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Director of International Homeland Security
David Andrews serves as IEM’s Director of International Homeland Security. With over 20 years of experience, Andrews has been engaged in every facet of emergency management. He joins IEM with a well-rounded background in both the public and private sectors, having served in executive and senior leadership positions. Andrews has extensive experience developing and maintaining long-term partnerships and leading the planning and execution of response and recovery strategies.
His experience in leading response and recovery activities associated with FEMA programs began in 2003 with the Alaska Division of Homeland Security where he served as Program Manager overseeing disaster recovery operations in the State. He was also appointed as the State Coordinating Officer for multiple disasters acting as the Governor’s senior official, to coordinate policies and funding across all levels of government- federal state, local, and Native Alaskan- during declared disasters. Andrews remains active with various trade associations and served as the Individual and Public Assistance (IA/PA) Subcommittee Chair for the National Emergency Management Association’s Response and Recovery Committee and the Region-10 state representative on FEMA’s Public Assistance Steering Committee.