Matt Lyttle is a Director of the National Security Segment at Guidehouse. He supports federal clients in strategy, transformation, and communications projects. Before joining Guidehouse, he was Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) staff, where he developed legislation on disaster resilience and emergency management. Matt has held several positions within FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate, including as the Acting Deputy Director of Individual and Community Preparedness. In those roles, he designed and launched several FEMA programs aimed at building Private Sector preparedness, such as FEMA’s Ready Business program and Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN). Matt has deployed to multiple disasters, including Hurricanes Harvey and Maria, as a FEMA Intergovernmental Affairs Liaison and Private Sector Liaison. Matt is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, serving in Nicaragua and witnessing long-term effects of insufficient hazard mitigation throughout his service. He continues to build resilience in Latin America by introducing community preparedness initiatives to Bolivia, Chile, and Mexico. He is a Security Fellow in the Truman National Security Project focusing on the intersection of climate change and national security. Matt lives in Fairfax County, Virginia where he volunteers on local land use and planning task forces.
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