Carrie Speranza, Deputy Director at Washington, DC’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency has recently joined the leadership circle of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Advisory Council (NAC).
The NAC advises FEMA’s Administrator on all aspects of emergency management, including preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism and other manmade disasters.
Speranza had previously spent two years on the NAC and says she is excited to take up the leadership role and is ready for the challenge. She has 18 years of experience working in both the public and private sectors, including more than five years leading an urban area “big city” emergency management program. Speranza has also served as a peer-elected official on the International Association of Emergency Managers Board of Directors from 2016-2020.
Career successes include a strategic planning initiative that changed the District of Columbia’s emergency management and homeland security program, transforming the agency and its programs.