At Tidal Basin Group, we are thrilled to witness the unfolding of a new chapter in the Disaster Recovery Coalition of America’s (DRCA) journey with the appointment of Pete Gaynor, an industry stalwart with an illustrious career at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), as the new Chairman.  

Pete Gaynor’s Vision 

Pete’s appointment promises a bright future for the DRCA. His remarkable tenure at FEMA, where he served as the Administrator, was marked with significant accomplishments in emergency management and disaster response. Pete’s leadership, experience, and unwavering commitment to ensuring the nation’s and its people’s safety make him the perfect fit to take the helm for DRCA and advance its thought leadership and advocacy initiatives to address pressing challenges in the emergency management industry. 

Honoring Dan Craig’s Legacy at DRCA

As we congratulate Pete on his new appointment, we must appreciate the legacy of our CEO, Dan Craig, whose vision was the catalyst in founding the DRCA, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting disaster recovery and resilience. Under Dan’s leadership as the immediate past Chairman, the organization flourished, bringing together and providing a platform for professionals from government, private sector organizations, and community groups to collaborate on strategies and initiatives that enhance America’s ability to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate disasters. 

What Does the Future of DRCA Look Like?

DRCA’s efficacy in advancing its advocacy goals heavily relies on its diverse membership’s strength and active participation. As highlighted on their website, DRCA offers its members an extensive suite of benefits and services. This includes access to DRCA’s robust platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration, which fosters thought leadership in disaster recovery and resilience. Members also benefit from networking opportunities and engage in meaningful discourse with government, private sector, and community group professionals in the field. Moreover, members receive exclusive access to critical industry research, best practice guides, and resources to enhance disaster management capabilities. Through these offerings, DRCA empowers its members while relying on them to drive its mission forward. 

The synergy between Pete’s passion for disaster management and the DRCA’s objectives will undoubtedly catalyze the growth and impact of the organization. We are confident he will carry Dan’s innovative spirit, commitment to resilience, and dedication to service.  

Please join us in congratulating Pete Gaynor on his appointment and saluting Dan Craig for his relentless pursuit of a safer, more resilient America. The future of DRCA — and indeed of emergency management in the United States — is stronger than ever.  

Visit the DRCA website to learn more about its mission, initiatives, and how you can contribute to its cause, and read its press release announcing Pete Gaynor’s appointment