RESEARCH TRIANGLE, NC, May 22, 2017 – Global security consulting firm IEM welcomes emergency management and homeland security legislative expert Kristin Cormier Robinson as Director of IEM’s FEMA Strategic Programs. Robinson has over 20 years of experience in government relations, including over 15 years in emergency management and homeland security. In her new position, Robinson will spearhead IEM’s growth strategy for the U.S. homeland security market.
Robinson joins IEM after serving in a variety of senior-level positions at FEMA for the past eight years. Robinson’s recent work, which included advising leadership and leading staff in resolving claims issues related to Hurricane Sandy, exemplifies her commitment to advocacy and her people-focused work ethic. Robinson served as Director and Chief of Staff of FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Transformation Task Force from March 2015 to September 2016, which sought to improve NFIP business processes and refine the NFIP to be more customer-centric.
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