Full Name
Kingman D. Schuldt
Job Title
Senior Leadership Consultant
Speaker Bio
Kingman Schuldt has been active in fire rescue services since 1978, working with several volunteer and career fire rescue agencies over his 44-year career. In 2012 Kingman was appointed as Fire Chief and Chief Executive Officer of with Greater Naples Fire Rescue District in Collier County, Florida. During his tenure he managed the consolidation of six independent fire rescue service providers comprised of 250 personnel, operating a $40 million combined budget, delivering fire rescue and life safety services to a community of 175,000 full-time residents in an area of 1,512 sq. miles.

Kingman currently serves as a Senior Leadership Consultant with Tenzinga Consulting, providing programs focusing on organizational and leadership development, executive coaching, and employee performance management. He is also principal owner of Emergency Services Management Group, providing promotional and career advancement coaching, organizational communications training, and several technical consulting services.

Kingman additionally serves as a Government Analyst with the Florida Division of State Fire Marshal, assigned to the Special Hazard Incident Response Team, the Domestic Security Working Group, and works on special assignments and legislative issues.

Kingman holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Barry University and Associate of Science degree in Fire Science Technology from Broward College. He is a graduate of the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Services LEAD program at the University of Virginia and the Florida Fire and Emergency Services Foundation Emergency Services Leadership Institute. In 2005, Chief Schuldt received designation as Chief Fire Officer from the Center of Public Safety Excellence.

Throughout his career Kingman served on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs and Florida Fire Chiefs Association. Kingman additionally served on several professional boards and councils including the Knox® Rapid Access Advisory Council, Special Districts National Advisory Board, Global Public Safety Solutions, Emergency Services Consulting International, and “A Safe Havens for Newborns”.

In July of 2013 Kingman was selected as the Florida Fire Chiefs’ Association Fire Chief of the Year, and in 2014 was recognized by Florida’s Chief Financial Officer and Fire Marshal as the State Fire Chief of the Year. In 2021 he received the Key Fire Hose Leadership award by the Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Association in recognition of his service to the Association.
Kingman Schuldt