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Sarah Gamblin-Luig

City of St. Louis Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA) a division of the Department of Public Safety
Deputy Commissioner
Sarah Gamblin-Luig joined the City Emergency Management Agency in February 2010 as a program specialist responsible for public information, community outreach, training, exercise and general emergency management. In 2012, Sarah was promoted to Communications Center Coordinator taking responsibility for all notification and communication equipment and processes for the agency. Currently, Sarah is the Deputy Commissioner serves on a number of committees and advisory councils responsible for developing policy at the local, state and federal levels. She has also served on the command staff for several high-profile events, including the MLB and NHL Playoffs and Fair St. Louis.

An authority on social media, Sarah has been elected to the executive board of the Social Media Club in St. Louis, has been a speaker at numerous conferences relating to disaster management and public information. She has also been a consultant for several departments and organizations as they look to engage in using social media for local government or emergency management purposes. In 2015, Sarah was appointed the Department of Homeland Security’s Science & Technology Directorate’s Social Media Working Group for Emergency Services and Disaster Management which establishes and collects best practices and solutions to be utilized by public safety officials throughout the nation.

Sarah is a graduate of Webster University, where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. She is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, Missouri Emergency Management Association (board member), Government Social Media Organization, National Information Officers Association and the Engaging Local Government Leaders Organization. Sarah volunteers with Team Rubicon where she serves as the Region VII Communications Manager. She also volunteers as a bugler, performing Taps at military ceremonies and memorial services in the St. Louis area.