Michael M. Grimm is the Assistant Administrator for Risk Management. Grimm directs FEMA’s Risk Management programs to prioritize federal investments for mitigation and resilience, implementing higher codes and standards for federal action, and assisting communities in reducing disaster costs.
From 2014-2018, Mr. Grimm directed FEMA’s pre- and post-disaster mitigation programs that support sustainable, disaster-resilient communities, to avoid or reduce the loss of life, property, and financial impacts of natural hazards.
From 2011-2014, Mr. Grimm directed FEMA’s Individual Assistance Division and was responsible for FEMA disaster response and recovery programs. He served as co-chair of the Mass Care Council and as FEMA representative on the board of directors for National Voluntary Agencies Active in Disasters.
In addition to his 20-year career at FEMA, Grimm worked in other governmental positions including with the City of Fort Collins, Colorado, emergency and floodplain management program; with the State of Wyoming, Department of Environmental Quality; and for the United States Geological Survey, National Research Program, in Denver, Colorado.
EDUCATION Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont Master of Science in Earth Resources from Colorado State University Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institution and Washington University in St. Louis, Olin Business School.