Michael Poynter has managed operations and led emergency personnel in environments of all types throughout his 40 year’s public service. His experience spans all branches of Emergency Services including Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services, and the Fire Service. During his tenure he has responded to numerous incidents in all sectors and trained emergency responders from around the world in their related fields. Mike served as a Tactical Paramedic with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Special Weapons and Tactics Team and a Flight Paramedic at a Level 1 Trauma Center for twenty years and was involved in many duties including those in special operations, training, and aviation over seeing Emergency Services Responders. Mike currently serves as Executive Director for the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, Advisory Board Member for Emergency Medical Services World Magazine, Advisory Board Member for the Bluegrass State Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence, Board of Directors for the National Association of State Emergency Medical Services Officials, and Commissioner for the American College of Paramedic Executives. Mike has just completed a 4-year term on the Board of Director’s for the FBI’s InfraGard National Members Alliance. Mike has been published in numerous peer and trade journals and has spoken at over thirty regional, national, and international conferences. He resides in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife and 2 children.