Andrew D’Amora currently serves as the Deputy Regional Administrator of FEMA Region 2.
Selected September 2022, D’Amora is responsible for the administration and oversight of all emergency management programs, including response, recovery and preparedness in the states of New Jersey and New York, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Territory of the United States Virgin Islands and the Native American Tribal Nations in the Region.
D’Amora has been a dedicated public servant for more than three decades serving in critical leadership roles in the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and New York City Emergency Management (NYCEM).
Prior to joining FEMA, D’Amora served as the Commissioner of NYCEM, where he led the agency through a mayoral transition and advanced key initiatives including updating several plans, such as the Citywide Incident Management System and Strategic Plan, to ensure they were comprehensive and understandable.
In his role as NYCEM’s Chief of Staff, D’Amora managed the deployment of New York City staff to support Hurricane Maria response operations in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He also coordinated NYCEM’s response to events ranging from extreme heat to building collapses. As First Deputy Commissioner, D’Amora led NYCEM through disasters that varied in scope, including Tropical Storm Isaias, remnants of Hurricane Ida and COVID-19 response.
Earlier in his distinguished career D’Amora served as NYPD’s Commanding Officer of the Operations Division where he responded to the September 11th terrorist attacks, large-scale planned and unplanned events like the iconic New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square, the New York City Marathon and hurricanes Irene and Sandy. In this critical role he also oversaw interagency coordination through the Joint Operations Center.
After serving in several commands throughout New York City’s five boroughs, he completed his 32-year career in the rank of Deputy Chief.
D'Amora holds a Master of Science in Protection Management with a concentration in Emergency Management from John Jay College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from St. Joseph's College. He is also a graduate of the Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security and is a graduate of the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.