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David Miller

David Miller Fuel and Regulatory Sub-Sector Coordinator

David Miller served as FEMA’s Associate Administrator for the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA), from September 2011 until his retirement in April 2015. He was responsible for development, implementation and execution of flood insurance and mitigation program policy.  This included the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, the establishment of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group.  Program areas included Risk Mapping Assessment and Planning; National Dam Safety; Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning; various Mitigation and Flood Insurance Mitigation programs; National Earthquake Reduction; Community Rating System; Building Science; Floodplain Management and Community Assistance; and Environmental and Historic Preservation programs.

From 2004 to 2011, Mr. Miller served as the Administrator of the Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division.  During his tenure he served as the Governor’s Authorized Representative for eleven President-declared major disasters, including the 2008 flooding disaster that historically was the largest disaster to occur in the State of Iowa and, at that time, was the fifth largest public assistance disaster in the United States.  Under Miller’s leadership, Iowa was one of only a handful of states to achieve national accreditation under the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP) and was one of only 12 states to have a federally approved enhanced mitigation plan.

Between 1989 and 2004 Mr. Miller served in a number of roles while being employed by the Division.  These included being the State of Iowa E911 Program Manager, the Division Legislative Liaison, Special Projects Coordinator, and serving as the Division Chief of Staff.  During this period he acted as the Alternate Governor’s Authorized Representative or Alternate State Coordinating Officer in 15 President-declared major disasters, including the Midwest floods of 1993.  Additionally, Mr. Miller developed and drafted Iowa’s Emergency Management Assistance Compact legislation and supporting Administrative Rules, policies and procedures. 

Mr. Miller has served as a member or leader in a number of State and national groups, including Co-Chair of the Federal Interagency Floodplain Management Task Force; Chair of the Mitigation Framework Leadership Group; former member of the National Advisory Council; and terms as the Vice President and President of the National Emergency Management Association.



·         Associate of Arts Degree -  Kirkwood Community College

·         Naval Post Graduate School Executive Leadership Program