Brock Long

Brock Long is the former Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Confirmed in June 2017 by the US Senate with strong bipartisan support (95-4), Brock served as the Nation’s principal advisor to the President responsible for coordinating the entire array of federal government resources down through 50 states, 573 tribal governments, and 16 island territories to assist them with executing disaster preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. Brock is the 10th Administrator and the youngest to hold the office. While serving as Administrator, Brock coordinated the federal government’s response to over 144 Presidentially declared disasters and 112 wildfires, including three of the Nation’s most devastating hurricanes and five of the worst wildfires ever experienced. During this time, nearly $44 billion of disaster activity occurred under the various federal recovery programs.

As the FEMA Administrator, Brock led two major initiatives which will have long-lasting impacts on the emergency management community. He rapidly transformed the agency’s business enterprise by implementing innovative Community Lifeline and FEMA Integration Team concepts to strengthen public-private partnerships and permanently embed full-time staff within the offices of state and tribal governments to better meet constituent needs. Further, as the result of effective advocacy and eight influential Congressional testimonies, Congress passed the Disaster Recovery Reform Act and made pre-disaster mitigation a national priority, provided meaningful changes to the FEMA workforce, and bolstered state and local emergency management capability.

From 2008-2011, Brock served as Director of Alabama’s Emergency Management Agency (AEMA) under Governor Bob Riley. As Director, he served as the State Coordinating Officer for 14 disasters, including eight presidentially-declared events. Brock also served as an on-scene State Incident Commander for the Alabama Unified Command during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

He is a graduate of the prestigious Executive Leadership Program offered by the US Naval Postgraduate School/Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He attended Appalachian State University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Public Administration.

As Hagerty’s Executive Chairman, Brock will work with the Senior Leadership team to advance Hagerty’s thought leadership and advocacy, using lessons gained from his time as FEMA Administrator and in his previous work as both a consultant and public servant leading local, state, and federal emergency management programs. You can follow his thought leadership at: www.linkedin.com/in/brock-long

Brian Baker

Brian Baker is an expert in preparedness, response, disaster recovery and homeland security. With close to two decades of public service and public safety leadership, he has served in a variety of senior level management positions for public, private, and non-governmental organizations. Brian has extensive experience in organizational leadership, program management, public health, planning and policy development, strategic planning, and large national security event coordination. He has broad real-time, in-the-field practice directing and managing complex, multi-faced initiatives and tasks with noteworthy skills in problem-solving, decision-making, and critical analysis. During times of crisis, Brian has guided teams of staff through nationally and locally declared disasters and emergency events.

Before coming to Hagerty, Brian served as the Executive Deputy Director and Interim Director of the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA). In this role, he led a team of over 100 full time employees, managed $200 million annually in local and federal grant funds, served on prominent policy groups, oversaw the DC fusion center, and served as the Consequence Management Chair for more than 25 National Special Security Events (NSSEs), including four presidential inaugurations and two papal visits. Before becoming Executive Deputy Director, Brian served as the Homeland Security Advisor, the State Administrative Officer for grants and federal funding and the State Coordinating Officer for the District. Overall, he was responsible for emergency planning, preparedness, response, and recovery for the city, including operations for a 24-hour emergency operations center and the Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center.

Other roles that Brian held at DC HSEMA include the Chief of Staff, Assistant Director for Preparedness, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Manager for numerous activations, including multiple presidential disaster declarations and NSSEs. Prior to rejoining DC HSEMA in 2012, Brian was a director for SAIC supporting the preparedness, response and recovery business lines.

A seasoned communicator, speaker, facilitator, and evaluator, Brian is sought after as a board member, senior advisor, subject matter expert, and speaker to various emergency management industry-related activities, associations, programs, panels, consortiums, and committees. Brian currently serves as Hagerty’s Vice President, where he acts as one of Hagerty’s public facing leaders and plays a leading role in Hagerty’s business development and growth efforts.

Garrett Ingoglia

Garrett Ingoglia has a unique combination of skills and experience across all phases of emergency management and humanitarian assistance, including executive leadership roles in private and non-profit organizations in both domestic and international settings. Garrett has a strong track record of launching and rapidly scaling up new programs and operations and helping clients solve complex policy and operational issues in the disaster resilience, response, and recovery space.

