Tim Manning has worked on both the front lines and the senior most levels of homeland security, emergency management, and resilience for more than twenty-five years; Manning is a former Deputy Administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, governor’s homeland security advisor, firefighter, rescue mountaineer, and geologist. He 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. He was responsible for the establishment and design of numerous national programs and Presidential directives, overseeing more than 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 and worked with partners around the globe. 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. He is currently a Senior Advisor to the Pacific Disaster Center, on the faculty of the Disaster and Emergency Management program at Georgetown University, a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and President and CEO of Berglind-Manning l.c., an international resilience, security, and strategic policy consulting firm.
Biography current as of June 10, 2019