DIRECTOR, PUBLIC SAFETY INDUSTRIES
Chris McIntosh leads the Public Safety Industry team at Esri, focusing primarily on emergency management and is responsible for promoting GIS solutions to the public safety community. He has seventeen years of professional experience in emergency management, public health, and government, and has a Masters Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.
Before joining Esri, Chris served as the Chief of Operations for the State Emergency Operations Center in Richmond, Virginia, where he directly supervised hundreds of staff and volunteers during crisis response. Following that, Chris assumed the role of the Statewide Interoperable Communications Officer at the Commonwealth of Virginia where he coordinated numerous local, state, and federal communications systems within the state. He concurrently served as a subject matter expert for the Virtual USA program where he applied GIS and other operational and technical best practices to meet the requirements of numerous government information-sharing initiatives.
In 2015, Chris joined Esri to as a domain expert for emergency management. In that role, he leads the Esri Disaster Response Program which provides ArcGIS software and resources during disasters to affected areas. He also leads the Esri Special Events Management Program, which helps jurisdictions deploy GIS staff and resources to safely manage large public gatherings such as sporting events, conventions, and conferences.