Major Phil May Distinguished Service in Emergency Management Award
On October 8, 2017 Major Phillip May (left in photo) passed away. Mr. May was a leader and icon in the emergency management industry. His career started back in 1979, and two years later, he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to become the regional administrator for FEMA's Region IV's office located in Atlanta, Georgia. As regional administrator, he oversaw a region that included the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. He continued to serve as regional administrator until 1994, returning to the same position in October 2006. After years of dedicated service, Mr. May retired in July 2014. He had an accomplished and distinguished career in emergency management, and earned both the Distinguished Meritorious Service Award and the Distinguished Civil Service Medal.