Nick Shufro

Shufro, Nick
Assistant Administrator, Risk Management Directorate, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security

Nick Shufro serves as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistant Administrator for the Risk Management Directorate within the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA).  Mr. Shufro directs and manages the Risk Management Directorate's responsibilities in support of the Agency's mission, including strategic planning, policy development, budget execution, program management and reports to Congress.   The Risk Management Directorate leverages partnerships across the public and private sector to compel the public to motivate and empower communities to own their evolving risk.

Through Mr. Shufro’s leadership, the Directorate does this by managing a suite of programs that analyze and assess hazards, manage risks, and engage with partners to communicate risk.  The Directorate’s program portfolio includes the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning Program, the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program, the National Dam Safety Program, and National Mitigation Planning.  These programs must not stand alone; rather their integrated delivery best enables FIMA to realize its value to society by creating safer communities through reducing loss of life and property; enabling individuals to recover more rapidly from floods and other disasters; and lessening the financial impact on the Treasury, States, Tribes and communities.

Mr. Shufro was appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Service in 2016.  He holds a Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University, and a Masters of Business Administration, Finance and International Business from New York University’s Stern School of Business with a study abroad at L’Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of Michigan.

Mr. Shufro has more than 30 years of energy, financial, adaptation, resilience, environmental health and safety management, and performance reporting experience, working and consulting for industry, government, utilities, trade associations, and non-governmental agencies in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia.  Recently, Mr. Shufro served as the Director of Sustainable Business Solutions for PricewaterhouseCoopers.  Prior to joining PwC, Mr. Shufro was the Manager for Regulatory Affairs & Policy Planning, Environment, Health and Safety at United Technologies, and the Director for Program Development at U.S.-Asia Environmental Partnership.  Nick and his family live in Avon, CT.

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