Mary Jo Flynn, Emergency Management Assistant Director for the Anaheim Fire & Rescue Department, will present a session on current trends in social media and emergency management at the upcoming 2015 Government Social Media Conference & Expo (GSMCON) in Reno, Nevada. [Read more…] about Certified Emergency Manager to Explain Social Media Emergency Management Trends
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Attorney Julie Tappendorf will present a session on “Keeping it Legal on Social Media” at the 2015 Government Social Media Conference & Expo (GSMCON) in Reno, Nevada, this spring. This highly requested training covers several hot legal topics related to government use of social media. [Read more…] about Social Media Law Expert Leads Training for Government Employees
Derek Chan is the Business Online Services Section Manager for the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Derek has been at DMV since 2010 and is in charge of managing the agency’s social media, online services and website content. Prior to his position at DMV, Derek was an Information Officer at California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS).
Derek graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a degree in Communications. In 2012, Derek was recognized by Center for Digital Government and Government Technology as the Best of California for Outstanding IT Service and Support. During his time at the DMV, the social media program has been recognized as the Most Innovative Use of Social Media and a leader in the innovative application of Web 2.0 technologies and civic/social media tools.
Paul W. Taylor, Ph.D., is the Chief Content Officer for e.Republic, parent organization of Government Technology, Governing, Emergency Management, the Center for Digital Government, and e.Republic Labs.
Prior to joining e.Republic, he served as the Deputy State Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Washington State. Dr. Taylor came to public service following decades of work in media, Internet start-ups, and academia. He is also among a number of affiliated experts with the non-profit, non-partisan Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) in Washington, DC.
Mary Jo Flynn is the Emergency Operations Coordinator for Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services where she is responsible for: training, exercises, planning coordination, technology, and social media. She served as the Emergency Management Assistant Director for the Anaheim Fire & Rescue Department prior to her joining Sacramento OES. Ms. Flynn has over 8 years of emergency management experience including previous experience with: Legislative and External Affairs; Recreation and Volunteer Management; and Film and Television development.
Ms. Flynn has a MS from CSU Long Beach in Recreation Administration, a BA from CSU Fullerton in English Literature and is an Instructor Trainer with the American Red Cross in Emergency Medical Response and Wilderness and Remote First Aid and has over 15 years of Lifeguard/First Responder experience.
She currently holds a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) credential through the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) and served as the Chair of the Emerging Technology Caucus from 2013-2015. Additionally, she serves as the Chair on the Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate, Virtual Social Media Working Group (VSMWG) and is a consultant/instructor with the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) specializing in social media education for emergency managers.