Walter F. Ulmer III has 30 years national and international planning and exercise development experience, ranging from planning military security operations to developing preparedness plans for private corporations.  He has developed emergency plans for public and private facilities, local jurisdictions, health departments, colleges and universities, commercial real estate, and security service companies.  He holds a bachelors degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, a Masters of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and is a graduate of Harvard University’s School of Higher Education Management Development Program and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) inaugural short program in Crisis Management and Business Continuity.  He is a certified instructor for the National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center, US Department of Homeland Security and delivers emergency preparedness planning seminars to senior emergency management officials and elected officials throughout the United States.  Mr. Ulmer has been an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) New York City Preparedness Committee and has chaired sub-committee task forces which have developed strategies for building owners and managers to address impacts of a flu pandemic on the commercial hi-rise community; have developed building-level drills and exercises designed for building staffs to enhance their preparedness; and most recently was the principle author of the BOMA/NY Hurricane Sandy Lessons Learned Study.  Mr. Ulmer is a frequent author and lecturer on various emergency preparedness topics and is particularly interested in decision-making cycles during emergencies.
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