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Kristin Robinson

Director of FEMA Strategic Programs

Kristin Cormier Robinson, Director of FEMA Strategic Programs at IEM, plays a pivotal role in enhancing IEM’s business relationships and the tools provided to clients preparing for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating hazards and disasters. She aims to bring practical solutions to communities’ complex challenges in disaster scenarios. Kristin is dedicated to serving citizens with her extensive knowledge and expertise.

An experienced emergency manager, Kristin has a profound understanding of federal programs and is adept at leading teams through intricate problem-solving and operational efforts. Her expertise extends to legislative and policy matters, where she has effectively addressed various federal, state, and local government issues related to emergency management and homeland security.

Before joining IEM, Kristin held several senior-level positions at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including Senior Advisor to the Associate Administrator. In this capacity, she provided counsel on various issues, including emergency management, mitigation, and insurance. Her contributions notably included assistance in geospatial systems integration, facilitating organizational improvements, and enhancing information sharing among Agency regions and offices.

Kristin is exceptionally skilled in mitigation and the National Flood Insurance Program. As the Director and Chief of Staff of the Program’s Transformation Task Force, she successfully led efforts to refine the program, focusing on making it more customer-centric and supportive of disaster survivors. Her coordination of response to major disasters like Hurricanes Sandy and Isaac included creating avenues for payments to citizens and flexibility in mitigation programs such as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

Kristin’s work strongly emphasizes drafting and implementing disaster response and recovery legislation and policy changes. She was crucial in transforming emergency management legislation and policy following 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Her involvement in legislative development includes the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, the Homeland Security Act, and other critical legislation. Before her Government roles, Kristin served as the Government Relations Director at the National Emergency Management Association, representing state and local officials before Congress and the Administration. Her experience also includes working for the Council of State Governments and the National League of Cities, where she honed her understanding that effective disaster response requires local solutions.

Kristin Cormier Robinson

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