating FEMA’s flood mapping coordination with other federal, state and local agencies.

•Serves on the Nevada Citizen Corps, The Nevada Community Organizations Active in Disasters, The Southern Nevada Medical Reserve Corps, The World Affairs Board of Directors as well as the National Academy of Public Administration’s Board of Directors.

•Member of InfraGard, The FBI Citizens Academy, The National Preparedness Coalition and the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security.

•She received her undergraduate degree in English at the University of Arizona, her MPA degree at Arizona State University and her Ph.D. from Indiana University.


Emergency Management Consultant

Shane Stovall CEM

As Director of Emergency Management for Western Carolina University Stephen “Shane” Stovall, a Certified Emergency Manager with nearly 21 years of experience leading private and public sector emergency management and disaster recovery efforts, Shane is the chief counsel for Global Innovations regarding emergency management programs.

Stovall, who most recently was coordinator of emergency management programs for the True North Emergency Management firm in Fort Worth, Texas, has served as director of emergency management for the city of Plano in Texas and emergency management coordinator and emergency planner for Charlotte County in Florida. His appointment, which follows a national search conducted by a campus committee, is effective Aug. 10 2015.

“In today’s climate, the safety of all members of our university community – students, faculty, staff, visitors and neighbors in surrounding communities – is paramount. Shane has the skill set and experience necessary to build upon the solid emergency management foundation currently in place at WCU and to identify the new tools, systems and processes needed to ensure that the Western University campus is as prepared as it can possibly be for an emergency or disaster.” Stovall earned his Bachelor’s degree in emergency administration and planning from the University of North Texas.

He has professional certifications from the International Association of Emergency Managers and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including National Incident Management System training. He has extensive disaster planning and recovery experience, including projects related to Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey; hurricanes Charley and Georges in Florida; and an outbreak of wildfires in Florida.

Stovall is responsible for the development of personnel, plans, processes and systems to provide for the safety, protection and preparedness of people and property at WCU, including the main campus in Cullowhee, instructional sites in Cherokee and at Biltmore Park in Asheville, and at Highlands Biological Station. Stovall is in charge of developing and coordinating university-wide emergency preparedness and continuity of operations plans.

Stovall oversees the university’s Emergency Communications Center, which receives and processes more than 20,000 calls for service annually, and manage WCU Alerts, a system that allows students, faculty, staff and parents to receive messages in case of emergency via email, cell phone or home phone. Shane works closely with emergency management around the country and response personnel in Jackson County and across Western North Carolina to maintain strong working relationships, including regular drills and exercises.

“Emergency management on a university campus is different from emergency management at the state and local level, and Global Innovations is excited at the opportunity to work with Stovall to maintain a high quality emergency management program for Western University.


Consultant for Disaster Mitigation

Irene Navis

Irene Navis, as the Assistant Director for Clark County Emergency Services and Homeland Security has the responsibilities of Planning Coordinator / Assistant Emergency Manager Las Vegas, and Nevada Government Administrative duties.

After 25 years in the Department of Comprehensive Planning with Clark County, Irene moved nearly 4 years ago to the Clark County Fire Department’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. In her capacity there, Irene’ responsibilities touched on all aspects of the Emergency Management Cycle, including Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.

Irene’ has always maintained a tremendous level of gratitude for the opportunity to use her skills in planning, outreach, grant writing, and government relations for the benefit of the citizens of, and visitors to, Clark County.

Plans & Operations Coordinator / Clark County Fire Department October 2012 – Present (3 years 10 months) Las Vegas, NV Irene was responsible for plan development and updates, public outreach, grant and project management, homeland security initiatives related to cyber security and critical infrastructure protection, and many other fulfilling projects.

Irene has always exemplified expertise in matters of emergency planning, hazardous materials and biohazards, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection, and federal grant processes. Planning Manager / Clark County July 2001 – October 2012 (11 years 4 months) Irene managed Clark County’s Nuclear Waste Oversight Program, for over 11 years. The program has been focused on studying and overseeing the Department of Energy’s Yucca Mountain Project for nearly 30 years.

The Yucca Mountain Project proposes to store 70,000 metric tons of high-level radioactive waste and spent nuclear fuel in a geologic (underground) facility in Nye County, Nevada, about 90 miles from Las Vegas. Emergency Manager / Clark County Nevada July 2010 – July 2012 (2 years 1 month) Clark County, NV While still overseeing the Nuclear Waste Team in Comprehensive Planning, Irene was recently assigned to perform the functions of Clark County Emergency Manager. Irene stated that “It’s a huge honor, and I look forward to this new challenge of improving stakeholder relations at the federal, state, local, and tribal level and to inform and engage the public regarding the role of emergency management in Clark County”.


1. Influencing community mindsets: the role of outreach programs in achieving urban sustainability, WIT Press / July 5, 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada, is an emerging leader in urban sustainability. A large component of bringing change at a metropolitan scale comes from targeting behavioral changes through community education. This paper presents two such initiatives for mass outreach being employed in the Las Vegas valley.

2. Impact Assessment and Public Outreach Strategies of Local Governments September 14, 2005 In 1987, Clark County was designated by the United States Congress and the U.S. Department of Energy as an “affected unit of local government” under the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, as amended. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act was designed to establish a location for a geologic high-level nuclear waste repository.