Marcus Martin serves as the Program Manager for the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM) where he leads the implementation of nationwide programs dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion in emergency management and community-based adaption projects. In his role, he oversees the Bridging Support for Underserved and Indigenous Populations in Landfall Disasters (BUILD) Program, HERricane Program, and coordination and deployment of I-DIEM Equity Response Teams.
Martin is a tenured and accomplished emergency management professional with over 20 years’ experience in Disaster Response and Recovery Planning. His previous experiences include roles as Chief of Planning and Senior Emergency Planner over Operations with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Office of Emergency Management, Emergency Management Specialist with Dewberry, and Firefighter/Paramedic with the Orange County Fire Rescue Department. Martin received his Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Emergency Management from Jacksonville State University, Bachelor of Arts (B.A) in Public Relations from the University of South Carolina and Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Emergency Medical Services Technology from Valencia College.
As a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Martin enjoys providing service and advocacy for our communities and now leverages his experience to advocate for professional parity for women and people of color and other marginalized groups in the field of emergency management with I-DIEM.