Roy Wright

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Roy Wright is the Federal Emergency Management Agency deputy associate administrator for insurance and mitigation. He leads the FEMA Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration that delivers the agency’s risk management, risk reduction, and flood insurance programs. Under Wright’s leadership, these programs act as a catalyst to drive increased understanding and proactive actions to help people in communities reduce their losses from natural hazards.  

Wright directs the National Flood Insurance Program, the mitigation and resilience programs under FEMA's Stafford Act authorities, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and the National Dam Safety Program. FEMA programs promote a risk-conscious culture, enable faster recovery from flood disasters, address repeated flooding, and address long-term vulnerabilities to life, property, and well-being in communities across the nation. He chairs the interagency Mitigation Framework Leadership Group that coordinates mitigation and resilience efforts across the federal government in consultation with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as the private sector. Wright is also responsible for the delivery of environmental and historic preservation technical assistance and compliance across all FEMA programs.

Wright was appointed to the Federal Senior Executive Service in 2013. He holds a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Azusa Pacific University. In previous capacities, Wright served as a strategy consultant, as the program executive for the FEMA Risk MAP program, and as policy advisor to the secretary of the interior, focused on land conservation measures. A native of California, Wright and his family live in northern Virginia.