Mr. Kyle Overly is an emergency management professional with experience working at the local, county, state, and federal levels. He has successfully implemented planning projects across the United States. Kyle has led complex crisis action and contingency planning efforts. In his current capacity, he manages a state-level planning team charged with developing prevention, response, and recovery plans. In this role, he oversees development of plans to support a variety of threats/hazards and sets overarching vision and direction for state-level planning.

His significant successes include leading preparations for the 2014 Star-Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore, Maryland, a yearlong project that integrated over 150 agencies into a single operating structure for the 10-day event. He also led the development of the nation’s first state-level Prevention/Protection Operations Plan, setting a precedent for state and local agencies. In total, Mr. Overly has led efforts to develop approximately one dozen-crisis action and contingency plans, eight hazard mitigation plans, countless guidance and implementation guides, and other related initiatives.

In addition to preparedness efforts, Mr. Overly has experience working in various emergency operations centers. He served as a Planning Section Chief for several incidents and pre-planned special events, including Hurricane Irene in 2011, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, and the 2014 Star-Spangled Spectacular. Additionally, he served as an Operations Section Chief for the 2015 Baltimore Riots and as the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Commander for the Ellicott City, MD, flash flooding incident in 2016.

Mr. Overly has a Master of Science in Fire & Emergency Management Administration from Oklahoma State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Government & Political Affairs from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Overly is an Internationally Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)® and a graduate of FEMA’s Advanced and Executive Academy’s.


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