Staff DAVID GROTYOHANN
David Grotyohann came to CEMA in 2011 will an extensive and impressive background in Emergency Management. He was hired as an Emergency Management Specialist and is charged with handling coordination of various Emergency Support Functions. Grotyohann's efforts have focused on supporting Communications, Public Works, Mass Care, Medical Services, Hazardous Materials, Fire, Police and National, Cultural and Historic resources.
Grotyohann has more than 35 years of corporate and government experience in corporate/nuclear security, firefighting, emergency medical services, law enforcement, emergency preparedness, investigations, safety, training, project management, strategic planning, accounting and public works. His experiences in these areas have provided the knowledge that has proven beneficial in designing, developing and implementing a successful Security and Emergency Management Programs.
Grotyohann worked in Public Works and created the Office of Emergency Management for the City of Savannah prior to employment with CEMA. Grotyohann's previous career involved working in Corporate Security for the Du Pont Company in Delaware. He transferred to the Savannah River Nuclear Weapons Plant in South Carolina and worked as a Nuclear Security Specialist for DuPont and later Westinghouse, Administrator of the Environmental, Safety, Health & Quality Assurance (ESH&QA) Division Training Department and as the ESH&QA Division Financial Planner until Federal Government downsizing was implemented.
Grotyohann then worked for Poole and Kent of Baltimore and held several positions including the Quality Control Manager for a Chilled Water Plant at Savannah River Site, Project Accountant for the Whitemarsh Islands New Schools Project in Savannah, and later the Accounting Manager on all government projects in Savannah that were bonded by Poole and Kent.
Grotyohann has been a Police Officer, Volunteer Fireman, Volunteer Ambulance Technician (EMT), Private Investigator, and was a Certified Protection Professional (CPP) through the American Society for Industrial Security. In addition, the Delaware Safety Council awarded him for Saving a Life when a woman was choking in the Hotel du Pont. He has a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice from West Chester University.