Lee Mayfield


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Lee Mayfield

Director of Response

Lee Mayfield is a proven emergency management leader with over 13 years of experience in disaster planning, response, and recovery – specializing in state and local coordination, training and exercise, mass care, evacuation prioritization, and crisis response.

Prior to joining Hagerty, Lee served as the Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management for Lee County, FL where he oversaw and supported the county’s response to and recovery from Hurricane Irma in 2017. This event included the largest evacuation in the area’s history as well as the largest single-county sheltering operation within the State of Florida. Following Hurricane Irma, he coordinated a multi-jurisdictional effort, applying for and securing approximately $40 million in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funding.

While at Lee County, he also led his team through varying hazards including a significant cyber incident; numerous severe flooding and tropical weather events; and the COVID-19 response and recovery. Additionally, Lee has experience with several hurricane response deployments under mutual aid to neighboring jurisdictions.

Prior to his local government service, Lee worked for the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) in a variety of positions including as a State Regional Coordinator focused as a liaison between counties. In this role, events he responded to include the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Haiti Repatriation of United States (US) citizens post-earthquake, numerous severe weather incidents, and National Special Security Events (NSSEs).

Lee holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a Master of Public Administration and Policy degree from Florida State University. He was born and raised in Miami, Florida and currently resides in Tampa.

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