Leadership, Empathy and Security Preparedness | Technological Leadership Institute
Richard Serino, former Deputy Administrator for FEMA
During his service as Deputy Administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Richard Serino helped lead department response for more than 60 national disasters, including Super Storm Sandy. In this interactive seminar, Serino shared insights gained from his more than 40 years of public service in emergency management and disaster response. He explained how he led FEMA to adopt a “whole community” approach to better focus on the needs of survivors of natural and human-caused disasters.
About the Speaker
Richard Serino has dedicated his career to public service. He was appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s 8th Deputy Administrator in October 2009 and served until 2014. Prior to his appointment as Deputy Administrator, he spent 36 years at Boston EMS where he rose through the ranks to become Chief. He also served as the Assistant Director of the Boston Public Health Commission. Serino has received more than 35 local, national and international awards for public service and innovation. He attended Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government program in 2000, and graduated from the Executive Leadership Program, Center for Homeland Defense and Security at the Naval Postgraduate School.