Beth A. Freeman is the Regional Administrator for FEMA Region VII. She also served FEMA in the past as the Director for Region VII in 2000. She gained a deep understanding of Region VII in her 18 years working for U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa—during this time, she worked as the Senator’s Regional Director and managed operations for three eastern Iowa offices, and was also the statewide disaster recovery coordinator.
In addition to the strong relationships Freeman developed with state and local emergency managers while in Senator Harkin’s office, she has extensive experience working with important national partners in disaster response. Freeman holds a master’s in business administration from the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s from Drake University.