Associate Administrator of Resiliency, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Carlos Castillo is the Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience. In this capacity, he works with implementation of FEMA’s preparedness programs and grants, insurance, mitigation, and continuity programs. Previously, Mr. Castillo managed the Agency’s recovery programs as Assistant Administrator for Disaster Assistance from 2007-2009. In addition to overseeing FEMA’s Individual and Public Assistance Programs, Mr. Castillo led development of the Agency’s National Disaster Housing Strategy where he worked closely with other Federal agency stakeholders following major disasters, including Hurricanes Katrina and Ike. Mr. Castillo has over 35 years of emergency and disaster management leadership experience at the local, national, and international levels. He recently served as the Regional Disaster Officer for the South Florida Region American Red Cross where he was responsible for mobilizing the South Florida community to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies. Mr. Castillo is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Florida International University and has represented the U.S. internationally in disaster management, working with the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Consortium.