One of the highlights of Garrett’s career was his leadership in the West African Ebola epidemic while Vice President of Emergency Programs at the international non-governmental organization (NGO) Americares. Garrett led a team that staffed and supplied Ebola treatment units in Liberia and delivered personal protective equipment, medicine, and supplies to health facilities across Liberia and Sierra Leone. While with Americares, Garrett guided the provision of more than $100 million in medicine, supplies, and other assistance in response to disasters in more than 20 countries, and successfully launched long-term health programming in Haiti, the Philippines, Liberia, and Nepal.

On the domestic front, Garrett led the development of the San Francisco Bay Area Urban Areas Security Initiative’s (UASI) first regional emergency response plan, facilitating stakeholder engagement and developing a blueprint for coordinated multi-jurisdictional response to a disaster event that struck the region. He also provided strategic and operational assistance to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in implementing housing recovery operations in Florida during the historic 2004 hurricane season, led Hagerty’s support to FEMA’s innovative Joint Housing Solutions Group, and provided technical assistance to FEMA during multiple infrastructure recovery operations, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Garrett is often called upon by media outlets to provide his perspective on disaster events, and has appeared in USA Today, CNN Headline News (HLN), ABC 7 New York, Sky News, WNYC’s The Takeaway, Marketplace, and WCBS 880.

Garrett is based in New York City, where he supports the City of New York and other Hagerty clients, and is charged with fostering partnerships and developing business across Hagerty’s business lines. Garrett originally joined Hagerty has a Vice President in 2008, before leaving in 2012 to lead humanitarian assistance programs for international NGO Americares. Prior to Americares, Garrett managed emergency management and homeland security programs for the URS Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Garrett has a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and earned his Bachelor of Arts from Williams College.

Kevin Fuller

Kevin Fuller currently serves as a Deputy Director of Recovery for Hagerty Consulting. In his 10+ years as a public sector and disaster recovery consultant, Kevin has demonstrated his expertise in multiple facets of disaster recovery since the early days of the Hurricane Katrina recovery in Louisiana. His recovery experience has developed an analytical and detail-oriented skillset with a focus on project management, policy knowledge, and financial analysis. With Hagerty since 2013, Kevin has assisted local municipalities throughout the country as they navigate the complex web of recovery programs after a disaster event. In New York City after Hurricane Sandy, Kevin assisted in the initial development of $450 million in 404 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program applications before becoming a member of the Project Management Team (PMT) for the overall recovery. As a member of the PMT, Kevin monitored citywide Project Worksheet (PW) development progress to identify trends and issues to prioritize either internally or with FEMA, coordinated with the various Hagerty teams, and managed other special projects.

In addition to NYC, he has directly supported numerous smaller local government clients around the country, either managing the recovery individually or leading a small team. For one client in South Carolina, Hagerty was able to work collaboratively with FEMA and state-level stakeholders to reverse what was initially an ineligibility determination for beach damage, first restoring eligibility for the work to the tune of $220 thousand, but then validating an improved estimated cost of $1.2 million. Outside of disaster recovery, Kevin has also worked on financial deficiency remediation planning for the Department of Navy and financial process improvement projects for the Coast Guard and Department of Justice.

Kevin has a Master of Business Administration degree (Graduated with Distinction) from Alliance Manchester Business School in the United Kingdom, as well as a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance (cum laude) from Georgetown University. He currently resides in the Washington, DC area with his wife and young daughter. Outside of work, Kevin enjoys exploring museums and being continually frustrated by the state of the Georgetown men’s basketball program.

Hope Winship

Hope Winship is an emergency management specialist and experienced city planner who works at the local, state, and the federal government level to ensure that communities understand and address their vulnerabilities to hazards and the associated risks to the communities’ physical, social, and economic well-being. She has experience facilitating collaboration with government and non-governmental stakeholders to establish and achieve common goals related to building capacity to mitigate risks, respond to hazard events, and to recover from disasters. Hope has managed dozens planning and exercise projects, and has provided longer term programmatic support for two programs at FEMA. Hope brings her experience in preparedness planning and community engagement to Hagerty Consulting, leveraging her experience in public government and private firms to provide quality project management and planning support.

Hope has managed or worked on numerous projects related to hazard mitigation, disaster recovery, resiliency and adaptation, disaster response, community development, and disaster preparedness to build communities’ capacity before a disaster to become more resilient to the impacts of hazards, to protect lives and property during a disaster, and to ensure communities are able to recover to a new level of economic and community stability after a disaster.

