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Stephanie Murphy, MS, CEM

Vice President of Preparedness, Resiliency and Emergency Management (PREM)

Professional Profile

Ms. Stephanie Murphy, a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®), has over 18 years of experience in the areas of program development and project management in the Emergency Management and Transportation industries. She has been featured in Airport Business Magazine’s 2017 ‘40 Under 40’ and recognized as a ‘Major Player’ in the Spring 2017 edition of Emergency Management Magazine. Ms. Murphy was also the recipient of the IAEM-USA Career Excellence Award in 2016.

Ms. Murphy is the Vice President, Preparedness, Resiliency & Emergency Management for Tidal Basin Government Consulting. She leads a team of professionals in efforts to provide all-hazards, emergency management and preparedness services to Airports, Ports, Rail, Transit, Transportation, Oil, Hospitals, and Utilities.

As the first Emergency Management and Preparedness Manager for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority in Washington, D.C., Stephanie developed a transportation emergency management and preparedness program from the ground up, focusing on strategic, incident and event planning; preparedness, response and recovery; corporate business continuity; training and exercising; and, identifying and implementing solutions for dynamic airport issues. She helped prepare two major U.S. Airports – Washington Dulles International and Ronald Reagan Washington National – to respond to, recover from, and mitigate all-hazard incidents and events.

Prior to her Airports Authority tenure, Ms. Murphy was the National Planning Section Chief with FEMA responding to Federally Declared disasters, as well as an International Crisis Management Trainer with the U.S. Department of State, venturing to over 30 countries, facilitating training and exercises for Embassy leadership. Ms. Murphy also spent several years at the local level responding to countless emergencies and events, serving in and Directing the EOC, and building resiliency in communities through planning, training, exercise and preparedness programs.

Ms. Murphy is certified by the DHS Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) and has designed, directed, and evaluated over 100+ domestic and international exercises ranging from terrorism, transportation and natural hazard incidents. As an instructor for over 15 years, Ms. Murphy has facilitated over 1000+ hours of training including ICS, NIMS, Incident Action Planning, crisis action planning development, and business and continuity of operations.

Stephanie is a recognized expert in her field and throughout her career has been presented with awards for Core Values of Collaboration, Quality of Service, Performance, Innovation, and Teamwork.

Disaster Experience

  • U.S. Response to Ebola, Situational Information Reporting Mission, Oct 2014 – Nov 2014
  • Florida Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, & Flooding, DR-4177, May 2014 – Jun 2014
  • Colorado Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, & Mudslides, DR-4145, Oct 2013 – Jan 2014

Professional Involvement

  • American Association of Airline Executives (AAAE) – Member (2015 – Present)
    • Co-Chair: Emergency Management Working Group (2018 – Present)
  • Airports Council International – North America (ACI – NA) – (2015 – Present)
  • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) – Member (2008 – Present)
    • Vice-Chair: Transportation Ad-Hoc Committee (2018 – Present)
  • Transportation Research Board
    • Member: Standing Committee on Aviation Security and Emergency Management, AV090, (Term Apr 2019 – Apr 2022)
    • Standing Committee on Critical Transportation Infrastructure Protection, ABR10, Friend
    • Standing Committee on the Logistics of Disaster Response and Business Continuity, ABR20, Friend
    • Standing Committee on Emergency Evacuations, ABR30, Friend

Personal Affiliations

  • Advisory Board Member 2016 – Present, HERricane Arlington Girls Camp
    • HERricane Arlington empowers young women to pursue careers and leadership roles in emergency management through a week-long “camp,” and also includes long-term professional development opportunities. Our program provides hands-on, developmental training in: Incident Management; Natural Hazards; Public Health (including CPR certification); Communications and Public Speaking; All-Hazards Preparedness; Leadership Skills, such as Teamwork, Ethics, Self-Awareness, Stress Management and Resolve.


