Kyle McPhee


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  • Masters of Science in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness - Saint Louis University
  • Bachelor of Arts - William Jewell College

Kyle McPhee

Director of Preparedness Programs

Kyle McPhee, currently Director of Preparedness Programs for Hagerty, is an experienced management professional who has worked with international, national, regional, state, local and private-sector organizations in the areas of emergency management, homeland security, business continuity, and public health preparedness.  His expertise includes project management, planning, facilitation and evaluation related to various topics including catastrophic incidents, mission ready packages, mass care, and evacuation.

Kyle was instrumental in the development of national-level documents, including guidance related to planning within and among the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regional offices. He authored a high-level emergency management policy at FEMA Headquarters, as well as the Mass Care Appendix for the joint federal-state catastrophic earthquake plan for FEMA Region VII. Kyle has worked in numerous local and State jurisdictions and has successfully implemented FEMA HQ emergency management programs at various levels, including the deployment of the National Mass Evacuation Tracking System (NMETS) and work on the National Shelter System (NSS) in the State of Missouri with FEMA Region VII and in City of Chicago alongside FEMA Region V.

Kyle has led, or participated in, evacuation-related planning efforts supporting: FEMA Headquarters and Regional Offices, the State of Missouri, IN-IL-WI Combined Statistical Area, the State of Hawaii, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. An expert on mass care, he has supported many jurisdictions on issues ranging from Functional Needs Support Services (FNSS) to pet sheltering planning. For nearly three years he supported the New England Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Initiative (NERCPI). During this time, he worked with the states of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, as well as the urban areas of Providence, and numerous local agencies, on various mass care related concepts that tie directly into the region’s approach to evacuation and shelter. In the final year of this contract, he supported the jurisdictions in a multi-event training and exercise program, supporting more than a dozen tabletop, functional, and full-scale exercises within a 12-month period.

A great presenter and frequent speaker at industry-related conferences, his opinion is often sought on plan development by government agencies and jurisdictions. Kyle holds a Master of Science in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness from Saint Louis University. When he is not on the road meeting with clients or his team, he resides in Missouri.

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