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Press Release: Brock Long Joins Hagerty Consulting as Executive Chairman

Long recently served as FEMA Administrator and will join Hagerty in a new strategic role.

Evanston, IL –  Announced today, Brock Long, former Administrator of FEMA, has joined Hagerty Consulting as Executive Chairman. Long’s accomplished background includes more than 20 years of disaster preparedness, response, recovery, and resilience experience. In the newly created role of Executive Chairman, Long will continue to provide the emergency management and homeland security thought leadership he implemented while at FEMA and will work with Hagerty leadership to support the firm’s mission of helping clients prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

“Hagerty is a national leader in disaster recovery and preparedness, and their work in support of communities across the United States has never been more important as we see the frequency and severity of disasters continue to increase,” Long said.

Long was confirmed by the U.S. Senate 95-4 and sworn into office June 20, 2017. As Administrator of FEMA, Long oversaw the federal government’s response to more than 220 natural disasters and managed nearly $44 billion in disaster relief assistance. He brings extensive experience as a veteran emergency manager, having previously served as the Director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency, FEMA Hurricane Program Manager, and Statewide Planner/School Safety Coordinator for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

“Our clients are worried, rightly so, about what climate change means for their communities and businesses,” said Steve Hagerty, Founder and President of Hagerty Consulting. “Our deep expertise in preparedness, response, recovery, and resiliency will only be further enhanced by the informed, real world experience and thought leadership offered by Former FEMA Administrator, Brock Long.”

Long is a graduate of the executive leadership program offered by the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School/Center for Homeland Defense and Security. He earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and his master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University. He will begin his new role as Executive Chairman of Hagerty Consulting effective April 29.