Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long will speak at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s campus on Monday, April 16, as part of the Coastal Resilience Center’s (CRC) Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series.
Administrator Long will speak about lessons learned from the 2017 hurricane season and a vision for emergency management moving forward at 4 p.m. at Wilson Library on UNC-Chapel Hill’s campus.
Long began his service as the Administrator in June 2017. He has more than 16 years of experience assisting and supporting governments at the local, state and federal levels with building robust emergency management and public health preparedness programs.
Prior to becoming Administrator, he was 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 2008-2011, Administrator Long served as Director of Alabama’s Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) serving as the State Coordinating Officer for 14 disasters, including eight presidentially-declared events.
Administrator Long has also served as a FEMA Regional Hurricane Program Manager, FEMA Hurricane and Evacuation Liaison Team Leader, and statewide school safety coordinator for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency. His areas of expertise include strategic emergency operations planning, exercise, evacuation, school safety, recovery management and response logistics.
The Coastal Resilience Center (CRC), in partnership with the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (DCRP), are co-sponsoring a graduate certificate program in the study of Natural Hazards Resilience. As part of this course, CRC Director and DCRP Professor Dr. Gavin Smith will host a series of additional talks that are open to the public during the Spring 2018 semester on various topics related to natural hazards. Previous speakers brought to UNC include former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. For more information, visit unc.live/2FKSR0K.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before during and after disasters. The agency is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.