David Maurstad

David Maurstad

Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance and Mitigation
FEMA

About this Speaker

David Maurstad is the Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance and Mitigation (FIMA), Senior Executive of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

David is a veteran emergency manager and staunch advocate of creating a national culture of preparedness. Forty years of experience in disaster resilience and the insurance industry suited his position as the head of FEMA’s Insurance and Mitigation Administration, where he guided transformative efforts to communicate risk, increase flood insurance coverage and incentivize mitigation actions. As the NFIP’s senior executive, he led the largest single-peril insurance operation in the world providing more than $1.3 trillion in flood coverage to more than 5 million U.S. policyholders.

During his tenure with FEMA, David has held leadership positions for hundreds of disaster operations, including Hurricanes Katrina, Matthew, Irma, Maria and Michael, tropical storm Harvey and countless catastrophic flooding and wildfire events. David’s expertise in disaster recovery and strategic risk management stems from extensive experience in local government as a Nebraska mayor, state Senator and Lt. Governor. David continues to drive the conversation around resilience with his bold call to reduce disaster suffering in our lifetime and for generations to come.

David earned his MBA from the University of Nebraska. He’s a former board member of the National Academy of Science, Water, and Technology and was a senior federal official during the XIX Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah.