Former County Administrator and Emergency Management Director Dustin Hinkel Joins DSI Team

TALLAHASSEE, FL Disasters, Strategies, and Ideas Group, LLC (DSI) is pleased to announce that Mr. Dustin Hinkel has joined the company. Mr. Hinkel will be serving the company as a Senior Consultant responsible for assisting DSI’s clients with their emergency management and disaster recovery assessments, plans, documentation, exercises, and any other administrative need. Mr. Hinkel previously served as the County Administrator for Taylor County, Florida, where he was directly responsible to the Board of County Commissioners for the leadership, planning, and execution of the day-to-day operations of the County’s departments. Prior to his appointment as County Administrator, Mr. Hinkel served as Emergency Management Director for Taylor County and led the County’s public safety team in its response and recovery from Tropical Storm Debby, Deepwater Horizon, and numerous local and regional emergencies.

In response to this announcement, DSI CEO Joe Myers said,

“We are extremely pleased that Dustin has chosen to join our team. Dustin is well a respected subject matter expert in both the Emergency Management and Local Government Administration communities. He brings a versatile set of skills and perspective to our team which, I am certain, will result in an even higher quality to our products and a new range of services for our clients.”

In addition to his role as Senior Consultant, Mr. Hinkel will also represent DSI in its pursuit of Emergency Management, Homeland Security, and Government Administration opportunities at the local, regional, state, and federal levels. Mr. Hinkel is the recipient of multiple national, state, and local public safety, project management, and administrative certifications. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida, College of Arts and Sciences, with a Bachelor’s of Science with a focus in Environmental Policy and a Master’s of Arts with a focus in Natural and Technological Hazards Geography. Mr. Hinkel lives in Tallahassee, Florida with his wife, Sarah, and son.

“I am thrilled to be a part of the DSI team,” Mr. Hinkel said. “I have always had the highest respect for Joe and his team and I am grateful for the opportunity to join them and, hopefully, bring a new perspective that will enhance the already excellent level of service our clients expect.”



Gloria Perryman