Ellis M. Stanley, Sr., Managing Partner, Ellis Stanley Partners, Chairman, Global Board, International Association of Emergency ManagersEllis Stanley has 38+ years of Emergency Management Experience. Prior to starting his own firm he was Vice President for Emergency Management Services at Dewberry LLC. Prior to joining Dewberry, Ellis served as General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Emergency Preparedness Department, where he worked for 10 years. Before that, he was director of the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency. In 2008 he served as Director of DNC planning for the City and County of Denver, CO. With 35+ years of experience in the emergency management field, Ellis has worked at four national political conventions, the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and the 1994 Papal visit and World Youth Conference in Denver. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Greater Los Angeles Red Cross Chapter and chairs the Response Committee. He served as Chair of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program and the Board of Directors of Operation Hope and the Disaster Recovery Institute International. Ellis is a past president of the International Association of Emergency Managers and has led delegations of emergency management professionals to China, Japan and other countries. He is currently a member of the IAEM Global Board of Directors. Ellis serves as an adjunct professor at American University teaching Senior Crisis Management and at Harvard University teaching Meta-Leadership.
Ellis graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1973 with a Political Science Degree. Graduate of the Executive Leadership Program for Senior Homeland Security Officials for the Post Naval Graduate School in Monterey, CA and Graduate of the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.
Ellis was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree “Doctor of Public Service”, University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2009. Elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration in 2007 and inducted into Contingency Planning and Management Hall of Fame’s Public Servant in 2005.