Natural Hazard Mitigation Association
Ed Thomas is the President of the Natural Hazard Mitigation Association; and an elected member of the Council of the State and Local Government Section of the American Bar Association. He is also the Chair of the Hazards Sub-Committee of the Land Use Planning and Zoning Committee, of the ABA. In addition, Ed serves on the Advisory Committee of the Natural Hazards Center of the University of Colorado.
Ed retired from the Department of Homeland Security-Federal Emergency Management Agency after nearly thirty-five years of Public Service. Ed worked on about two hundred disasters and emergencies, serving as the President’s on scene representative, the Federal Coordinating Officer, dozens of times.
Ed is a graduate of Fordham College and a magna cum laude graduate of the New England School of Law in Boston. He is an Attorney, is a frequent lecturer on Emergency Management issues.
Ed has received numerous national and international awards including the nation’s highest award for Floodplain Management: The Goddard-White Award from the Association of State Floodplain Managers. He manages a private practice of Law, Edward A. Thomas Esq., LLC and lives with his wife in the floodplain of beautiful Marina Bay in Quincy, Massachusetts.