Rachel Ingle currently serves as the Emergency Management Coordinator and Homeland Security Manager for the City of San Marcos, Texas and is responsible for the implementation and management of the Emergency Management program. She has over 19 years of experience in the field of Emergency Management and began her career in the United States Air Force. She has served as an Emergency Manager at the local, state, and federal levels of government in Germany, Florida, North Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas over the course of her career. A few positions she held during that time include serving on active duty in the military and working in the field of research and development of Joint Service CBRNE equipment. Rachel has also served as a healthcare emergency manager within the hospital system and also as an industrial complex emergency manager at Arnold Engineering Development Center. She has held several positions in local and state governments as well throughout her career. Rachel has had experience working planned responses to events such as the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival as well as unplanned responses to several disasters, the latest of which include Hurricane Harvey and the Iconic Village Apartment Fire in San Marcos.
Rachel holds an Associate of Arts degree in Disaster Preparedness, a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Management and Homeland Security from Jacksonville State University, and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Emergency Management from American Military University. She holds the certification of Texas Emergency Manager and Tennessee Certified Emergency Management Professional. Rachel is an active member of the Emergency Management Association of Texas where she serves on the Board of Directors. She is also an active member of the International Association of Emergency Managers serving on the Children in Disasters Caucus, the Public-Private Partnerships Caucus, and the Conference Committee. She serves her local jurisdiction being actively engaged on the San Marcos School Safety and Security Committee, the San Marcos Coalition on Mental Health, the Homeland Security Regional Training and Exercise Committee, and the Capital Area Public Health and Medical Preparedness Coalition. Rachel is an IAEM certified emergency manager.