Charles Q. Miller
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Miller brings over thirty years of management experience to Priority 5, including five years as an executive vice president of Raytheon, three years as the CEO of United Engineers & Constructors, two years as a managing partner of Bunker Hill Capital, and five years as a management consultant, which included three years serving as CEO of startup companies.
In addition to his broad business background, which includes companies engaged in engineering, construction, manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and private equity, he has extensive experience in the development and deployment of simulation software.
Mr. Miller is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy, and received an MS in applied mechanics from Stanford University, and a JD from Rutgers University. He is a licensed professional engineer and a member of the bar in several states. linkedIn | email
Dr. Gary Nestler
Senior Vice President, Branding, Marketing and Sales
Dr. Nestler is a seasoned senior level executive with 30+ years experience, in emergency management, operational preparedness, medicine and mission readiness working with government client and private industry throughout the world. Dr. Nestler, formerly IBM’s Global Public Safety leader, helped lead the development of several innovative public safety technologies including the Apple/IBM partnership and Weather Company acquisition.
Dr. Nestler currently maintains an active license in South Carolina, Board of Medicine, Captain in local fire department and works with command staff on a local law enforcement SWAT Team. linkedIn | email
Dr. Allen Bierbaum
Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Bierbaum brings over 21 years of expert experience in geospatial data integration, open geospatial consortium (OGC) data integration, and complex data management and data fusion systems. Since 2007, Dr. Bierbaum has been the technology development lead and manager for the TACCS™ situational awareness and impacts analysis framework for Priority 5 Holdings, Inc. He integrates years of experience in virtual reality and advanced graphics software development and engineering to his current field in actionable situation awareness technology with geospatial operational platforms.
Dr. Bierbaum has been involved in [the field] since the early 90s, working in notable, innovative high-performance computing companies such as Silicon Graphics, Iowa State University’s Virtual Reality Applications Center, and Infiscape, an Iowa State University connected industry leader in architecting real world virtual reality applications and visualization solutions. He has diverse experience in positions ranging from Graphics Software Engineer, Research Assistant, Virtual Reality Consultant, and Software Engineer, as well as both Project Leader and Lead Developer.
A recognized subject matter expert, Dr. Bierbaum has been published in an extensive amount of technical literature for his work on the applications and development of virtual reality applications and graphics. linkedIn | email
Vice President, Project Management
Mr. Kammerman is a seasoned emergency management and transportation executive with expertise in project management, policy development, and emergency operations. As the Vice President of Project Management for Priority 5 Holdings, Inc., he is responsible for the implementation of the chief actionable awareness and intelligence software company’s projects, and the development of the state and local programs.
With degrees in Urban Planning and Emergency Management, Mr. Kammerman’s past work experiences keenly shaped the skills and knowledge base required for his position with Priority 5. He worked as Homeland Security Coordinator for the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, serving as the department’s chief policy advisor for emergency preparedness and managed multiple planned and unplanned events.
Mr. Kammerman’s history also includes developing city emergency response programs and evacuation plans, and holding a lead consultant role for Archangel, a critical infrastructure protection program for the Los Angeles Police Department. linkedIn | email
James H. Belanger
Vice President, Special Projects and General Counsel
The U.S. Navy Vietnam veteran is a business and technology lawyer who has represented middle-market and emerging businesses as general counsel; assisted entrepreneurs in protecting intellectual property and starting business enterprises; and acted as special counsel in a variety of transactions. Mr. Belanger’s intellectual property practice principally involved technology transfer, licensing, and protection of trade secrets. He has represented both owners and licensees in licensing transactions in university and general business settings. His industry experience includes biotechnology, software development and integration, advanced materials manufacturing, healthcare, construction, logistics, industrial equipment, and distribution. Prior to joining Priority 5 in 2010, he was a partner at the Boston law firm of Burns & Levinson, LLP, where he counseled corporate clients as a member of the Corporate and Intellectual Property Groups.
Mr. Belanger received his J.D. degree from Boston College Law School (magna cum laude) and his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. linkedIn | email
Prior to joining Priority 5, Gregg Lord operated his own consultancy where he supported corporate clients on emergency management issues and policy, continuity of operations, and resiliency strategies. Lord brings 35 years of experience in EMS, Emergency Management and disaster response to his clients.
Previously Lord served as Vice President of Emergency Management Services at Intermedix Corporation, a worldwide provider of WebEOC© software and services to the emergency management, public health, healthcare and emergency medical services communities.
Prior to Intermedix, Lord served as Senior Research Scientist on emergency management, preparedness and response, and homeland security issues at the George Washington University’s Homeland Security Policy Institute now known as the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security. While at George Washington University, Lord was detailed to serve as the Director of the Emergency Care Coordination Center by the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Lord holds a Master of Sciences in Health Sciences from George Washington University, a bachelor’s Degree in business management from the McCamish School of Business at Reinhardt College where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. In 2016 he completed a five-year appointment as a Fulbright Specialist Scholar. He has also completed the Naval Post Graduate’s Leadership in Homeland Security Program. linkedin | email