Donald Lumpkins

Donald “Doc” Lumpkins is the Chief Financial Officer at the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the lead state agency for managing a wide range of natural, technological, and human-caused incidents in the State of Maryland.

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In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the fiscal management of MEMA’s federal programs and state operations, mentoring staff and colleagues, and supporting emergency operations Mr. Lumpkins is the former Director of the National Integration Center at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), where from 2013 to 2017 he provided leadership, strategic analysis, and counsel to the FEMA Deputy Administrator on an array of issues related to the design and implementation of the National Preparedness System. Mr. Lumpkins is a nationally recognized leader in homeland security and emergency management. His key professional accomplishments include designing the first National Preparedness Goal and National Preparedness System; modernizing state and local planning guidance through the development of Comprehensive Preparedness Guide 101; directing the implementation of the National Exercise Program and the update of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program; providing leadership to an interagency group to overhaul emergency planning for schools and houses of worship; and organizing a nationwide review and update of the National Incident Management System. Mr. Lumpkins has previously served in senior positions in both federal and state government. He has also deployed for a variety of incidents in Maryland and around the country, providing operational and planning leadership during the initial response and recovery. Mr. Lumpkins earned his Bachelor of Science in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law in Baltimore, Maryland. He earned his Master of Public Administration from the University of Baltimore. He is a graduate of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security’s Executive Leadership Program at the Naval Postgraduate School. Mr. Lumpkins is an active member of the Maryland Bar.