As Acting Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery, David Bibo has overseen FEMA’s response, recovery, logistics, and field operations nationwide since January 2020. A career member of the Senior Executive Service since 2012, Mr. Bibo first joined FEMA in 2009, and has served in roles including Deputy Associate Administrator for Response and Recovery, Deputy Associate Administrator and Associate Administrator for Policy, Program Analysis and International Affairs, and Acting FEMA Chief of Staff. He served in senior roles during the 2017 and 2018 hurricane seasons including Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Michael, the 2017 and 2018 California wildfires, the 2020 Puerto Rico earthquakes, and has overseen FEMA operations nationwide in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Bibo served as Director and then Senior Director for Preparedness on the staff of the White House National Security Council (NSC) from November 2011 – December 2013. In these roles, he oversaw development and implementation of policy on national preparedness, national security and emergency preparedness communications, and medical and public health preparedness for natural and manmade biological incidents. Mr. Bibo also served previously as a Special Advisor to the Director of the United States Secret Service.
Prior to joining Federal service, Mr. Bibo served in state and local government. In 2007, as one of Harvard’s inaugural Dukakis Governors’ Fellows, he supported the Massachusetts Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor in building the Commonwealth’s preparedness. Mr. Bibo served from 2004 – 2006 as Assistant Homeland Security Director for the City of Boston and eight metropolitan communities, designing and implementing initiatives to build the region’s preparedness and response capabilities in the wake of September 11th.
Mr. Bibo holds a Master’s in Public Policy with a concentration in International Security and Political Economy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts from Stonehill College in Easton, MA. Mr. Bibo worked his way through college as an EMT in metro-Boston. He lives in Washington, DC, with Dr. Erin Ward Bibo and their three children.