ACP Chapter October Meeting - ACP Members Invitation Only Tour of MCO
Topic: Orlando International Airport (MCO) Emergency Management Program
Speaker: Keila Walker, Manager Airport Operations - Emergency Management
Date: Thursday October 18, 2018, 11:30 AM till 1:00 PM
Location: MCO Airfield Operations Office: 9076 Binnacle Way, Orlando FL 32827
Lunch Provided By: ACP
Keila Walker has been in the Emergency Management profession for eleven years. As a native Floridian, she is experienced in natural and human-caused incident management. While studying at University of Central Florida (UCF) for her Bachelor’s in Public Administration, she decided to minor in Emergency Management. She received her Master’s in Organizational Business and Security Management from Webster University in 2013 and has been a certified Florida Professional Emergency Manager since 2010. She also received the State Emergency Response Commission’s (SERC) Thomas Yatabe Award in 2010 and UCF’s 2017Alumni Achievement Award for Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
Her career in Emergency Management started while serving as an intern for Osceola County Emergency Management and was hired full time in 2007, earning Osceola County’s Employee of the Month in 2009. In 2010, Keila was employed by the hospital system Orlando Health Inc. Trauma One Center where she further honed her skills in emergency management. She currently serves as the Emergency Manager for the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority at the Orlando International Airport, the busiest airport in the State of Florida which has over 46 million annual passengers.
Emergency management is all about understanding community and its needs. Keila has served in various community leadership roles including Rotary Club, Central Florida Disaster Medical Team former SMRT V, Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC) and serves as a member on both the UCF Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisory Board and the Region V Incident Management Team.
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