Moises Dugan is the Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 6 Deputy Administrator. In this position, Moises is responsible for the administration of emergency management programs in the FEMA Region 6 states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. He also is responsible for oversight and implementation of response and recovery operations for presidentially-declared disasters in the five-state region.
Moises comes to FEMA Region 6 from FEMA Region 4 in Atlanta, Georgia, where he served as the Mitigation Division Director and was responsible for leading risk reduction activities; and enforcing federal floodplain management, environmental, and historic preservation compliance in an eight-state region.
Prior to joining FEMA Region 4 in 2014, Moises worked for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG), Office of Emergency Management Oversight, in Frisco, Texas where he coordinated the deployment of DHS-OIG personnel to perform proactive oversight of FEMA disaster operations nationwide and managed the Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants audit portfolio. He also worked in the Office of Audits in Denton, Texas, and the Office of Inspections in Washington D.C., where he led FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program audits, as well as a series of comprehensive reviews of FEMA’s response to Hurricane Katrina.
Prior to joining the DHS-OIG in 2003, Moises initially served as the Infrastructure Branch Chief, and later as the Response Operations Branch Chief for FEMA Region 6. During this time, he worked on a number of high-profile Federal disasters, including the Cerro Grande fire in New Mexico in 2000 and the loss of the Space Shuttle Columbia over Texas and Louisiana in 2003.
Moises began his emergency management career in 1989 with the Texas Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management as the State Public Assistance Officer. He was later promoted to the position of Recovery Section Administrator, serving as the Governor’s Authorized Representative and State Coordinating Officer during federally-declared disasters.
Moises graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Government. After graduating college and completing Officer Candidate School, he also received his officer commission in the United States Marine Corps.