Harrisburg, PA; February 21, 2012. Contingency Management Consulting Group (CMCG) welcomes two new members to our growing team. Matthew Palmer will serve as a senior consultant to CMCG specializing in support to the gas and electric industries. He recently retired from Consolidated Edison of New York after 35 years of service. He started in electric operations and then held progressively responsible positions within ConEd’s Gas Operations. Mr. Palmer enjoyed a national reputation for his efforts to build ConEd’s emergency preparedness and response programs.
While with ConEd he responded to dozens of incidents, including some of the most significant events of the last few years. He responded to the events of Sept 11th and was the initial Con Ed person in charge. He established the initial Con Ed Command Post and after the buildings collapsed, was responsible for establishing the permanent Command Post that was in place for weeks to follow. Other response experience included the Rockaway airline crash, crane collapses; steam main rupture, the Floral Park gas explosion, East Street Substation fire, and many more.
Mr. Palmer is an experienced training instructor having taught Advanced Incident Command, utility hazard awareness and various counterterrorism courses. He has both participated in and served as a controller and evaluator for numerous exercises.
For CMCG Mr. Palmer is currently supporting our PG&E emergency prevention, preparedness and response program assisting with various training related efforts.
Ms. Charron Klotz recently joined CMCG as a part time employee in the position of Junior Emergency Management Specialist. Ms. Klotz is pursuing a degree in Emergency Management while supporting CMCG’s Indian Point Energy Center offsite radiological emergency preparedness project. She will be assisting Orange County to inventory and maintain radiological equipment and will assist in other areas of its preparedness program, as necessary.
Ms. Klotz served in the US Marine Corp as a Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Defense Specialist from 1996 to 2003. She worked for the Battelle Memorial Institute as a technician from 2003 to 2005 providing equipment assessment expertise to military clients.
Matty and Charron join CMCG’s team of emergency management experts so that we may continue to deliver world class services to our clients.