Tracey L. Showman serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this role she leads an organization with a team of more than 160 professionals in the delivery of a diverse portfolio of business administrative services to include: real property and facilities, occupational safety, health, and environmental programs, records management, privacy and other support services to enable FEMA's mission success.
Within this portfolio, Ms. Showman manages more than $1 billion in enterprise-wide equipment and personal property; seven million square feet of owned and leased real property with a replacement value of $1.1 billion; and processing of more than 2,000 new FOIA cases annually with a compliance liability of more than $24 million. Ms. Showman serves as FEMA’s Designated Safety and Health Official (DSHO) and Senior Real Property Officer. In her role as the DSHO, Mr. Showman led the agency-wide COVID-19 response to preserve the FEMA workforce.
Prior to her position with FEMA, Ms. Showman served in several leadership positions in her 10-year career at the Internal Revenue Services (IRS). Most recently, as the IRS Director for Facilities Management & Security Services, she led more than a thousand real property, facilities, and security professionals responsible for delivering services to approximately 80,000 IRS employees and managing over 26 million square feet of space nationwide. As the IRS Director for Privacy and Information Protection, Ms. Showman was responsible for service-wide policies and programs to protect the sensitive information of taxpayers and employees.
Prior to joining the IRS, Ms. Showman served as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager at Jacobs Engineering Group where she teamed with clients in strategic planning, organizational development, business process improvement, and change management engagements.
Ms. Showman holds an M.B.A from Marymount University, a B.A. in political science from Colorado State University, an Executive Leadership Certificate from Georgetown University, and is an IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional.