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Kelly Wolslayer, FEMA Region III Response Division Director

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Kelly Wolslayer joined the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in September 2015 to serve as the Response Division Director in Region III.  As the Response Division Director, Kelly leads a team of dedicated emergency managers that provide the coordinated Federal response capabilities needed to save and sustain lives, minimize suffering, and protect property in a timely and effective manner in communities that have been impacted by natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other emergencies. Response program activities encompass the coordination of all federal emergency management response operations, response planning, logistics programs and integration of federal, state, tribal nation and local disaster programs.  This coordination ensures efficient and effective delivery of immediate emergency assistance to individuals and communities impacted and overwhelmed by these disasters, emergencies, or acts of terrorism.

Prior to FEMA, Ms. Wolslayer served for five years at Department of Homeland Security overseeing the Department’s Continuity of Operations programs and nine years as Director, Treasury Emergency Programs where she was responsible for directing all aspects of the Treasury Emergency Management and Homeland Security Program. Before joining Treasury headquarters, Ms. Wolslayer served as the Deputy Director, Access Controls in the Security Evaluation and Oversight Office at the Internal Revenue Service.  Ms. Wolslayer started her professional career in July 1989 as an Information Systems Analyst, Office of Information Management and Technology in the US General Accounting Office. 

Ms. Wolslayer graduated from the Pennsylvania State University, earning a BS in Math/Systems Analysis. She also has a Master’s Certificate in Management Information Systems from George Washington University and a Master Of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense) from the Naval Post Graduate School.  She most recently completed the Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program at American University.

Photo by Amanda Hancher - Dec 31, 2019
Last Updated: December 31, 2019