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Timothy Manning

For more than two decades, Tim Manning has worked on both the front lines and in the senior most levels of homeland security, crisis and emergency management, and resilience at the state, local, federal, and international levels; Tim is a former Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, governor’s homeland security advisor, firefighter-EMT, (serving in both urban and rural departments and the wildland interface), rescue mountaineer, and geologist.

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He is currently a Senior Advisor to the Pacific Disaster Center and the President and CEO of Berglind-Manning l.c., a resilience, security, and strategic policy consulting firm. Tim served through the entirety of the Barack Obama administration as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Protection and National Preparedness, having been confirmed by the U.S. Senate in the spring of 2009. While at FEMA, working with partners at all levels of government, the private sector, and community organizations across the country, Mr. Manning was responsible for the federal government’s efforts toward building capabilities to prevent and respond to terrorist and cyber attacks at home and building a whole-of-society based resilience. Tim was responsible for the establishment and design of numerous national programs and Presidential directives. For the past eight years, he has overseen the efforts of over a thousand staff, the provision of over twenty billion dollars in grants and assistance, and the education and training of millions of America’s first responders and homeland security professionals. He helped coordinate the response to countless emergencies and disasters throughout the United States. He has extensive international experience, representing the United States as head of delegation in over 30 bilateral and multilateral engagements, including eight annual ministerial and director-general level APEC forums, NATO senior Committee plenaries, and the UN World Disaster Forum in Sendai, Japan. Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Manning served as the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Bill Richardson, where he directed the State’s efforts on border security, information and intelligence sharing, and disaster response. Tim originally joined the New Mexico State government civil service following a decade as a consulting geologist. Starting as a staff hazardous materials coordinator, he climbed through the ranks to become Director of the New Mexico Office of Emergency Management, then Deputy Secretary for Emergency Services of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. He has served on regional and national policy boards and committees across the homeland security and emergency management spectrum, including Chairman of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, co-Chair of the National Homeland Security Consortium, Chairman of the Response and Homeland Security committees of the National Emergency Management Association, and Chair of the Intelligence Committee of the National Governors Association - Homeland Security Advisors Council. Tim has been actively involved in the training and education of homeland security professionals throughout his career, serving as an instructor in the fire service and mountain rescue community, and lecturer at the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Deputy Administrator Manning earned a Master of Letters with distinction in Terrorism and Political Violence from the University of St. Andrews, a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Eastern Illinois University, and is a graduate of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.