DaveAndrews

David Andrews

Vice President of Business Development - State & Local

Professional Profile

Since 2003, David Andrews has been actively engaged in every facet of emergency management and disaster recovery for the State of Alaska. He served during 23 state disasters in various roles including State Coordinating Officer/Deputy State Coordinating Officer, Incident Commander/Deputy Incident Commander, Donations Management Coordinator, State Public Assistance Officer, Preliminary Damage Assessment Coordinator, Operations Section Chief and Public/Individual Assistance Branch Chief for the State EOC.

Andrews served as Project Manager for Alaska’s planning efforts related to disaster housing, long-term recovery, local capability assessments, recovery plan development, the state-wide debris management plan and the development of the State of Alaska’s Disaster Recovery Framework.

He has been actively engaged in emergency management on a national level, serving as the Chair for the National Emergency Management Associations (NEMA) IA/PA Sub Committee. He has served as the FEMA Region X State Representative on the FEMA PA Steering Committee and coordinated the NEMA/FEMA quarterly conference calls for all 50 states, territories, and FEMA regions for the individual assistance (IA) and public assistance (PA) programs.

Awards

  • 2007 Governor’s Peak Performance Award – Exceptional Customer Service
  • 2009 Governor’s Peak Performance Award – Leadership
  • 2010 Governor’s Peak Performance Award – Exceptional Performance
  • 2010 National VOAD Innovative Program of the Year Award
  • 2012 Governor’s Peak Performance Award – Exceptional Performance
  • 2014 Governor’s Peak Performance Award – Crisis Responder

Disaster Experience

  • Incident Commander/Deputy Incident Commander - State of Alaska: Alaska Severe Storm, Straight-line winds, Flooding, and Landslides (DR-4094), Alaska Flooding (DR-4122), 2012 - 2013
  • State Disaster Recovery Coordinator - State of Alaska: Alaska Flooding (DR-4122), 2012 - 2013
  • State of Alaska: Alaska Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1796), Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams (DR-1843), Alaska Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Rockslides (DR-1865), Alaska Ice Jam And Flooding (DR-1992) , Alaska Severe Winter Storms And Flooding (DR-4050), Alaska Severe Storm (DR-4054), Alaska Severe Storm, Straight-line winds, Flooding, and Landslides (DR-4094), 2008 - 2012
  • State of Alaska: Alaska Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1796), Alaska Flooding and Ice Jams (DR-1843), Alaska Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Rockslides (DR-1865), Alaska Ice Jam And Flooding (DR-1992), Alaska Severe Winter Storms And Flooding (DR-4050), Alaska Severe Storm (DR-4054), 2008 - 2011
  • State of Alaska: Alaska Snow Melt and Ice Jam Flooding (DR-1657), Alaska Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1663), Alaska Fire (DR-1666), Alaska Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1669), Alaska Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1796), 2006 - 2008
  • State of Alaska: Alaska Flooding (DR-1423), Alaska Earthquake (DR-1440), Alaska Winter Storms (DR-1445), Alaska Winter Storm (DR-1461), Alaska Severe Winter Storm, Tidal Surges and Flooding (DR-1571), Alaska Severe Winter Storm (DR-1584), Alaska Severe Fall Storm, Tidal Surges, and Flooding (DR-1618), 2003 - 2006

Emergency Management Experience

  • State Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Alaska, 2013–2014
  • Program Manager/Disaster Recovery, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Alaska, 2009–2013
  • Emergency Management Specialist III – PA/IA Branch Chief, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Alaska, 2006 - 2009
  • Emergency Management Specialist II – State Public Assistance Officer, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Alaska, 2005 - 2006
  • Emergency Management Assistant, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Alaska, 2003 - 2005

Personal Affiliations

  • National Emergency Management Association
  • National Society of Leadership
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Training

Leadership & Supervisory Training:

  • The Professional in Emergency Management
  • Academy for Supervisors
  • Developing and Managing Volunteers
  • State Coordinating Officer
  • Professional Development Series
  • Leadership and Influence

Certifications:

  • Certified Plans Examiner
  • Certified Mechanical Inspector
  • Certified Fire Inspector
  • Professional Procurement Officer Level II

Coursework

Andrews has continuously updated and expanded his knowledge through FEMA’s Emergency Management online classes. He has completed 28 courses, including the sampling listed below.

  • Special Considerations for FEMA
  • PDDA Post Disaster Damage Evaluator
  • Principles of Emergency Management
  • Orientation to Community Disaster Exercises
  • Incident Command System, Basic
  • National Incident Management System
  • FEMA / State Public Assistance Workshop
  • State Public Assistance Operations
  • National Disaster Recovery Workshop
  • National Disaster Recovery Framework
  • ICS-100, 300, 400, 700, 800
  • FEMA Public Assistance Environmental Considerations
  • Emergency Planning
  • Public Assistance Operations
  • FEMA 404 & 406 Hazard Mitigation
  • Emergency Planning
  • Exercise Design
  • Grant Management for Recipients
  • Building Partnerships in Tribal Communities
  • NEMIS N110 & N105
  • EMMIE