Greg Szymanski

Gregory T. Szymanski

Director of PA and Recovery Services

Professional Profile

Szymanski is a Senior Consultant and Project Manager, working positions of increasing responsibility in New York State prior to his deployment to Mississippi in 2005. Szymanski’s experience with disaster recovery in New York State led to his positioning as Project Manager for Hancock County and the Mississippi State Port Authority in Mississippi, as well as Jefferson Parish in Louisiana, where, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, projects have resulted in approximately $600 million in eligible FEMA obligations reimbursements for these Applicants.

Szymanski is currently serving as the Engagement Manager and Senior Policy Advisor for Adjusters International’s team deployed to work on behalf of New York State in response to Hurricane Sandy.

Disaster Experience

Szymanski has extensive experience working with applicants to obtain funding under the FEMA Public Assistance program following a federally declared disaster. He has served in various capacities including Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager, and Senior Consultant.

  • New York State: 4085-DR-NY Hurricane Sandy, November 2012 - Present
  • Project Manager/Senior Consultant - Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
    • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 4080-DR-LA Hurricane Isaac, August 2012 - Present
    • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 4041-DR-LA Tropical Storm Lee, September 2011 - Present
    • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 1792-DR-LA Hurricane Ike, Sept 2008 - Present
    • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 1786-DR-LA Hurricane Gustav, Sept 2008 - Present
    • Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 1603-DR-LA Hurricane Katrina, April 2007 - Present
  • New York State: 1670-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding, July 2006 - April 2007
  • New York State: 1650-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding, July 2006 - April 2007
  • Hancock County, Mississippi, 1604-DR-MS Hurricane Katrina, September 2005 - January 2006
  • Gulfport, Mississippi: 1604-DR-MS Mississippi State Port Authority, Hurricane Katrina, January 2006 - Present
  • New York State: 1534-DR-NY Spring/Summer Severe Storms and Flooding, August - December 2004
  • New York State: 1564-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding, October 2004 - February 2005
  • New York State: 1565-DR-NY Tropical Depression Ivan, October 2004 - February 2005
  • New York State: DR-1589-NY Spring Severe Storms and Flooding, April 2005 - September 2005

Training

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) Training:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Lead Awareness
  • Affected Person Lockout/Tagout
  • Hazard Communication
  • Confined Space Awareness Personal Protective Equipment

Emergency Management Institute Coursework:

  • IS-00100         Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-00195         Basic Incident Command System

Coursework

Emergency Management Institute Coursework:

  • IS-00100         Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS-00195         Basic Incident Command System
  • IS-00208         State Disaster Management
  • IS-00230         Principles of Emergency Management
  • IS-00253         Coordinating Environmental & Historic Preservation Compliance
  • IS-00393         Introduction to Hazard Mitigation
  • IS-00403         Introduction to Individual Assistance
  • IS-00547.A      Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • IS-000632       Introduction to Debris Operations in FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
  • IS-000650       Building Partnerships in Tribal Communities
  • IS-00700.A      NIMS, An Introduction
  • Xactimate Estimating Software

This is a sampling of completed and relevant coursework. In addition, Szymanski has taken 16 other FEMA courses and has been OSHA certified.