Tim Manning is the Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness. In that capacity, he oversees the National Preparedness Directorate, the Grants Program Directorate, the National Continuity Programs Directorate, and the National Capital Region Coordination Directorate. Working with partners at all levels of government, the private sector, and community organizations across the county, and though the coordination of FEMA’s preparedness, prevention, and protection initiatives, Mr. Manning is responsible for FEMA’s efforts toward building a whole-community based national preparedness.
As a former firefighter, emergency medical technician, rescue mountaineer, hazardous materials specialist, and geologist, he brings almost two decades of diverse, frontline emergency management experience to FEMA.
Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Manning served as the Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisor to the Governor. Mr. Manning entered the New Mexico State government as the hazardous materials response program coordinator for the Department of Public Safety. He rose through the ranks, serving as the Chief of the Emergency Operations Bureau and then as the Department’s Director. In 2005, Mr. Manning was named Homeland Security Advisor to then-Governor Bill Richardson and in 2007, the State’s first Secretary of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
Deputy Administrator Manning earned a Bachelors of Science in Geology from Eastern Illinois University, studied terrorism and political violence at the University of St. Andrews, and is a graduate of the Executive Leaders Program (ELP) at the Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.