State Director, California
Mr. Davis serves as the State Director for California, developing and supporting client relationships in the California region. Allen has worked in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for 15 years. He served more than 11 years at the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Regions VI and IX. He supported various other FEMA regions throughout his tenure. Allen’s experience at FEMA includes serving as Public Assistance Group Supervisor, Operations Section Chief, Infrastructure Branch Director, and Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer on a multitude of events throughout the United States and its protectorates, including Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and American Samoa.
He served as an infrastructure Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the Catastrophic Typhoon Plan for Guam, the CNMI, and the Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Plan.
Allen supported FEMA’s Response division as the Infrastructure Branch Director on the Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) and Liaison Officer (LNO). He served as an infrastructure Subject Matter Expert (SME) on the Catastrophic Typhoon Plan for Guam, the CNMI, and the Southern California Catastrophic Earthquake Plan. Also, while at FEMA, Allen assisted in developing the first edition of FEMA’s Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG), redesigning the PA Delivery Model, and implementing FEMA’s Grants Portal and Manager systems.
Allen is a seasoned manager, policy expert, technical writer, instructor, and relationship-builder. He excels at optimizing the delivery of disaster programs to maximize and expedite the provision of assistance for Tidal Basin clients.
Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Business Administration, Texas State University
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