Carolyn J. Harshman, CEM is President of Emergency Planning Consultants located in San Diego, California. Since 1984, Ms. Harshman has provided emergency management services to a wide range of governments and educational institutions. Professional services include: hazard and vulnerability assessments, pre-disaster recovery plans, hazard mitigation plans, emergency response plans, needs and capability assessments, continuity of operations plans, catastrophic plans, debris management plans, trainings, and exercises. Ms. Harshman has enjoyed two careers - one in land use planning with the City and County of San Diego and one in emergency management beginning as a hazard planner and public information officer for the County of San Diegos Office of Emergency Services. Ms. Harshman is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) as conferred by the International Association of Emergency Managers. Actively involved in IAEM since joining in 1997, Carolyn is the President of IAEM-USA Region 9.