Shandi Treloar has had a successful career in emergency management working with clients and supporting the growth of public private partnerships. In 2016 Shandi started her own emergency management consulting firm, EM Strategies, LLC. As the Principal, her goal is to empower clients and partners to build stronger emergency management programs, from recovery processes, and debris management planning to strategic comprehensive program development.
Prior to EM Strategies Ms. Treloar was an Associate at Dewberry where she was able to gain experience across the entire spectrum of emergency management. During her time at Dewberry she supported and managed a number of federal projects, such as supporting FEMA’s NRCC after Hurricane Katrina, FEMA Region IX’s Catastrophic Planning, FEMA’s Technical Assistance Research Contract, providing technical support to the Building Sciences Publications. She has supported FEMA’s Debris Program through development of guidance documents like FEMA 327 and 325 as well as supporting FEMA’s Contaminated Debris Interagency Task Force. Shandi supported DHS US Visit’s Continuity Planning and was the Deputy Principal Investigator for the National Cooperative Highway Research Program’s TRB Report 781, Debris Management Handbook for local and state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and Public Works (DPWs). She has also supported a myriad of state and local emergency management projects from California to Florida, to include training and exercise planning and support in New York, Debris Management in New Jersey, strategic emergency management planning in Maryland, and supporting CalOES’s Earthquake and Tsunami Program.
During the course of her career she has been afforded the opportunity to work with some of the nation’s best emergency management experts. Currently Ms. Treloar is serving as the NEMA Private Sector Committee Chair. In this position she initiated the Information Sharing Task Force through a partnership with FEMA. This task force has developed a systematic approach and guidance for public and private partners to engage and establish planning priorities. She has also established a technology and data analytics sub-committee to support the understanding of how advancing technologies can and will impact the profession of emergency management.
Previously Ms. Treloar served as the Earthquake Early Warning System’s Education and Training Private Sector Sub-committee Co-Chair. This was a unique opportunity to support a very important initiative. Through this subcommittee she was able to provide the private sector perspective and help develop the recommendations paper that was ultimately incorporated into the overall report to the Governor.
Prior to emergency management, Ms. Treloar practiced social work. She was a Social Service Representative at DC Child and Family Services in Washington, DC and was a Child Advocate at the Salvation Army’s West Women and Children’s Shelter in Portland, OR.
Ms. Treloar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from the University of Portland, was the recipient of the Dorothy Day Award for Outstanding Social Work Major and spent a semester in Washington DC at American University as part of her undergraduate career. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Political Management as well as a Graduate Certificate in Crisis and Emergency Management both from The George Washington University.