About the PLC
The Preparedness Leadership Council, International (PLC), formerly the DomPrep40, is a thought leadership group comprised of insider practitioners and opinion leaders who offer advice and recommendations on topics relevant to emergency planners, responders, receivers, local-state-federal authorities, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. Focusing primarily on prevention, protection, response, recovery and mitigation, the PLC is tasked to develop quantifiable and qualitative feedback from surveys and roundtable discussions that is gathered from and shared with a broad multi-discipline, multi-jurisdictional audience of operational professionals and policy advisors. Information is shared via the publications: DomesticPreparedness.com (online and mobile), DPJ Weekly Brief (email newsletter), and the DomPrep Journal (PDF download).
517 Benfield Road, Suite 303
Severna Park, MD 21146
Lead: Martin Masiuk
President of IMR Group, Inc., Publisher of DomesticPreparedness.com
Martin (Marty) Masiuk is president and founder of International Media Representatives Inc. (IMR Group Inc.), which was established in 1986 as an American-based media representation firm for overseas, aerospace, and defense publications. In 1998, under the IMR Group, he established DomesticPreparedness.com, which has evolved into a highly trusted, and important information service for the multi-disclipline, multi-jurisdiction preparedness community. In 2014, he transitioned the DomPrep40 into the Preparedness Leadership Council to lessen the burden on and increase the effectiveness of operational preparedness professionals and help policy professionals make better-informed decisions. Prior to IMR Group, he served as an account representative for McGraw Hill’s Business Week and Aviation Week & Space Technology publications
Catherine (Cathy) Feinman
Cathy Feinman joined Team DomPrep in January 2010. She brought more than 25 years of publishing experience to her current role as editor-in-chief and works with writers and other contributors to build and create new content that is relevant to the emergency preparedness, response, and resilience communities. She also volunteers as an emergency medical technician, firefighter, and member of the Media Advisory Panel of EMP SIG (InfraGard National Members Alliance).
Laura Johnson joined Team DomPrep in 2012 and now serves as the program manager for the Preparedness Leadership Council, International (PLC). She also manages her own training and marketing firm, called Training Outreach. With more than 20 years of experience in training and facilitation, she previously served as: vice president of conferences and business development, Homeland Defense Journal; president, Government Horizons; and manager of training programs, ABS Consulting. She regularly volunteers her time to the Montgomery County (Md.) Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, the Montgomery County Police Training Academy, and other emergency-related organizations.
Manager of Integrated Media
Carole Parker joined Team DomPrep in July 2006. In her current role, she is responsible for DomPrep’s website and publication production, database and system maintenance, client and subscriber support, and social media updates. Before DomPrep, she was a financial/treasury analyst for U.S. Foodservice, Inc.