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David Bibo

Associate Administrator, Response & Recovery

Federal Emergency Management Agency


David Bibo, MPP, is the Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) where he helps lead the agency’s response and recovery efforts to emergencies and major disasters impacting states, local communities, tribes and territories. Prior to this role David was the Acting Associate Administrator for Policy, Program Analysis, and International Affairs at FEMA leading the Agency’s strategic and resource planning, data analytics, policy, audit, and international affairs functions. As the career Deputy Associate Administrator, he drove completion of FEMA’s 2014-2018 Strategic Plan.

David served from November 2011 – December 2013 on the staff of the White House National Security Council (NSC), most recently as Senior Director for Preparedness Policy and previous to that served as Director for Preparedness Policy, coordinating interagency efforts to implement Presidential Policy Directive-8: National Preparedness.
Before joining the NSC staff, Bibo served from 2009 – 2011 in the Office of the Administrator at the Federal Emergency Management Agency as Counselor to the Deputy Administrator.

Prior to joining the Federal Government David was selected as one of Harvard University’s inaugural Dukakis Governors’ Fellows in the office of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. He also served from 2004 – 2006 as Assistant Homeland Security Director for Boston and eight other metropolitan communities.

David holds a Master’s in Public Policy in International Security and Political Economy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Criminal Justice from Stonehill College in Easton, MA.

Speaker in

  • General Session
    Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:00 am Marriott Ballroom Salon 1, 2 & 3, Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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