Tim Manning

Tim Manning is an internationally recognized homeland security, resilience, and crisis management expert, and a proven executive leader with a record of innovation, transformation, analytical evaluation, and effective management of large, complex, national organizations. For more than two decades, he has worked both on the front lines and in the senior most levels of homeland security, crisis and emergency management, and resilience at the state, local, federal, and international levels; Tim is a former firefighter-EMT, serving in both urban and rural departments and wild-land interface areas; a rescue mountaineer; and geologist.

Most recently, Mr. Tim Manning served as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Protection and National Preparedness, having been appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as in May of 2009. While at FEMA, working with partners at all levels of government, the private sector, and community organizations across the country, Tim Manning was responsible for the federal government’s efforts toward building capabilities to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks at home and building a whole-of-society based resilience. Tim was responsible for the establishment and design of numerous national programs and Presidential directives. For the past eight years, he has overseen the efforts of over a thousand staff, the provision of over twenty billion dollars in grants and assistance, and the training of millions of America’s first responders and homeland security professionals. He helped coordinate the response to countless emergencies and disasters throughout the United States. He has extensive international experience, representing the United States as head of delegation in over 30 bilateral and multilateral engagements, including eight annual ministerial and director-general level APEC forums, NATO senior Committee plenaries, and the Post-Hygo-framework World Disaster Forum in Sendai, Japan.

Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Manning served as the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Bill Richardson, where he directed the State’s efforts on border security, information and intelligence sharing, and disaster response. After a decade as a consulting geologist, Tim originally joined the New Mexico State government civil service as a staff hazardous materials coordinator, climbing through the ranks to become Director of the New Mexico Office of Emergency Management, then Deputy Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for Emergency Services. He has served on regional and national policy boards and committees across the homeland security spectrum, including Chair of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, co-Chairman of the National Homeland Security Consortium, Chairman of the Response and Homeland Security committees of the National Emergency Management Association, and Chair of the Intelligence committee of the National Governors Association – Homeland Security Advisors Council. Tim has been actively involved in the training and education of homeland security professionals throughout his career, serving as an instructor in the fire service and mountain rescue community, and instructor with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Manning earned a Master of Letters with distinction in Terrorism and Political Violence from the University of St. Andrews, a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Eastern Illinois University,  and is a graduate of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Deputy Administrator, Protection and National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Secretary, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, State of New Mexico

Director, Office of Emergency Management, State of New Mexico

Timothy w manning

Timothy w manning

Deputy Administrator, Protection and National Preparedness, Federal Emergency Management Agency

Secretary, Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, State of New Mexico

Director, Office of Emergency Management, State of New Mexico

Tim Manning is an internationally recognized homeland security, resilience, and crisis management expert, and a proven executive leader with a record of innovation, transformation, analytical evaluation, and effective management of large, complex, national organizations. For more than two decades, he has worked both on the front lines and in the senior most levels of homeland security, crisis and emergency management, and resilience at the state, local, federal, and international levels; Tim is a former firefighter-EMT, serving in both urban and rural departments and wild-land interface areas; a rescue mountaineer; and geologist.

Most recently, Mr. Tim Manning served as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Protection and National Preparedness, having been appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as in May of 2009. While at FEMA, working with partners at all levels of government, the private sector, and community organizations across the country, Tim Manning was responsible for the federal government’s efforts toward building capabilities to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks at home and building a whole-of-society based resilience. Tim was responsible for the establishment and design of numerous national programs and Presidential directives. For the past eight years, he has overseen the efforts of over a thousand staff, the provision of over twenty billion dollars in grants and assistance, and the training of millions of America’s first responders and homeland security professionals. He helped coordinate the response to countless emergencies and disasters throughout the United States. He has extensive international experience, representing the United States as head of delegation in over 30 bilateral and multilateral engagements, including eight annual ministerial and director-general level APEC forums, NATO senior Committee plenaries, and the Post-Hygo-framework World Disaster Forum in Sendai, Japan.

Prior to joining FEMA, Mr. Manning served as the Cabinet Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Bill Richardson, where he directed the State’s efforts on border security, information and intelligence sharing, and disaster response. After a decade as a consulting geologist, Tim originally joined the New Mexico State government civil service as a staff hazardous materials coordinator, climbing through the ranks to become Director of the New Mexico Office of Emergency Management, then Deputy Secretary of the New Mexico Department of Public Safety for Emergency Services. He has served on regional and national policy boards and committees across the homeland security spectrum, including Chair of the Emergency Management Accreditation Program, co-Chairman of the National Homeland Security Consortium, Chairman of the Response and Homeland Security committees of the National Emergency Management Association, and Chair of the Intelligence committee of the National Governors Association – Homeland Security Advisors Council. Tim has been actively involved in the training and education of homeland security professionals throughout his career, serving as an instructor in the fire service and mountain rescue community, and instructor with the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Manning earned a Master of Letters with distinction in Terrorism and Political Violence from the University of St. Andrews, a Bachelor of Science in Geology from Eastern Illinois University,  and is a graduate of the Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Program at the Naval Postgraduate School.