Michael A. Coen, Jr. has supported emergency management operations for over 24 years, most recently as a Senior Homeland Security & Emergency Management Adviser at IEM. He previously served as FEMA’s Chief of Staff for Administrator W. Craig Fugate, assisting in the management of disaster response and recovery operations. He served as the primary liaison to the President’s National Security Council Staff for all matters relating to emergency management in the United States and helped lead response efforts to over 500 presidentially declared Stafford Act events, including the 2011 tornado disasters in Alabama and Missouri, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Hurricane Matthew and the Louisiana floods of 2016.
Prior to his Chief of Staff role, Coen served as Counselor to the FEMA Administrator where he provided guidance on strategic plans and policies and emergency management public policy issues. Coen has served in other emergency management and government roles throughout his career, including as Deputy State Coordinating Officer for the State of Louisiana providing technical support and assistance to communities affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.