Trump plans to appoint former AEMA official to lead FEMAMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Feb 16 2019 11:10 AM
WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump says he will nominate Jeffrey Byard, a former Alabama Emergency Management Agency official, to head the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Jeffrey Byard held several positions in the AEMA before he joined FEMA in 2017 during response to Hurricanes Harvey in Texas and Irma in Florida. He most recently served as the Executive Operations Officer for the AEMA. He currently serves as the associate administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery for FEMA.
During his time at AEMA, he led emergency management operations for AEMA, serving as either the Alabama State Coordinating Officer or Deputy. These operations included the country’s first large-scale state evacuation during Hurricane Gustav, response and recovery operations for the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill and 2011 Super Outbreak, which was the largest, costliest and deadliest tornado outbreaks ever recorded.