Nicole Ishmael, MPA 
Account Executive

As executive director for the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP), Nicole supervises EMAPís daily operations, including assessment and accreditation processes and EMAP Commission and committee meetings; manages EMAPís finances including budget development, fundraising and grants management; trains staff in accordance with the EMAP Commissionís reporting lines and educates and works with stakeholder organizations and decision-makers on related projects. She is the primary staff liaison to the EMAP Commission, Program Review Committee and Urban Search & Rescue Project. Nicole holds an MPA from Kentucky State University and worked on a U.S. Senate Campaign before starting her career in emergency management. She joined ASMI in 2017.