Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, Federal Emergency Management Association
Roy E. Wright serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation. He leads FEMA’s risk management, risk reduction, and flood insurance programs. These programs promote a risk-conscious culture, enable faster recovery from flood disasters, and address long-term vulnerabilities to life, property, and well-being in communities across the Nation.
Mr. Wright directs the National Flood Insurance Program, the mitigation programs under FEMA’s Stafford Act authorities, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and the National Dam Safety Program. Mr. Wright is also responsible for the delivery of environmental and historic preservation technical assistance and compliance across all FEMA programs. He chairs the inter-agency Mitigation Framework Leadership Group (MitFLG) that coordinates mitigation and resilience efforts across the Federal Government in consultation with State, local, Tribal, and Territorial governments as well as the private sector.
Mr. Wright was appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Service in 2013. He holds a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to taking this role, Mr. Wright has served as a strategy consultant, as the program executive for FEMA’s Risk MAP program, and as policy advisor to the Secretary of the Interior focused on land conservation measures. A native of California, Roy and his family live in northern Virginia.