Emergency Management Agency
Spencer Hawkins, CEM, GA-CEM – Director
Spencer Hawkins has more than 19 years as a professional emergency manager working in all levels of government, and the private sector. In December of 2015, he was appointed as Director of Macon-Bibb County Emergency Management Agency. Prior to Macon-Bibb, he was Vice President of Crisis Management for PNC Bank. Spencer spent four and half years working in Washington, DC for the Army and Navy developing emergency management policies. He spent 10 years in central Florida with Orange County Emergency Management, Florida Department of Health Emergency Operations, and City of Orlando Emergency Management. Spencer was concurrently working for the National Disaster Medical System with the US Department of Health and Human Services for 13 years. Spencer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a Master’s in Criminal Justice, both from the University of Central Florida. He is a Certified Emergency Manager with the International Association of Emergency Managers and the State of Georgia, and a Master Exercise Practitioner with FEMA.
Robert McCord, GA-ACEM – Deputy Director
Robert McCord has over 15 years of experience in the Emergency Management field. He has worked at Macon-Bibb County EMA for over seven years on staff and another three as an EMA volunteer. Robert served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear Defense Specialist where he deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After serving in the Marines he worked for the State of Georgia’s Department of Public Health and the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency. Previously, Robert was also an Adjunct Instructor in emergency management at Central Georgia Technical College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Service and Human Services from Middle Georgia State University and a Master of Arts in Emergency and Disaster Management from American Military University. Robert is a certified All-Hazards Communications Unit Leader (COML), a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Instructor, and a State of Georgia Advanced Certified Emergency Manager (GA-ACEM).
Moranda Guy, GA-CEM – Administrative Officer
Moranda Guy has 17 years’ experience in emergency communication dispatch in public safety in law enforcement, fire, and ems for Macon-Bibb County and surrounding areas. She is certified by the Georgia Public Safety Training Center as a Basic Communications Offer and certification with the State of Georgia as a Certified Emergency Manager (GA-CEM). Moranda has been employed with Macon-Bibb EMA since 2013 as the administrative assistant and recently as the Administrative Officer overseeing annual operating budget and grant projects. Moranda is also the coordinator of the CERT Program for EMA. She has her diploma in Business & Office Technology and Accounting from Central GA Technical College and is pursuing her bachelor degree in Business Administration. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and working in her church ministries as a Youth Director and Music ministry.
Angela Riley – EMA Volunteer Group President
Angela has 12 years of experience in Emergency Medical Dispatch and has been an EMA Volunteer for over 10 years. In addition to her years of service she is also a CPR and First aid Instructor, Cert Instructor, and Stop the Bleed instructor. Angela holds an Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Management and a Bachelor of Science in Public Safety Leadership from Mercer University. She is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Forensic Psychology with a homeland security concentration. Angela loves to travel and spend time with her family.
Matt Butterworth – Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) Emergency Coordinator
Matt works collectively with EMA and Public Service agencies throughout Middle Georgia and also served as President of the Macon Amateur Radio Club for 4 years. He is a certified Heavy Truck Technician and Service/Body Shop Manager and has been with his employer for 31 years. Matt is married with 6 children. He became a ham radio operator in June 2005 but has been involved with radio communications all of his life. In the early 70’s , Matt was the youngest CB radio operator in the county with his own station at the age of 9 with FCC license KKY1035. He fell in love with the ability to have conversations each night about a wide range of topics over radio. He was always welcomed to join the groups despite young age. Matt now enjoys fostering young people as they become operators so they can learn and enjoy the hobby as much as he does. Above the hobby, ham radio provides a much needed service for critical communications and he is proud to serve anytime called upon. In his personal life, God is first, all else he takes care of.