Ari Renoni

Deputy Director for Recovery Programs
Ari Renoni


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  • Master of Public Administration - Maxwell School, Syracuse University
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs - Maxwell School, Syracuse University
  • Bachelor of Arts, International Relations and Sociology - State University of New York at Genesco

Ari Renoni is a Deputy Director for Recovery Programs at Hagerty Consulting. He has spent more than 10 years working to strengthen public sector institutions. Ari is an expert in the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) Program, and is a battle-tested writer, researcher, and problem-solver. He currently serves as policy director for Hagerty’s support to the New York City Mayor’s Office its recovery from Hurricane Sandy. In this capacity, Ari is an adviser on complex federal recovery policy issues, using his expertise and skills to recommend action to senior NYC leadership. As a principal adviser for NYC’s Sandy recovery, one example of Ari’s success is helping NYC win approval for more than $200 million in FEMA funding for campus-wide flood hazard mitigation at its wastewater treatment plants.

Beyond NYC, Ari has directly supported other smaller clients recover from disasters in Georgia and Louisiana. On Hagerty’s blog – Disaster Discourse – Ari is a frequent contributor on topics in federal disaster recovery policy and legislation, in addition to some lighter pieces. Prior to Hagerty, Ari worked for the UN World Food Programme (WFP). UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the Ministry of Education in Namibia, and the Center for Policy Research at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University.

Ari has two graduate degrees – Master of Public Administration and Master of Arts in International Affairs – from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations and Sociology from the State University of New York at Genesco, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Outside of work, Ari enjoys hiking, traveling, and any other adventure with his wife and daughter.

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