Jim Goltz is the Earthquake and Tsunami Program Manager for the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. He has worked in the field of earthquake preparedness planning and research for 30 years, serving in both the public and private sectors. He was involved in response to several domestic earthquake disasters including the Coalinga, Whittier Narrows, Loma Prieta and Northridge, California earthquakes and conducted reconnaissance and research on the Kobe, Japan and Chi Chi, Taiwan earthquakes. He has served on the Boards of Directors of the Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness (BICEPP) and the California Emergency Services Association, Southern Chapter (SCESA). Jim received his Bachelor’s and Masters degrees from the Ohio State University and a doctorate in Social Psychology from UCLA.
USGS Multi-Hazards Demonstration Project