Assistant Administrator, Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Keith Turi is the Assistant Administrator of the Recovery Directorate at the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in October of 2015 and previously served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Recovery Directorate. He has worked in the emergency management field at the federal, state, and private sector levels for more than 15 years. As Deputy Assistant Administrator, Keith helped lead the eecovery efforts for the unprecedented 2017 hurricane season and California wildfires, overseeing the approval of more than $3 billion dollars in assistance to more than 1.4 million individuals and households. Mr. Turi has been a strong proponent of efforts to overhaul the delivery of the Public Assistance Program, FEMA’s largest grant program, at $4.7 billion a year, to better meet the needs of applicants by streamlining and categorizing projects. The changes made as a result of this effort launched nationwide on September 12, 2017. He also directed the Housing Assistance Initiative focused on improving existing post-disaster housing solutions and developing innovative solutions to meet the needs of disaster survivors.