  • VDEM V450, ICS Train the Trainer, Commonwealth of Virginia, December 2015
  • VDEM G775 EOC Management and Operations, October 2015
  • Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR), MWAA, September 2015
  • Guardian Accord Terrorism Based COOP Planning Workshop, FEMA, April 2015
  • FEMA Planning Section Chief, Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), May 2013
  • FEMA Planning Support Specialist, Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), May 2013
  • Special Security and Antiterrorism Driving Course, Bill Scott Raceway (16 hours), March 2013
  • Foreign Affairs Counter Threat Course, Diplomatic Security Training Center, (40 hours), March 2013
  • Emergency Management Preparedness Fundamentals, EMI, IS-910, October 2012
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP Manager), EMI, IS-548, October 2012
  • Introduction to Continuity of Operations, EMI, IS-547.a, October 2012
  • Continuity of Operations Awareness, EMI, IS-546.12, October 2012
  • Emergency Preparedness for Federal Employees in the National Capital Region, EMI, IS-450.NC, October 2012
  • International Terrorism, Foreign Service Institute (32 hours), July 2012
  • Special Events Contingency Planning for Public Safety Agencies, EMI, IS-15.b, January 2012
  • Basic Leadership Skills, Foreign Service Institute (40 hours), November 2011
  • Special Operations Forces Interagency Collaboration, Joint Special Operations University (40 hours), May 2011
  • Intelligence and Foreign Policy, Foreign Services Institute (24 hours), April 2011
  • Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, EMRTC (32 hours), October 2010
  • Ops Value of Threat, Risk, and Vulnerability Assessment, National Domestic Preparedness Coalition, May 2010
  • NIMS ICS All-Hazards Planning Section Chief, FEMA, April 2010
  • Professional Development Series, EMI, FEMA 2007 (IS-139, 230, 235, 240, 241, 242, 244)
  • Emergency Response to Terrorism (Q534), National Fire Academy, December 2009
  • EOC Management and Operations (IS-775), Emergency Management Institute, December 2009
  • S-420, Command and General Staff, November 2009
  • All Hazards Finance Section Chief, Incident Management Training Consortium (IMTC), October 2009
  • All Hazards Finance Section Unit Leaders, IMTC September 2009
  • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Train-the-Trainer Course, FEMA, July 2009
  • An Introduction to Exercises (IS-120a), Emergency Management Institute, April 2009
  • Exercise Evaluation and Improvement Planning (IS-130), Emergency Management Institute, 2009
  • All Hazards Liaison Officer, March 2009
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation Course II & III (EVOC), March 2009
  • NIMS Resource Management (IS-703), Emergency Management Institute, November 2008
  • Incident Command System, Train the Trainer, (E449), FEMA, 2008
  • ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents (IS-200), Emergency Management Institute, 2008
  • Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents (ICS 300), FEMA, 2008
  • Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents (ICS 400), FEMA, 2008
  • National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS-800.b), Emergency Management Institute, 2008
  • Exercise Design (IS-139), Emergency Management Institute, 2007
  • Intro to the Incident Command System, for Federal Disaster Workers (IS-100), Emergency Management Institute, 2005
  • Intro to Radiological Emergency Preparedness Exercise Evaluation (IS-331), Emergency Management Institute, 2005
  • NIMS, An Introduction (IS-700a), Emergency Management Institute, 2005
  • National Response Plan, An Introduction (IS-800), Emergency Management Institute, 2005
  • REP Planning Course, (E340), Emergency Management Institute, 2005
  • Basic Incident Command (IS-195), Emergency Management Institute, 2003


  • Airport Emergency Operations Plan development
  • Airport Emergency Plan review and updates
  • Aviation Corporate Business Continuity Plans / Program
  • Emergency Management and Preparedness Program Strategic Direction and Plan development
  • Active Shooter / Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack plan development, including airport specific plans and SOPs
  • Event Action Plans for planned or short-notice events
  • Incident Action Plans (IAPs) for federally declared disasters in Colorado and Florida
  • Continuity of Operations Plans (COOP) for federal declared disasters in Colorado and Florida
  • Review / revision of U.S. Embassy Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) for 38 different Embassies or Consulates
  • Northern Virginia Hazard Mitigation Plan
  • NCR Regional Emergency Coordination Plan (RECP)
  • 57th Inauguration Arlington County OEM Event IAP
  • Arlington County OEM EOC SOPs and Position Specific Guides
  • Arlington County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) revision and update
  • Arlington County Water Main Break and Line of Duty Death, IAP and After Action Report
  • Arlington County OEM Strategic Plan Working Group
  • NCR Winter Storm Event, IAPs and SitReps
  • NCR NIMS Program Coordinator White Paper
  • NCR IMT Policies and Procedures Manual
  • CARE Ambulance Building Emergency Response Plan
  • NIMS & SEMS Components, Compliance, and Implications White Paper
  • Massachusetts First Responder Family Plan
  • Leon County, FL CEMP review and update
  • Hernando County, FL Terrorism Annex review and update

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