Angela R. Gladwell is the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Risk Management Directorate. She has more than twenty years of experience in emergency management and environmental policy and over twelve years of experience leading federal programs. Gladwell has worked to inform public decision-making and improve inter-governmental collaboration, partnership and transparency in reducing the nation’s risk to natural disasters.
Gladwell directs FEMA’s Risk Management programs ensuring the Federal Government is a leader in prioritizing federal investments for mitigation and resilience, implementing higher codes and standards for federal action, and assisting communities in reducing disaster costs. She also co-chairs the inter-agency Mitigation Framework Leadership Group that coordinates mitigation and resilience efforts.
Before joining the Risk Management Directorate in 2016, Gladwell spent the last decade as the Director of FEMA’s Office of Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation. During this time, she modernized FEMA’s environmental compliance function to meet the rapidly evolving nature of emergency management programs and operations as a result of major disaster events.
EDUCATION Master of Arts in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation from University of Mary Washington