Corey Gruber currently serves as the Acting Associate Administrator in the Office of Response and Recovery (ORR) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Prior to joining ORR, Mr. Gruber served on the White House National Security Council (NSC) as the Senior Director for Preparedness Policy, Acting Special Assistant Resilience Policy, and Senior Director for Response Policy. Before joining the NSC, Mr. Gruber’s service to the Federal Government included: Assistant Administrator, National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), Acting Assistant Secretary of Grants and Training in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) former Preparedness Directorate, Executive Director of the National Preparedness Task Force, and leading the implementation of Homeland Security Presidential Directive-8 (National Preparedness).
Before joining the federal government in 2001, Mr. Gruber was Deputy Director of the Emergency Management Division for Research Planning, Inc., where he supported planning, training, exercise, and continuity needs for public and private sector clientele. He oversaw conduct of over 250 training exercises for 120 major metropolitan areas to help those areas prepare for response to terrorist use of weapons of mass destruction.
A retired U.S. Army officer, Mr. Gruber also served as Chief of Plans for the Department of Defense’s Director of Military Support, where he was responsible for Military Support to Civilian Authorities, including planning and response to more than 50 major disasters and emergencies, and management of classified continuity of operations programs.
Mr. Gruber is the recipient of the President’s Meritorious Senior Executive Award in 2010 and the 2006 Secretary’s Silver Medal, which is awarded for exceptionally meritorious service to the department and the federal government. Mr. Gruber received a Bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University, and a Master’s degree from Chapman University. He is married and has two children, including a son who serves in the U.S. Army Special Forces.