Who We Are


Director — The Director of Emergency Management oversees Florida State University’s efforts to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from and mitigate against the effects of a wide variety of emergencies and disasters that could adversely affect the health, safety, and/or general welfare of its students, faculty, staff, visitors, and families.  The Director coordinates the University’s Emergency Management Team, maintains the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), conducts situational awareness monitoring, training, exercises, campus disaster preparedness education and collaboration with our community partners. The Director manages the FSU Alert, emergency notification and warning system.

Curtis Sommerhoff
Email: csommerhoff@fsu.edu
Telephone: (850) 644-7055

Planning Manager — The Emergency Planning Manager supports the Director through development and maintenance of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP), Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) program, and related plans, policies, and procedures. The Planning Manager also develops and manages education and outreach programs, exercises, training, and other preparedness, prevention, response, mitigation, and recovery initiatives.

Aisling Carr
E-Mail: ascarr@fsu.edu
Telephone: (850) 644-9111

Preparedness Coordinator — The Emergency Preparedness Coordinator assists the Director with various targeted projects, including but not limited to: research, planning, situational awareness monitoring, and technological support. The Preparedness Coordinator also assists with the FSU ALERT, emergency and notification systems software, and coordinates the Campus Emergency Response Volunteers (CERV) Team.

Taylor Mackin
E-Mail: tmackin@fsu.edu
Telephone: (850) 644-6025

Technology Specialist — The Emergency Management Technology Specialist supports FSU's preparedness and response readiness goals by monitoring the university's emergency alert and notification system. The Technical Specialist develops the equipment readiness program to ensure operational readiness, repairs current technologies, and updates for emerging technologies, equipment, and hardware. 

Jeffery Darnell 

E-Mail: jdarnell2@fsu.edu

There are no other paid positions with the FSU Emergency Management Office at this time.