Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management Programs
Applied Research Associates, Inc
Erik Gaull is Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management Programs for Applied Research Associates, Inc. He currently supports the Interagency Modeling and Atmospheric Assessment Center (IMAAC) conducting outreach to emergency managers, first responders, public health, and other officials. He was the lead exercise designer on a classified nuclear counterproliferation exercise for the Department of Defense. Prior to these assignments, he was ARA’s Program Manager supporting the FEMA CBRNE Office. Erik is a Nationally Registered Paramedic, a Pro Board-certified Fire Officer III and Fire Instructor III, a hazardous materials technician, and a law enforcement officer. Erik’s pro bono work includes serving on the DHS Critical Infrastructure Protection Advisory Council Emergency Services Sector Coordinating Council, as the Sector Chief for Emergency Services Sector of the National Capital Region InfraGard Member Alliance, and on the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s First Responder Resource Group.
Erik holds four premier peer-conferred professional designations – Certified Emergency Manager®, Certified Protection Professional®, Certified Business Continuity Professional®, and Project Management Professional®. Additionally, he has earned FEMA’s Master Exercise Practitioner, Master Continuity Practitioner, and Advanced Professional Series recognitions. He is also a certified Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt.
Erik completed the Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and has earned an MBA and a Master of Public Policy from Georgetown University and a baccalaureate from Columbia University.