Chad Berginnis

Association of State Floodplain Managers

Chad Berginnis is the executive director for the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM), a national non-profit organization promoting education, policies, and activities that mitigate current and future losses, costs, and human suffering caused by flooding in order to protect the natural and beneficial functions of floodplains without causing adverse impacts.

Berginnis has more than 28 years of experience in various aspects of natural hazards management, flood loss reduction, and land use planning and programs at the state, local and private-sector levels. As a state official, Berginnis worked in the Ohio Floodplain Management Program and was Ohio’s state hazard mitigation officer. He has been involved in creating and administering the Appalachian Flood Risk Reduction Initiative, administered the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Community Assistance Program, revised model state floodplain management regulations, oversaw state hazard mitigation operations after three federally declared flood disasters, and authored the 2008 update of Ohio’s mitigation plan. As a local official, Berginnis administered land use, economic development, and floodplain management programs in Perry County, Ohio. In the private sector, Berginnis was the national practice leader in hazard mitigation for Michael Baker Jr. Inc.

Berginnis holds a bachelor's in natural resources from Ohio State University and is a certified floodplain manager.