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Gregory Szymanski

Executive Director, Public Assistance and Recovery Services


Greg Szymanski is a Director, Senior Consultant and Project Manager. Greg’s early 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 resulted in approximately $600 million in eligible FEMA obligations reimbursements for these Applicants. 
 
He is currently serving as Executive Director, Engagement Manager, and Senior Policy Advisor for Tidal Basin FEMA PA Recovery teams deployed throughout the country. 

Firm Role

  • Director, Project/Engagement Management, Senior Consultant, Staff Logistics, Field Staff Management, FEMA PA Policy Guidance, PA Field Staff Training, Upper Management Support

Disaster Experience

  • Greg 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.
  • Tennessee: 4476-DR-TN: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, March 2020 – July 2021
  • Tennessee: 4514-DR-TN: COVID-19 Pandemic, April 2020 – Present
  • Tennessee: 4541-DR-TN: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, April 2020 – July 2021
  • Tennessee: 4550-DR-TN: Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, July 2020 – July 2021
  • Tennessee: 4609-DR-TN: Severe Storms and Flooding, Sept 2021 – Sept 2022
  • Tennessee: 4637-DR-TN: Severe Storms, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, April 2022 – Sept 2022
  • Tennessee: 4645-DR-TN: Severe Winter Storm, April 2022 – Sept 2022
  • 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 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, Greg has taken 16 other FEMA courses and has been OSHA certified.

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