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2017 transition leadership at FEMA announced

Jan 26, 2017

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced several leadership changes that took place immediately following the Presidential Inauguration on Jan. 20, to ensure that there is no interruption in the delivery of FEMA’s critical mission. Robert Fenton, who is serving as acting FEMA administrator, has had a significant role in numerous large-scale U.S. response and recovery operations since he joined FEMA in 1996. Fenton has served as deputy associate administrator in FEMA’s Office of Response and Recovery, as well as regional administrator for Region 9. David Grant, who is serving as acting FEMA deputy administrator, has served as FEMA associate administrator of mission support since 2015. Prior to joining FEMA, Grant was chief of agency-wide shared services for the Internal Revenue Service. A full list of new acting leadership at FEMA is available online.