Roy E. Wright serves as FEMA's Deputy Associate Administrator for Mitigation. He is responsible for FEMA’s risk analysis and risk reduction programs. These include FEMA's Stafford Act authorities for mitigation, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, the National Dam Safety Program, and the National Flood Insurance Program. Mr. Wright is also responsible for FEMA Disaster Reservists within the Mitigation Cadre as well as the delivery of environmental and historic preservation technical assistance and compliance across all FEMA programs. Collectively, these programs promote a risk‐conscious culture and address long‐term vulnerabilities in communities across the Nation.
Mr. Wright led the interagency development of the National Mitigation Framework required by the Presidential Policy Directive on National Preparedness (PPD‐8). In the Directive the President said, “Mitigation stands as a critical linchpin to reduce or eliminate the long‐term risks to life, property, and well‐being.”
When Mr. Wright joined FEMA in 2007, he served as the Program Executive for Risk MAP (Mapping, Assessment, and Planning). In a prior role, Mr. Wright served as a policy advisor to the Secretary of the Interior focused on land conservation measures. He has also led management consulting teams that improved the performance of government programs.
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. His post‐graduate studies include the Senior Executive Fellows program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security. A native of California, Roy and his family live in northern Virginia.