Director of Geomatics

Master of Science in Geodesy and Civil Engineering, University of Hannover, Germany, 1991

Bachelor of Science in Geodesy and Civil Engineering, University of Hannover, Germany, 1989

Associate Degree in Surveying Technology and Surveying, Hannover College, Germany, 1982

email: jangarbers@tmg-consulting.net
Tel: (504) 569-9239 Ex. 25

Mr. Garbers arrived in New Orleans in September 2005 as he led a team of first responders from Germany to help to dewater the City of New Orleans. After this mission, Mr. Garbers met his future wife Laura and made New Orleans and TMG Consulting his home.

Jan Garbers is now TMG Consulting's Director of Geomatics and Emergency Management. Mr. Garbers is responsible for on-site planning studies, mapping, GIS, and facility management. He has provided professional services to various public infrastructure organizations such as the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, the Regional Transit Authority, and the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, including construction cost estimates and independent fee estimates. He also applies GIS technology and gravity model methodology to the analysis of gaming markets.

Mr. Garbers currently teaches Homeland Security Studies and heads the graduate and undergraduate level courses in Critical Infrastructure Protection as an Adjunct Professor at Tulane University. He holds numerous certifications from the Federal Emergency Management Administration.

Prior to joining TMG Consulting, Mr. Garbers worked for the Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW) in Bonn, Germany, heading the section for Policy and National Operation Management. In addition to serving as Head of Mission for the Dewatering of New Orleans, his missions include serving as an Operation Center Commander to coordinate Tsunami Response for Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Indonesia and Captain of Operation Shelter for East German Refugees.

Mr. Garbers also led at the Office for Agriculture and Land Development in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany where he was responsible for land consolidation and rural development, including village renewal, resolving land use conflicts, surveying, mapping, and construction monitoring. He focused on rural land reorganization and active rural development with cross-community development of villages and the integration of large-scale infrastructure projects to improve the quality of rural life. Mr. Garbers also taught as an instructor at Magdeburg-Stendal College and at the Institute for Community Consulting in Bernburg. He instructed students in surveying engineering, land management, and rural planning.

  • IS-100.a Introduction to the Incident Command System | FEMA | May 2010
  • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents | FEMA | July 2010
  • IS-546.a Continuity of Operations (COOP) Awareness Course | FEMA |October 2010
  • IS-547.a Introduction to Continuity of Operations | FEMA | January 2011
  • IS-548 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Manager | FEMA | August 2011
  • IS-551 Devolution Planning | FEMA | February 2012
  • IS-700.a National Incident Management System (NIMS) | FEMA | July 2011
  • IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction | FEMA | July 2011
  • IS-821 Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources, Support Annex | FEMA | January 2010
  • IS-860.a Introduction to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) | FEMA | August 2010
  • Award in recognition as a featured speaker, Executive Panel on Germany, Jeffrey A. Krug, Ph.D., Joseph A. Butt, S.J., College of Business, Global Business Association, Loyola University New Orleans, April 2013
  • Certificate of Proclamation, Mitchell J. Landrieu, Mayor, City of New Orleans, October 2011
  • Honorary Mayor, Melvin L. “Kip” Holden, Mayor President, City of Baton Rouge, October 2011
  • Medal of Honor, 25 Years of Service to the Federal Agency of Technical Relief, President Albrecht Broemme, Federal Agency for Technical Relief, Bonn, Germany, June 2007
  • Medal of Honor, Humanitarian Aid Abroad (New Orleans), President Dr. Georg Thiel, Federal Agency for Technical Relief, Bonn, Germany, November 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Task Force Unwatering, Duane P. Gapinski, COL, EN Commanding, US Army Corps of Engineers, New Orleans, October 2005
  • Medal of Honor, Elbe Flood 2002, Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily, Federal Government of Germany, February 2003
  • Prime Minister Dr. Wolfgang Böhmer, State of Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg, Germany, December 2002
  • Medal of Honor, Oder Flood 1997, Prime Minister Dr. Manfred Stolpe, State of Brandenburg, Potsdam, Germany, August 1997
  • Medal of Honor, Harz Flood 1994, Secretary of Interior Dr. Walter Remmers, State of Saxony-Anhalt, Magdeburg, Germany, April 1994
  • Medal of Honor in Gold with Green Wreath, Director Gerd Jürgen Henkel, Federal Agency for Technical Relief, Bonn, Germany, February 1991

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