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Ashlee Herring Delventhal, CEM, CM

Senior Director, Response & Debris

Ashlee is a leader in the emergency management industry with a passion for supporting communities, businesses, and organizations. Ashlee uses modern, strategic approaches to develop and sustain successful programs and builds longstanding relationships with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders. Ashlee’s specialties include catastrophic planning, mass evacuation and sheltering, mass casualty, airports and aviation, and large-scale special event planning.  

Prior to joining Tidal Basin, Ms. Delventhal served the emergency management community at Denver International Airport, the New Orleans Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, FEMA, and the American Red Cross. This experience enables her to lead project teams and support clients from the perspective of an emergency manager and with a working knowledge of the public sector. 

Ashlee holds a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and a Master of Science in Applied Aviation Safety. She is an International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and a Certified Member (CM) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). 

Ashlee’s interest in emergency management began after Hurricane Andrew destroyed her hometown in a suburb southwest of Miami, FL in 1992. She knew she wanted to be part of the solution in disasters, instead of a bystander. In 2003 she began her career in Emergency Management. Since then, Ashlee has responded to 14 major disasters and three mass casualty accidents, while helping countless entities strengthen their preparedness programs. Ashlee currently lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two dogs. 

Firm Role

Preparedness – training, exercise, plans. Infrastructure and transportation

Disaster Experience

  • Hurricane Ian (DR-4673)
  • Colorado Floods (DR-4145)
  • Hurricane Isaac (DR-4080)
  • Tropical Storm Lee (Non-Declared)
  • MS River Flooding (EM-3322)
  • Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill (non-declared)
  • Hurricane Katrina – Recovery (DR – 1603)
  • Hurricanes Gustav/Ike (DR-1786/1792)
  • Wells Earthquake (Non-Declared),
  • Mexican Hat Bus Crash/Mass Casualty (Non-Declared)
  • Crandall Canyon Mine Collapse/Mass Casualty (Non-Declared)
  • Neola North (Morris) Fire (FMAG-2703)
  • Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1660)
  • Tiger Complex Fire (Non-Declared)
  • Brins Fire (FMAG-2645)
  • Hurricanes Katrina/Rita (DR-1603/1607)
  • Hurricane Cindy (DR-1601)
  • Olla Tornadoes (Non-Declared)
  • Hurricane Ivan (DR-1548)
  • Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1521)
  • Tropical Storm Bill (Non-Declared)

Personal Affiliations

  • International Association of Emergency Managers
  • American Association of Airport Executives
  • Colorado Emergency Management Association


  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), International Association of Emergency Managers
  • Certified Manager (CM), American Association of Airport Executives
  • Master Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) Practitioner Certification, FEMA
  • Instructor Certification, FEMA
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP), FEMA

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