David Miller serves as FEMA’s Associate Administrator for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), a position he has held since September, 2011.
Miller served as the Administrator of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division from 2004-2011. During his tenure he served as the Governor’s Authorized Representative for eleven President-declared major disasters, including the 2008 flooding disaster that historically was the largest disaster to occur in the State of Iowa and, at that time, was the fifth largest public assistance disaster in the United States. Total federal dollars obligated for public assistance topped $1.2 billion and i more than $350 million was provided for hazard mitigation funding. At that time, Iowa was only one of 12 States to have an approved Enhanced Hazard Mitigation Plan. Under Miller’s leadership, Iowa was one of only a handful of states to achieve national accreditation under the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).
Prior to becoming Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division Administrator, Miller served in a number of roles while being employed by the Division during the period of 1989 and 2004. Roles included being the State of Iowa E911 Program Manager, the Division Legislative Liaison, Special Projects Coordinator, and serving as the Division Chief of Staff. During this period he acted as the Alternate Governor’s Authorized Representative or Alternate State Coordinating Officer in 15 President-declared major disasters.
Miller has served as a member or leader in a number of State and national groups, including terms as the Vice President and President of the National Emergency Management Association, and as a member of the National Advisory Council. He is a graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School’s Executive Leadership Program.