John E. Pennington is an internationally recognized emergency management professional and strategic leadership instructor. A former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Director, he is the founder of the Snohomish County, Washington Department of Emergency Management (pop. 760,000), a senior adjunct faculty member for the Department of Homeland Security’s National Emergency Training Center/Emergency Management Institute, and a distinguished former member of the Washington House of Representatives.
He has extensive emergency management, homeland security, and public policy leadership experience at all three levels of government and with dozens of federally recognized tribes and Alaska Native Villages over the past twenty one years.
He holds a Masters Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management, is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School's Executive Leader Program, and is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).
He and his family reside in Duvall, Washington and are frequently spotted fishing, kayaking, and skiing across the Northwest, British Columbia, and at their part-time southeast Alaska home.
Follow John on Twitter via @johnepennington.
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