Kimberly Prosser, FPEM, APR
Director, Brevard County Emergency Management
Kimberly Prosser holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Central Florida; certification as a Florida Professional Emergency Manager; and accreditation as a Public Relations professional. She has served as the Director of Emergency Management for Brevard County for 5 years, and prior to that was the Director of Communications for the county for 7 years. She has directed Emergency Operations Center activations for tropical cyclones; wildfires; space launches, landings, and anomalies; and served as the County’s lead Public Information Officer during Hurricane Wilma, Tropical Storm Fay, Mother’s Day Fires, Iron Horse Fire, Mars Science Lab radiological launch, and dozens of other EOC activations and exercises.
Her leadership roles include Central Florida representative for the Florida Division of Emergency Management’s Emergency Management Advisory Group, co-chair of the Emergency Management Subcommittee for the regional Central Florida Domestic Security Task Force, and Central Florida representative for the state Domestic Security Coordinating Group’s Prevention and Awareness focus group. She is also a member of the Maritime Security Committee for Northeast/East Central Florida, Port Canaveral Executive Steering Board; Orlando-Orange County Urban Area Security Initiative, Urban Area Working Group; Central Florida Disaster Medical Coalition Peer Review Committee; St. Lucie Radiological Emergency Preparedness Task Force; Florida Radiological Emergency Preparedness Task Force; and international Virtual Operations Support Team Leadership Coalition.
Ms. Prosser developed and implemented the Myths & Misconceptions hurricane preparedness campaign, earning two statewide awards: Public Information Award, Governor’s Hurricane Conference, 2016 and Media Award, Florida Emergency Preparedness Association, 2016, as well as initiating, implementing and maintaining Twitter/Facebook pages for Brevard County Emergency Management, establishing national leadership in the use of social media in emergency management and recognition by Facebook as a best-practice example.