Hope holds a Masters of Arts degree from the University of Pennsylvania in City Planning. She graduated Cum Laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. She is proficient in ArcGIS and Hazus, which she uses to conduct hazard mitigation and emergency planning analyses and create visual representations that communicate areas of risk and vulnerability and inform comprehensive planning efforts.

Gisele Lee

Gisele Lee has more than 15 years of experience managing teams that create emergency response plans, training and exercising plans, continuity of operations plans, and strategic plans for federal, state, and local governments and private sector businesses. In training and exercising alone, Gisele brings to Hagerty rich experience in managing, creating, and conducting more than 60 exercises using the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

As an emergency manager with significant consulting experience in business development and proposal development, Gisele excels in project management (including project planning and scheduling), communication, and cost management. She managed and served as the lead planner for Amtrak’s incident response program and created the structure and plans for their Family Assistance Program, incident response team, and call center. Further, Gisele developed Amtrak’s Corporate Emergency Plan and Crisis Communications Plan. Her emergency management experience includes healthcare and public health, developing disparate plans to provide non-acute medical care in shelters and evacuate hospitals, as well as emergency planning for schools and universities.

Gisele earned a Master of Public Policy degree at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University.

 

Cristine McCombs

Cristine McCombs has more than 25 years of experience assisting and supporting local, state, and federal governments and private sector businesses with managing emergencies and improving their preparedness level to address emerging threats. She is the former Director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), appointed by the Governor, and the first woman to ever lead that 100-person agency.

Under Cristine’s leadership, Massachusetts became the 8th state to receive full accreditation from the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) and one of only 11 states to achieve the top grade level from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s National Plan Review regarding preparation to respond to a catastrophic event.   She also led the state’s preparations for large-scale events such as the Democratic National Convention in 2004 and the annual Boston Marathon.

Cristine has a proven track record of excellence in preparing for and responding to emergencies. She works directly with clients to assess their specialized needs and to identify the capabilities that they need to expand to make their community, business or agency safer and more resilient. Cristine excels at leading complex planning programs, as well as training and exercise programs, for many top-tier transit agencies, private sector energy companies, and state energy regulatory agencies.

Cristine is well versed in developing recovery strategies for states in the immediate aftermath of a presidential disaster declaration and reviewing eligibility for public assistance and hazard mitigation efforts. Widely admired as a leader and expert in emergency management operations, she is routinely sought out by professional organizations for her insights and opinions. In 2006, Cristine was selected as one of 40 emerging state leaders from across the nation to participate in the prestigious Henry Toll Fellowship Program, sponsored by the Council of State Governments.  She was nominated by the New England State Directors of Emergency Management to serve on the Board of Directors of the National Emergency Management Association; she was one of two State Directors selected to serve on the Emergency Management Performance Grants Task Force; she was named Chairwoman of Northeast States Emergency Consortium; she was selected to serve on the first in the nation independent safety evaluation panel to review Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC), New York; and she was selected as the Strategic Advisor to the Chief of Emergency Management and Corporate Security for Amtrak.

A dedicated volunteer, Cristine received the Frederick Law Olmstead Award for her work on the Muddy River Restoration Project in 2007 and the American Red Cross Clara Barton Humanitarian Award in 2006 for her work with Operation Helping Hands following Hurricane Katrina. The Clara Barton Honor Award is the highest award the American Red Cross bestows on volunteers and recognizes meritorious service in volunteer leadership.

Liam O’Keefe

Liam O’Keefe is a former Director of Emergency Management for the City of Philadelphia. As an emergency management professional with more than 20 years of experience, Liam has led emergency management and crisis management programs that address preparedness, protection, security, response, recovery, and mitigation. Having served in various executive capacities, he possesses extensive and diverse professional experience managing government organizations, complex disaster projects, and emergency management programs including, but not limited to, those associated with the terrorist attack of the World Trade Center in 2001, Atlantic Hurricanes of 2004, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Sandy, California Wildfires, COVID-19 response, and numerous incidents across the nation. Liam’s experience is complemented by a comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices that affect emergency management and homeland security activities in the United States.

As Hagerty Consulting’s Practice Leader for Disaster Operations and Crisis Management, Liam O’Keefe is deeply involved in field operations, leading diverse teams of professionals, and managing highly sensitive projects for the firm. He recently oversaw operations for Hagerty Consulting’s largest and most complex projects including the City of New York’s $15 billion recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the State of California’s recovery from the 2018 Wildfires, and most recently the State of California’s response to COVID-19.

