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Robert J. Wright

Senior Project Manager

Professional Profile

Robert Wright joined our team after 25 years’ experience in military service. Wright has worked two federally declared disasters in New York State, assisting with the administration of the FEMA Public Assistance Program for the State, and also was deployed to Florida to assist Applicants in Monroe County, to Mississippi to assist Applicants in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and to Louisiana to assist Applicants in Jefferson Parish. Wright worked as a consultant for the Village of Islands, Islamorada, Florida for federally declared disasters hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Wilma, and Tropical Storm Rita. Wright retired from the Air National Guard as a Chief Master Sergeant.

Wright’s broad knowledge and understanding of the FEMA Public Assistance program, provided the basis for his technical writing. He is most recently published in Disaster Recovery Today where he authored the article, “Rebuilding Under the FEMA Public Assistance Program: Repair? Replace? Relocate?“

Disaster Experience

Robert Wright 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, Project Lead, and State Public Assistance Coordinator.

  • City of Key West, FL: Hurricane Irma - October 2017 - Present 
  • City of San Jose, CA: Severe Winter Storms, Mudslide, Flooding - DR-4031 and DR-4308, September 2017 - Present 
  • Town of Danville, CA: Severe Winter Storms, Mudslides, Flooding - DR-4031, DR-4035, and DR-4308, June 2017 - Present
  • Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, Victorville, CA - DR-1952, March 2017 - June 2017
  • New York State: 4085-HM-NY, Hurricane Sandy Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, August 2013 - Present
  • New York State: Mohawk Valley Upstate Flood Recovery Program, July - August 2013
  • State of Alaska: 4050-DR-AK Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, 4054-DR-AK Severe Storm, & AK-236, AK-237, AK-238, January - April 2012
  • Union-Endicott Central School District, September 2011 - January 2012
  • New York State: OCNY-001 - Orange County, Tropical Storm Lee, 2011
  • State of Minnesota: 1921-DR-MN Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, June - August 2011
  • New York State: 1899-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding, May - September 2010
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District, June 2008 - Present
  • City of New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, April 2008 - June 2008
  • State of Florida, Village of Islands, Islamorada, Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina, Wilma & Tropical Storm Rita, August 2007 - May 2008
  • State of Florida, Monroe County School District, Hurricane Wilma, May - July 2007
  • State of Louisiana: Jefferson Parish, Hurricane Katrina, March - April 2007
  • New York State: 1670-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding, January - February 2007
  • State of Florida, Village of Islands, Islamorada, Hurricane Wilma, August - December 2006
  • State of Mississippi: St. Louis Bay – Waveland School District, Mississippi, Hurricane Katrina, September 2005 - July 2006
  • State of Florida: Monroe County, Hurricane Dennis, August 2005
  • New York State: 1589-DR-NY Severe Storms and Flooding, July 2005


  • IS-00100.b      Introduction to Incident Command System ICS-100
  • IS-000208       State Disaster Management
  • IS-000253       Coordinating Environmental and Historic Preservation
  • IS-000318       Mitigation Planning for Local & Tribal Communities
  • IS-00393.a      Introduction to Mitigation
  • IS-000403       Introduction to Individual Assistance (IA) (DF-10)
  • IS-00547.a      Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)
  • IS-000632       Introduction to Debris Operations in FEMA’s Public Assistance Program
  • IS-00632.a      Introduction to Debris Operations
  • IS-00700.a      National Incident Management System (NIMS) An Introduction
  • N-000137        NEMIS Data Tech
  • N-000139        NEMIS Project Officer

This is a sampling of completed and relevant coursework. In addition, Wright has taken 19 other FEMA courses.