Michael F. Moriarty serves as Deputy Regional Administrator for Region II overseeing all FEMA emergency operations throughout New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. With the Regional Administrator, he is responsible for ensuring that regional operational priorities align with national policies and that the region actively collaborates with state, local, tribal and private sector partners to deliver accessible and coordinated federal disaster assistance and effective long term recovery programs. He maintains robust coordination amongst state and federal agencies in the region to enhance the readiness posture of the various Emergency Support Functions and to continuously improve the region’s emergency management and homeland security capabilities.
Mike initially joined Region II as the Federal Preparedness Coordinator in 2008. His work was distinguished by efforts to integrate planning, training and exercises across the several program areas. The partnerships he forged with state and local emergency managers, as well as with private sector and non-governmental organizations, helped facilitate capability building and integration amongst those stakeholders.
Mike retired as a captain in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve, most recently serving as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Reserve Unit at U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) in Miami, Florida. The unit provided subject matter expertise in support of several SOUTHCOM Directorates and participated in the planning and execution of exercises in the Central and South American area of responsibility. He was recalled to active duty following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 to lead a major security initiative for the Port of New York and New Jersey. He served as Executive Officer and Deputy Commander for Coast Guard Sector New York.
For eight years prior to 9/11, Mike served as Director of Police for Jersey City, New Jersey, leading a force of 900 officers and 300 civilians through a comprehensive transition to a more proactive, problem-oriented model of policing. He also served as Assistant Counsel for Public Safety under New Jersey Governor Thomas H. Kean and as Director of Public Safety for North Brunswick Township, New Jersey.
Mike holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Dayton, a Masters in Public Administration from New York University, and a law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.