ICF International Announces the Hire of Garry Briese
Expert in Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Fairfax, Virginia, March 13, 2007 -
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) announced today that Garry Briese has joined the firm as a vice president in emergency management and homeland security for ICF. He has more than 36 years of experience in all levels of emergency services, including local, state, national, and international. He is a well-known leader, author, and lecturer within the fire and emergency services community and is credited with the development of several groundbreaking programs, including the National Fire Service Near-Miss Reporting System and the Fire Service Leadership Partnership Program, an internationally recognized labor-management relations program.
“As one of the earliest national leaders in public safety, Garry is an innovator whose expertise in emergency management and homeland security will further expand the firm’s capabilities in supporting our clients' critical emergency management and domestic preparedness needs,” said Michael Byrne, a senior vice president of emergency management and homeland security at ICF.
Prior to ICF, Mr. Briese served as the executive director of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) from 1985 to 2007 where he was responsible for the organizational vision, development, and implementation of the strategic plan, development of programs and services, communication with members, leading major partnership initiatives, coordinating public and governmental communications efforts on a national and international basis, and assuring solid financial growth. Mr. Briese spent the previous 15 years working as the executive director of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP). At FCEP he successfully led continued financial growth and implemented successful legislative and public education programs to address critical issues, such as development of state and national training courses for emergency medical personnel, medical malpractice insurance for emergency physicians, and the patterns of utilization of hospital emergency departments. He was appointed by the Secretary of Energy to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Independent Commission on Fire Safety & Preparedness (2001-2003).
Mr. Briese has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of South Florida and a Master's degree in Public Administration from the Nova Southeastern University. He has served as an adjunct associate professor at both the University of Maryland and George Washington University. Mr. Briese is the National Chair of the Fire & Emergency Services Exploring Program.
“As a long-standing advocate of emergency management, homeland security and disaster preparedness, I am honored to join ICF, a firm with two decades of homeland security expertise,” said Mr. Briese.
About ICF International
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 2,000 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF’s Web site is http://www.icfi.com.
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