Critical Infrastructure Protection & Resilience North America

Emilio Salabarria

Emilio Salabarria
Emergency Management and Business Continuity Director
Tampa Electric Company

Emilio is a native of Tampa, Florida and joined Tampa Electric Company (TECO) March 2018, as the Director of Emergency Management and Business Continuity (EM/BC). He is responsible for maintaining and deploying the TECO EM/BC program in preparation for, response to, and recovery from devasting incidents. This is accomplished thru the development plans, training sessions and exercises to ensure participants understand their role.

Emilio has worked for Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR) starting as a Firefighter in 1985, he advanced up the ranks to Division Fire Chief of Special Operations, supervising the TFR Specialty Teams. He participated as part of the TFR planning team for many Gasparilla Parades, the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC), and Super Bowl 43.

Emilio has worked for the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) as the Director of Safety, Training. He also worked at The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (DTCC) as the Global Life Safety Manager developing plans to ensure all employees are prepared to respond to any hazard.

Emilio’s education includes Associate of Science Degrees in Emergency Medical Services and Fire Science from Hillsborough Community College, Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Northwood University, and a Master of Science in Critical Incident Management from Saint Leo University.