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Peter Gaynor, CEM, named Rhode Island state EMA director

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IAEM member Peter Gaynor, CEM, was recently named state EMA director of Rhode Island. Appointed by Governor Gina Raimondo, Gaynor is credited with professionalizing the city of Providence's emergency management agency and office of homeland security. A 26-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Gaynor became Providence's EMA director in 2007. "Pete Gaynor has done an outstanding job as the head of emergency management for the City of Providence, and I know he will serve all Rhode Islanders with the same dedication, expertise and professionalism," Governor Raimondo said in a statement to Rhode Island Public Radio (RIPR). Under Gaynor's leadership, Providence became the first municipality to earn EMAP accreditation. Read the RIPR article here. more


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