Bryan Koon is the former Director at the Florida Division of Emergency Management and serves as IEM’s Vice President of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Koon currently serves as the Chair of the Multi-hazard Mitigation Council (MMC), an independent, non-governmental entity of leading experts in mitigation that helps inform policy and advocates for smart mitigation practices nationwide. Koon has spent his career focused on improving emergency response operations and engaging communities in becoming better prepared for emergencies and disasters. Koon joins IEM with a well-rounded background of military, consultant, corporate business, and public sector experience. Koon was appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott in 2011 to be the state’s Director of Emergency Management. In this position, Koon managed the division’s responsibilities in planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural and human-caused disasters.