While serving as the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Philadelphia, Liam oversaw a complete transformation of Philadelphia’s emergency management program and systems, including the creation of an entirely new administrative infrastructure, an increase in staffing (from 4 to 27), creation of a 24/7 all-hazards watch unit, and the acquisition of advanced technology and equipment to support citywide emergency response and planning efforts. During his tenure, the city also secured millions of dollars in grant funding to expand and sustain agency operations. As director, Liam concurrently served as Vice Chair of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Counterterrorism Task Force, a body responsible for prioritizing and distributing funding to support homeland security projects and activities within the Philadelphia Urban Area. As a member of the Mayor’s Executive Team, Liam was also responsible for managing citywide emergency field response activities, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activations, the formulation and development of policies addressing the mobilization of resources during emergencies, and the preparation of comprehensive emergency plans.

Prior to his work in Philadelphia, Liam served as a Management Consultant to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS / FEMA) following 10 major disaster declarations including the World Trade Center (9/11), the Atlantic Hurricanes of 2004, Hurricane Katrina, and Super Typhoons Pongsona and Paka (Guam). Liam started his career in 2001 working with the New York City Office of Emergency Management as an Emergency Preparedness Specialist.

In 2003 Liam became the first professional officially hired by Hagerty. He and Steve Hagerty had worked closely together in supporting the World Trade Center (9/11) Recovery. A graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Liam rejoined Hagerty in 2012 to serve in his current role.

Matt Hochstein

Matt maintains over 18 years of management consulting experience working with clients across the Emergency Management, Financial Services, Health Care, and Technology sectors. Within Emergency Management, Mr. Hochstein has led engagements in both Hagerty’s Preparedness and Recovery divisions, including disaster recovery efforts for multiple Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs across a variety of hazards: hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. For example, Matt led the strategy and design of a state’s housing and infrastructure program following a $290M HUD CDBG-DR grant; and recently, Matt assisted a community in designing a housing recovery strategy for a disaster where over 3,000 homes were destroyed.

In the preparedness space, Mr. Hochstein is serving as Hagerty’s executive over the development of a recovery framework for California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). He is also leading the development of a Logistics program for the District of Columbia’s Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (HSEMA). Previously, he led a 25+ person team in FEMA’s first multi-state/region catastrophic planning effort designing the disaster response strategy for four FEMA regions and eight states. At the time, the project was the largest pre-disaster planning effort in FEMA’s history.

In addition to his experience with Hagerty, Matt worked with Deloitte Consulting as a Manager in the Strategy and Operations practice area, where he managed a $500 million Project Management Office (PMO) modernization effort of the Farm Services Agency (FSA) grants management platform. At Credit Suisse, Matt worked in the Strategic Change Management Group, where he managed global resources in managing projects for the bank’s cash securities group. Matt’s first consulting role was with Public Consulting Group, Inc., where he was elevated to the level of Senior Consultant while managing third party liability/ recovery contracts for multiple State Medicaid Agencies.

Matt is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and completed the Homeland Security Exercise and Education Program (HSEEP). He received a Master of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, and a Bachelor of Arts, Government, from Wesleyan University (CT). He lives in Virginia with his wife and children.

David Schuld

David Schuld brings to Hagerty experience managing disasters, political crises, and business continuity projects around the globe, and serves as the lead for Hagerty’s active threat and complex coordinated terrorist attack preparedness portfolios.  He has supported public safety agencies and their public and private sector partners across the country develop plans, training, and exercises that encapsulate the full Life Cycle of an Active Threat.

David’s earlier professional experience includes working as British Government’s Crisis Management Adviser for the United States, where he managed teams that were addressing emergencies across the country and the world. He has facilitated tabletop exercises across a variety of scenarios, and led the British Government’s participation in the 2014 National Exercise Program (ALASKA SHIELD).  Prior to this, he advised European parliamentarians, members of the U.S. Congress, diplomats, and the command staff of the British military on national security issues.

David graduated with a Master of Arts degree in European Politics and Policies, Magna Cum Laude, from Katholieke Universteit Leuven in Belgium and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from John Carroll University. He completed joint operational and command training as a civilian at Air Command and Staff College with the U.S. Air Force.