David A. Gingras Participant Profile Dave Gingras has over thirty years of experience in emergency management and risk management, including direct experience in flood insurance from underwriting to claims administration. He has twenty five years of fire service experience with Fair Haven No. 1 in New Jersey and Middletown Fire Department in Pennsylvania. His diverse work experience includes Public Accounting at Price Waterhouse, National Sales Manager of Burlington/Klopman Vice President at Merrill Lynch and a Benefits Consultant at Paul Revere Financial Group, a former Division of Textron (now UnumProvident). He is presently employed as an Insurance Broker at Heist Insurance Agency in Ocean City, New Jersey and teaches as an Assistant Professor at Drexel University. He is on the Advisory Board for a new Masters (MS) program in Disaster Medicine and Emergency Management at Philadelphia University where he previously served as a Trustee and President of the Alumni Association. His academic credentials include a BS in Marketing from Philadelphia University, an MA in Education from Saint Joseph’s University, an MS in Accounting from the Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Management from Wharton. He has done doctoral study in Education and Business at New York University and Temple University. From 2000 to 2004 he was employed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region III (Philadelphia) Headquarters as a Specialist in the Chemical Stockpiles Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, MD. That program developed an Emergency Preparedness Program for the off-post (public) communities in Harford, Baltimore and Kent Counties. His direct responsibilities included working with the U.S. Army and Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to develop and coordinate Federal, State and County initiatives at the eight U.S. Army sites storing chemicals of warfare. This work included annual Exercise assignments at the other seven (7) CSEPP sites in the United States. He was recognized by Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich with the Maryland Governor’s Citation for that service. He is a Colonel in the New York Guard and was on State Active Duty for the Response and Recovery phases of the World Trade Center incident in 2001 and 2002. He was awarded the Medal for Meritorious Service and the Defense of Liberty Medal for that service. He served as the Senior Radiological Officer for the New York Guard and has often taught FEMA Courses to New York Guard personnel in cooperation with the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO). He has taught in the Professional Studies Programs at New York University, Neumann College (Aston, PA) and Drexel University’s Goodwin College. He taught Organizational Behavior in the MBA Program at Saint Joseph’s University while working there as Dirextor of Corporate Grants. He worked on a federally funded Consortium Project in 2002 and 2003 to develop an Emergency Management curriculum at Drexel University that was integrated with the Community College of Philadelphia, Delaware County Community College, Bucks County Community College and Camden County College in New Jersey. He presently teaches Marketing and Organizational Behavior at Drexel’s Goodwin College as part of a degree completion program for VERIZON employees. Contact David Gingras at Disegno500@comcast.net.
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