Diane Mack has been named Director of Emergency Management for both the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). She is the first to hold the joint role and, at UNMC, succeeds Elayne Saejung.

The director of emergency management oversees all emergency management planning, policies and procedures for the UNMC and UNO campuses. The director also serves as the university representative for local, state and national emergency meetings.

Mack has more than 20 years of experience in the business continuity, emergency management and homeland security fields, leading programs for state and university entities, and national and international exercises involving federal, state, local, nonprofit and international organizations.

“UNMC and UNO are on the leading edge of emergency management,” said Mack. “We have many talented people already involved and I want to harness that energy and work toward a truly comprehensive program for both campuses so that we can respond to any disaster or hazard that faces us.”

Most recently, Mack served as a business continuity and emergency crisis planning consultant and continues to volunteer with Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization. From 2008 to 2017, she was university director for emergency management and continuity at Indiana University. Before that, she held various roles within the State of Indiana, including its department of labor, the Indiana Counter-Terrorism and Security Council and the department of homeland security.