Mr. Grimm serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistant Administrator for Mitigation. Mr. Grimm directs FEMA’s pre- and post-disaster mitigation programs that support sustainable, disaster-resilient communities, to avoid or reduce the loss of life, property, and financial impacts of natural hazards. These programs include the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program, the Flood Mitigation Assistance grants, the Floodplain Management component of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the Community Rating System under the NFIP. In addition, Mr. Grimm leads the hazard mitigation disaster workforce cadre and overall disaster operations for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.
Mr. Grimm was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2011. Throughout his nearly 20 year career at FEMA, Mr. Grimm has worked to improve coordination, collaboration, and transparency across the various levels of government to align the larger national mitigation policy agenda for reducing risk nationally and creating more disaster-resilient communities.
Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Grimm worked in other governmental positions including with the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, emergency and floodplain management program; with the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality; and for the United States Geological Survey, National Research Program, in Denver, Colorado. Mr. Grimm holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and a Master of Science in Earth Resources from Colorado State University. Mr. Grimm also received a certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School.