Sandy Geiselman joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in April 2008. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service (SES) in September 2012 when she was selected as Chief, Enterprise Business Unit for Mission Support. In this assignment she is charged with providing business management support that will deliver a solid foundation of strategic integration, performance measurement, policy administration, financial resource management, talent management, ongoing business process improvement, and customer service excellence for Mission Support.
Prior to this assignment, Geiselman was detailed to the Transportation Security Administration as a Deputy Federal Security Director at Dulles Airport as part of the DHS SES Candidate Development Program. As part of the same program, she also served in the Office of the FEMA Administrator as Integrator, Disaster Workforce Transformation. Geiselman was charged with strategically synchronizing and driving progress on several major disaster workforce initiatives and integrating the efforts of the accountable executives.
Previously, Geiselman also served as Director, Strategic Resource Management Office for Protection and National Preparedness. Her initial assignment with FEMA was as Director, Business Operations for the National Preparedness Directorate.
Prior to joining FEMA, Geiselman was Chief of Staff for L-3 Communications’ SBInet project and had also previously served as Director of Development for the Center for Women’s Business Research.
From 1986 to 2005, Geiselman worked in various capacities for The Pfaltzgraff Co., the country’s largest dinnerware company, including assignments as Vice-President of Logistics and Divisional Vice-President of Sales and Business Development.
Before her tenure at Pfaltzgraff, Geiselman had a 12-year career as an active duty naval officer, including assignment as Director of the Secretary of the Navy’s White House Liaison Office. After joining Pfaltzgraff in 1986, she continued her military career in the Naval Reserve where she was selected for three command tours and retired as a Captain in August 2002.
During her distinguished naval career she was awarded five Meritorious Service medals and four Navy Commendation medals. Geiselman has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Grove City College and an Executive Program Masters of Business Administration degree from Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business.