Glenn Epler is an expert in managing and executing programs and projects related to emergency and crisis management. He has managed and completed projects for Federal, state, local, and private sector entities. He has over 45 years of total work experience, including twenty years of commissioned service in the U.S. Coast Guard. His experience includes working in maritime security, emergency management, training and exercising, oil and hazardous materials spill response, contingency planning, environmental health and safety, and port safety and security fields. Post-military experience includes 24 years of crisis and emergency management program planning, project management, training and exercising, real-time response, contingency planning experience within the state and Federal government, and the oil, gas, transportation, and microelectronics, pharmaceutical, finance, and chemical business sectors. He has managed numerous training and exercise projects, policy and plan development efforts, and developed dozens of emergency response plans dealing with natural and man-made disasters at the corporate level (as a crisis management plan) and the facility level (as an emergency response plan). Mr. Epler has worked with individual facilities and industries in developing crisis and emergency management exercise programs. In developing contingency plans, procedural documents, and exercises, he worked closely with all pertinent response officials from the Federal, state, local government, and industry sectors.
Mr. Epler has over 25 years of experience developing, conducting, and evaluating all-hazards emergency response exercises. Since retiring from the Coast Guard in 1994, he has spent most of his time working with clients in emergency management planning and exercising. His clients have included local, state, and Federal agencies, private sector, and international corporations. He is certified under the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program.