Savior Associates, LLC
FOUNDER AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Mr. Gerald McAteer is the President and COO of Savior Associates. Highly motivated to achieve the best possible results for his clients, Mr. McAteer is known for his experience in emergency management, disaster response, and public safety planning. He brings twenty years of military experience as a Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. Mr. McAteer maintains a Top Secret Special Compartmentalized Security Information (TS/SCI) clearance.
Prior to Savior Associates, Mr. McAteer previously served as Principal of an emergency management and technology firm that worked with federal, state, and local governments on comprehensive disaster management and information technology projects. Jerry also spent seven years at the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) as the Pennsylvania Emergency Incident Reporting System Program Manager, System Administrator, and Chief of Operations during activations of the State Emergency Operations Center. These positions allowed him to manage complex problems associated with emergency management, information technology, government relations, conflict resolution, continuity of government planning, and homeland security challenges.
Mr. McAteer is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), Senior Military Emergency Management Specialist (MEMS), and a certified Level-III in Homeland Security from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, and is a Master Continuity Professional. He is also an active member of the International Association of Emergency Managers and the International Associate of Bomb Technicians and Investigators. Active in numerous community organizations, Mr. McAteer serves as the Central Region President of the Keystone Emergency Management Agency (KEMA) assisting in the strategic direction of the emergency management community in Pennsylvania. He serves as the Annville Township Emergency Management Coordinator and is a Volunteer Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, and CPR Instructor. Additionally Mr. McAteer is also a graduate of Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Executive Leadership, Crisis in Leadership program.
Mr. McAteer holds a Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University and is a member of the Delta Epsilon Tau Honor Society. Jerry earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a graduate certificate in homeland security from Excelsior College. Additionally, Mr. McAteer has graduated from numerous military and professional schools including the United States Naval Explosive Ordnance Disposal School and the Defense Intelligence Agencies Chemical and Biological Warfare Intelligence Course.