Eric Letvin

Eric Letvin

Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation

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"When Climate Moves Communities"

About this Speaker

Eric Letvin serves as FEMA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for Mitigation. He directs FEMA’s pre- and post-disaster mitigation programs that support sustainable, disaster-resilient communities to avoid the loss of life and property, and reduce the financial impacts of natural hazards. These programs include the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Program, the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, the Flood Mitigation Assistance grants, the Floodplain Management component of the NFIP, and the Community Rating System. Mr. Letvin also leads the hazard mitigation disaster workforce cadre and overall disaster operations for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration.

Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Letvin was the Director of Hazard Mitigation and Risk Reduction Policy with the National Security Council, The White House. He coordinated the development and effective delivery of mitigation capabilities identified in the National Preparedness Goal and advised the President in the mitigation mission area. Mr. Letvin led interagency efforts to develop Executive Orders to increase the resiliency of the built environment to flood, earthquake and wildfire hazards. Mr. Letvin was also the Disaster and Failure Studies Program Director within the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Engineering Laboratory. Before coming to NIST, Mr. Letvin was Leader of Infrastructure Research and Resiliency Team in the Homeland Security Group of URS (AECOM). Mr. Letvin holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland-Baltimore.