Roy E. Wright serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Deputy Associate Administrator for Insurance and Mitigation. As the senior career leader in FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration, he leads the delivery of the agency’s risk management, risk reduction, and flood insurance programs. These programs act as a catalyst to drive increased understanding and proactive actions to help people in communities reduce their losses from natural hazards.
Mr. Wright is the chief operating officer of the National Flood Insurance Program, serving 5 million policyholders across more than 22,000 communities. He leads the reinsurance and risk transfer program that underpins the National Flood Insurance Fund. Additionally, he directs the mitigation and resilience programs under FEMA's Stafford Act authorities, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and the National Dam Safety Program. Collectively, these FEMA programs promote a risk-conscious culture, enable faster recovery from flood disasters, address repeated flooding, and address long-term vulnerabilities to life, property, and well-being in communities across the Nation.
Mr. Wright was appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Service in 2013. He earned a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Azusa Pacific University. A native of California, Roy and his family live in northern Virginia.