I am pleased to announce that effective September 24, 2012, David M. Robinson will begin serving as Associate Administrator, Mission Support Bureau (MSB). Robinson will assume responsibility for improving support by collaborating across Agency programs and offices to deliver competence in technology, human capital, security, procurement, and administrative processes. In addition to ensuring efficiencies, he is also charged with ensuring an improved internal review of Agency business processes.
Prior to joining FEMA, Robinson served as the Associate Director for Management Resources at the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In this capacity he was responsible for all NIST-wide institutional support and administrative offices and their functions.
After serving over 20 years in the Marine Corps, in 2002 Robinson continued his career in public service holding a number of top management and executive-level positions in the federal government including Comptroller and Director of Financial Management at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Senior Policy and Management Advisor to the CFO at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and Director of DOE's Office of Finance and Accounting.
After being accepted into the U.S. Government's Senior Executive Service, Robinson was selected to be the CFO and Director of Administration for the International Trade Administration, also at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Robinson holds a Master of Science degree in financial management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, and is a graduate of North Georgia College & State University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Please join me in welcoming Robinson to his new role.
I also congratulate and thank Lynn Canton, FEMA Region II Administrator, for her leadership and accomplishments while leading MSB since March 2012