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January 10, 2013
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DENTON, Texas – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today named Tony Robinson as Regional Administrator for FEMA Region 6.

“In a career spanning 25 years, Tony has provided leadership and oversight during more than 50 federally-declared disasters,” said FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate. “He’s an exceptional public servant and he will be a great asset and advocate for the residents of this region in the years to come.”

Robinson has been with FEMA since 1987. He has served as the FEMA Region 6 Acting Administrator since May 2012, and was named FEMA Region 6 Deputy Administrator in January 2012. Robinson also previously held the position of FEMA Region 6 Recovery Division Director, where he was responsible for the administration of recovery programs in the five regional states – Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas.

As Regional Administrator, Robinson will continue to work closely with state and local emergency managers, leveraging regional as well as national resources to assist partners in their on-going efforts to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate disasters.

“I am honored to work with a great staff in FEMA and the Region 6 family,” said Robinson. “I look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with our states and other emergency management partners, and the opportunity to serve our citizens and communities.”

Robinson fills the position which was vacated by previous FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Russell in May of last year, when Russell was named Superintendent of FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute.

FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

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January 10, 2013 - 10:34
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