The New FEMA
Implications for State and Local Emergency Management

Marko Bourne
Director of Policy and Program Analysis
Federal Emergency Management Agency

April 11, 2007

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Related Websites:
Statement: FEMA/Preparedness Transition
FEMA Fact Sheet

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Marko Bourne was appointed Director of Policy and Program Analysis for the Federal Emergency Management Agency in October 2006. He has more than 20 years experience in governmental and legislative affairs, public affairs, marketing and the emergency services and emergency management fields.

From 2004-2006, he was Director of Business Development for Homeland Security at Earth Tech Inc./ Tyco International where he was responsible for the development of Earth Tech’s long-term homeland security growth strategy and business development. He provided advice and counsel on government affairs and public relations for Earth Tech and assisted the Tyco International public affairs office with issues related to homeland security.

In 2003 and 2004, Mr. Bourne served as Acting Director of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Incident Management System Integration Center and Deputy Director of FEMA’s Preparedness Division. He was responsible for the implementation of the system across the nation at all levels of government. He also conducted outreach to federal, state and local responders and governments and managed and directed the Preparedness Division’s major program components.

Mr. Bourne also worked as Executive Officer at the U.S. Fire Administration, where he developed long and short-term strategies for external and internal coordination and communications methods related to fire services programs.

Earlier in his career he was Press Secretary for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and Executive Director and Founder of the Pennsylvania Fire Services Institute.