George Haddow

Senior Advisor

George Haddow is a founding partner of Bullock and Haddow LLC, a disaster management-consulting firm that has completed projects for FEMA, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), The World Bank, Save the Children, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Humane Society of the United States, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the Corporation for National and Community Service and many others.

In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed Mr. Haddow to the Office of the FEMA Director where he served as the White House Liaison, Interim Director of FEMA’s Office of Public Affairs, and the Deputy Chief of Staff from 1997 until 2001. During that period, FEMA responded to over 300 major disasters including the 1993 Midwest Floods, the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the 1995 Murrah Building bombing in Oklahoma City, Hurricanes Fran and Floyd, and multiple wildfires and tornadoes. He was one of the principal architects of FEMA’s national disaster mitigation initiative entitled Project Impact: Building Disaster Resistant Communities.

Mr. Haddow currently serves on the Faculty at Tulane University’s Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy (DRLA). In the past, he has served on the Faculty of the Homeland Security Studies Program at Tulane University and served as a Research Scientist and Faculty Member at the Institute for Crisis, Disaster and Risk Management at the George Washington University.

Mr. Haddow is a charter member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) and the former Chair of the ASAP Policy Affinity Group.

He is a co-author of several university textbooks including: Living with Climate Change: How Communities are Thriving and Surviving in a Changing Climate, Global Warming, Natural Hazards and Emergency Management, Introduction to Emergency Management (6th Edition), Introduction to Homeland Security (5th Edition), and Disaster Communications in a Changing Media World (2nd Edition).