April 28, 2017–President Trump today announced his intention to appoint two top officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. He said that Brock Long will be FEMA’s administrator, while Thomas DiNanno will be assistant administrator-grant programs. Since 2011, Mr. Long has worked as executive vice president at Hagerty Consulting, which works on emergency management issues. Between 2008 and 2011, he was director of Alabama’s Emergency Management Agency.
Previously, he was a FEMA regional hurricane program manager and FEMA hurricane and evacuation liaison team leader. Mr. DiNanno has more than 20 years of experience in management and consulting, and from 2004 to 2007 was deputy assistant secretary-infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security, where FEMA is housed. He also served as special assistant to the DHS chief of staff and in the White House Office of Homeland Security.