New Associate Administrator Joins FEMA Leadership Team

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November 29, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell swore in Anne Bink today as the agency’s Associate Administrator of the Office of Response and Recovery.

Bink was appointed by President Biden earlier this year. In her new position, she will oversee the areas of response, recovery, logistics and field operations.

“I’m excited and humbled to lead and work alongside a group of dedicated and talented emergency managers,” said Bink. “FEMA, along with our federal, state and local partners, continues working in challenging times, as preparing for and responding to severe weather is a year-round exercise. I am committed to working alongside the administrator, our FEMA team and partners in helping people before, during and after disasters.”

Prior to joining FEMA, Bink served as the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Deputy Commissioner for Disaster Recovery. In that role, she oversaw a portfolio of over $20 billion in active disasters. She also oversaw the development of major resiliency projects, including the Bay Park Conveyance Project and the Suffolk County Coastal Resiliency Initiative, which will reduce nitrogen along Long Island’s shoreline and protect against storm surge in extreme weather events.

Bink also served in various leadership roles within the New York State Division of the Budget, where she developed and negotiated key budget initiatives and policies, including an expansion of pre-kindergarten programs and a paid family leave program.

Last updated November 29, 2021