CERTIFICATION PROGRAM ASSISTANT
Ms. Dunham joined ASFPM in November 2010. Her duties include clerical support to the Certification Coordinator.
Jason joined ASFPM as the IT Manager. In this position he is responsible for the associations IT infrastructure, website and internal IT projects.
GIS & RESEARCH ANALYST, FLOOD SCIENCE CENTER
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Jason Hochschild was hired by ASFPM in July of 2011 to help expand the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and web mapping capabilities of the association's Science Services Program. Jason previously was a contractor with ASFPM for 2 years working on several HAZUS projects, building online mapping applications such as the Great Lakes Coastal Oblique Photo Viewer, and administering an outreach website ASFPM developed for FEMA's Great Lakes Coastal Flood Mapping Project.
As an ASFPM employee, Jason continues to enhance web-based mapping and outreach tools that support floodplain management and flood risk communication and performs GIS analyses that support ASFPM projects. Jason has over 10 years work experience in the field of Geographic Information Systems and holds an undergraduate degree in Geography (Human/Environment Interaction Focus) and a graduate level GIS Certificate, both from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Suzanne started as the Accountant for the Association of State Flood Plain Managers in December 2014. She has a BS in History from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting from Edgewood College in Madison WI. She has been a Certified Management Accounting through the Institute of Management Accountants for 19 years. She spent 19 years as the Director of Finance at a local non- profit, AIDS Network. This provided her with significant experience in non-profit accounting and grant management.
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
Michele Mihalovich has been the public information officer for ASFPM since November 2013, having previously served as an award-winning journalist and editor for multiple newspapers in Iowa, Oregon and Washington. Michele served as a King County/Seattle Public Health Medical Reserve Corps volunteer and has completed FEMA NIMS/ICS. She also served on a media panel, instructing new public information officers through Washington Emergency Management.
Michele's responsibilities at ASFPM include copy-editing all major publications, including "News & Views" and "The Insider," content creation and platform management across all departments to ensure connectedness to our members and the driver of ASFPM's web, social media, voice, video, images and advanced technologies. She will also serve in the development of proposals and outreach for Science Services.
She graduated from Iowa State University with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication, and served as Communications Specialist at ISU's Engineering Publication and Communication Services.
EVENTS PLANNER AND TRAINING COORDINATOR
Jenny Maurer, who joined ASFPM in November 2015, has previous not-for-profit experience, having served as an event coordinator for the Rowland Reading Foundation in Middleton, Wisconsin. She also has experience in event management working for Destination Irvine Convention & Visitors Bureau in California, Embassy Suites and others, and was most recently the event manager and lead trainer for Bonefish Grill. Jenny’s responsibilities at ASFPM include: general management of the annual conference, planning smaller ASFPM and special issue meetings, and assisting in training coordination and execution.
Jenny earned a BS in Tourism Development and Management (summa cum laude) from Arizona State University and a Convention Sales and Meeting Planning Certificate. She has been a member of Meeting Professionals International since 2009.
MEMBER SERVICES COORDINATOR
Jim came to work for the Association in February 2016. Jim's background includes working for companies that practice earth friendly recycling techniques, and customer service. He is looking forward to serving the important members of ASFPM. His responsibilities with ASFPM include:
- Administer the Membership Programs of ASFPM including individual, corporate and agencies.
- Communicate member benefits and activities.
- Conference / workshop registration and customer service.
- Leadership administrative liaison.
RESEARCH LIBRARIAN, FLOOD SCIENCE CENTER
Melissa began working for ASFPM in June 2015. As a research librarian she is responsible for developing and maintaining the ASFPM library and providing research support for ASFPM staff and the broader community. Melissa earned her Masters of Library Science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
CENTER DIRECTOR, FLOOD SCIENCE CENTER
Mr. Brown is the Senior Project Manager for the Association of State Floodplain Managers’ Science Services Program. He oversees science based research projects focused on reducing flood risk. Prior to his tenure with ASFPM, he was hired as the inaugural Stormwater Executive Manager for the City of Arlington, Texas where he directed the development of a comprehensive stormwater and floodplain management program. Over his nearly 30-year career Mr. Brown has worked in the private sector, municipal and county stormwater and floodplain management programs, academia, and not-for-profit organizations focused on reducing flood risk while improving the environment. He previously served as chair of the Illinois Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management, past Co-Chair of ASFPM’s Mapping and Engineering Standards Committee and ASFPM’s Urban Stormwater Committee, Adjunct Faculty member for the University of Texas at Arlington Department of Civil Engineering and served on a National Research Council for the National Academy of Science committee studying FEMA Flood Maps. Mr. Brown is currently serving a 4-year appointment to the federal Advisory Committee on Water Information.
NOAA COASTAL FELLOW
Jake's passion for coastal environments is rooted in his time spent growing up in and around the estuaries and beaches of Florida. As an undergraduate Jake attended the University of Florida where he earned his B.S. in Environmental Science. Upon graduation he turned his focus more towards marine and coastal issues, relocating to Long Island, New York and beginning a M.A. program in Marine Conservation and Policy at Stony Brook University. Within his first two months of living in New York, Hurricane Sandy made landfall. It was an eye-opening experience for me, seeing the impact of this storm having dealt with several hurricanes growing up in Florida. With Sandy still fresh in his mind, he began work on recovery efforts through the New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms and Emergencies once his degree was complete, conducting analyses of storm impacts on coastal ecosystems and infrastructure in New York. It was there that he met his eventual M.S. advisor Dr. Chris Gobler, and have since completed a M.S. degree in Marine Science in which he focused on improving coastal water quality monitoring in local estuaries.
Haley Briel, a Toledo, Ohio native, works with ASFPM’s
Flood Science Center as a research specialist. Shehas spent her professional
life approaching water-related topics through a variety of lenses, from her
time as the environmental outreach coordinator for Wofford College’s Thinking
Like a River pro-gram, to more recently as a program and policy analyst for the
Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Briel is most interested in developing
comprehensive flood strategies that incorporate not only engineered solutions,
but consider the social and health needs of a community. She holds a Bachelor’s
degree in earth and environmental science from Vanderbilt University, and two
Master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in urban and regional
planning and water resources management.