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Jonathan Hoyes

Official FEMA portrait of Mr. Jonathan M. Hoyes,  Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinator (FDRC)

Jonathan Hoyes is the Director of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Division.   His career spans over twenty-five (25) years of public service and private sector experience in infrastructure systems and risk management.  

In a variety of roles, Jonathan has led field delivery of infrastructure and community assistance (Public Assistance, Individual Assistance and Mitigation programs) in all ten FEMA Regions, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands.  He also led the development and revision of the National Recovery Doctrine.

Jonathan also served as the Director of the FEMA’s Technological Hazards Division (THD) where he was responsible for overseeing preparedness activities related to radiological and chemical weapons hazards in coordination with Federal, State, local, tribal and key private sector partners inside the United States (US).  Jonathan and staff assured community preparedness in 37 States, with a population of over 160 million Americans, and across all ten FEMA Regions through the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) through the design and implementation of a Reasonable Assurance Alignment Framework (RAAF).

In 2015, Jonathan led the formation and stand up of a new Field Operations Directorate (FOD), within the FEMA’s Office Response and Recovery (ORR).  As FOD’s first Assistant Administrator, Jonathan integrated four Divisions, and over three hundred staff, at six locations nationwide, to create an efficient and effective new Directorate.  This was achieved by creating a common understanding of their individual and combined role to support the mission of FEMA’s field operations.

As the Director of the National Disaster Recovery Planning Division (NDRPD), Jonathan led the integration of NDRPD with the Office of Federal Disaster Coordination (OFDC).  As the leader of this new Division, Jonathan had responsibility to lead, train, equip, and manage FEMA’s field leadership, including Federal Coordinating Officers (FCO) and Federal Disaster Recovery Coordinators (FDRC).  During that time, he also served two years as the Chair of the interagency Recovery Support Function Leadership Group (RSFLG).    

Jonathan’s career began in the private sector focusing on infrastructure systems and risk management, both in the US and international markets.  As a successful business owner and management consultant, Jonathan developed a reputation for outstanding service to federal, state and local emergency management clients, and, in the process, helped create one of the top Professional Engineering and Consulting businesses in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Jonathan has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA in Financial Management and International Business.

Last Updated: 
08/21/2019 - 14:14