Ms. Kimberly Brown Davis served as the Acting Deputy Chief Security Officer (A/DCSO) for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) August 2020 – October 2021. In this role, Kim supported the implementation of security services and programs which protect FEMA personnel, resources, facilities, information and equipment. As the Deputy CSO, Kim continues to drive results and develop security programs, policies and initiatives where she integrates resources and establishes networks across the agency to achieve the mission and lead teams of security professionals.
Prior to this assignment, Kim served as the Director for the Personnel Security Division (PSD) in the FEMA Office of the Chief Security Officer (OCSO). In this position, she managed the administration of the FEMA Personnel Security, Suitability and Fitness Program. Kim joined FEMA OCSO in September 2016, but her federal career spans over thirty years. She also served as Personnel Security Chief at the Department of Treasury; and Personnel Security Deputy Chief at the Transportation Security Administration; beginning her Personnel Security career in the Department of Defense, Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals in 2000.
Professional accomplishments include providing oversight in maturing the Security Community of Practice, guiding the development of the OCSO Strategic Implementation Plan and implementing process improvement strategies for Personnel Security processing to ensure agency compliance with the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act (IRTPA). Kim oversaw the FEMA PSD operations during the 2017 Hurricane season in which the organization processed over 95,000 cases within a 3-month period. She mostly enjoys the opportunity to mentor future leaders.
Kim earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and a Certificate of Paralegal Studies from UMUC. She successfully completed the FEMA Pinnacle Leadership Program. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.