Given the nature of the Emergency Planning industry, consulting firms such as EMPG rely on strong relationships with individual professionals with highly specific specialties.
The following is a partial list of professionals with whom Gordon Redmond and EMPG have a working relationship.
  Stuart Smith is a Major with the Utah Department of Public Safety and assigned as the Director of the Utah Forensic Services Bureau. Maj. Smith has 27 years experience as a police officer and 18 years as a command officer and part of the management team.

Major Smith has received a number of department awards for case work, leadership and excellence in developing government programs and services. He has had the opportunity to work on many special assignments within the Utah Department of Public Safety and for the State and Federal Government. Major Smith is a graduate of Diablo Valley College, the FBI Academy, the DEA Command Academy, and the Utah Executive leadership program.


Robie Jack Robinson currently serves as Director, Office of Security and Emergency Management, Dallas County, Texas. Prior to this position he worked at the Tarrant County Administrator’s Office, he has held the position of Assistant Professor in the Emergency Administration and Planning Program at UNT, and was earlier employed as Regional Fire Coordinator for the Texas Forest Service. As Regional Fire Coordinator, he responded to emergencies across the State of Texas. He served as an initial attack firefighter, incident commander, liaison, advisor, and command staff. His service ranged from the field to the state EOC in Austin enabling him to gain practical experience coordinating the multitude of groups and individuals involved in a disaster response.


Dr. McEntire teaches in Emergency Administration and Planning (EADP), he served as former undergraduate Program Coordinator. Prior to coming to the University of North Texas in the Fall of 1999, McEntire attended the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. While pursuing his degree, he worked for the International and Emergency Services Departments at the American Red Cross. McEntire has received several Quick Response Grants (funded by the National Science Foundation through the Natural Hazards Center at the University of Colorado) which allowed him to conduct research on disasters in Peru, the Dominican Republic, Texas, New York and California.

Dr. McEntire's academic interests include emergency management theory, international disasters, community preparedness, response coordination, and vulnerability reduction. His research has been published in Public Administration Review, the Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Disasters, the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, the Journal of Emergency Management, Sustainable Communities Review, the International Journal of Emergency Management, the Towson Journal of International Affairs, the Journal of the American Society of Professional Emergency Planners, and the Journal of International and Public Affairs. Dr. McEntire has received highly commended awards for his research in Disaster Prevention and Management and he has received grants to conduct terrorism response training for FEMA in Arkansas and Oklahoma. He has been a contributing author for a study of Texas Homeland Security Preparedness for the Century Foundation as well as two IQ Reports for the International City/County Management Association. McEntire has presented papers in Mexico and Norway, and at the Higher Education Conference at FEMA's Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He is a member of Congressman Burgess’ Homeland Security Advisory Board and has reviewed books for Delmar Learning. Dr. McEntire has completed an instructor guide on disaster response operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.