New FEMA Administrator has been confirmed, as of June 19th.
Excerpts from the FEMA press release, April 28, 2017: Nomination of William B. “Brock” Long as FEMA Administrator & Appointment of Tom Dinanno as FEMA Assistant Administrator for Grant Programs.
Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intention to nominate Brock Long as the Administrator of FEMA and appointed Tom Dinanno as the next FEMA Assistant Administrator for Grant Programs. As the FEMA Administrator, Brock will oversee approximately 5,000 full-time employees and a surge capacity of approximately 10,000 people charged with helping U.S. citizens and first responders build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. Brock has more than 16 years of experience assisting and supporting local, state, and federal governments with building robust emergency management and public health preparedness programs.
From 2011 to 2017, Brock worked as Executive Vice President at Hagerty Consulting, where he provided strategic direction and leadership to the firm’s full complement of emergency management programs and professionals. From 2007 to 2011, Brock served as Director of Alabama’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) under Governor Bob Riley. As Director, he served as the State Coordinating Officer for 14 disasters, including eight presidential-declared events.
Updates : April 29, Forbes magazine featured this article about Mr. Long.