Former Top FEMA Exec Tapped to Lead Growth in Disaster Management Services
ICF, a global consulting and digital services provider, recently hired Marko Bourne as senior vice president, disaster management, to drive strategy and growth.
With his deep knowledge of Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) and Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) policies and programs, Bourne will help ICF significantly expand the scope and scale of its capabilities in these areas and the disaster management market in general.
Bourne brings nearly 35 years of experience in disaster response, recovery, mitigation and resilience programs, including over 25 years in fire, emergency medical and management services at both the state and federal levels. He comes to ICF from Booz Allen where he led the company’s homeland security, disaster management and emergency management line of business. He’s an executive member of the Preparedness Leadership Council International, a position he’s held since 2014, and has held leadership positions in many other disaster and emergency management organizations.
Prior to Booz Allen, Bourne was a member of the senior leadership team at FEMA where he was responsible for all policy development, strategic planning, program analysis and transformation management for the agency. He also held several other leadership positions within FEMA.
“More and more costly disasters are the new normal,” said Andrew H. LaVanway, senior vice president and disaster management lead for ICF. “Communities across the United States increasingly need the expertise that Marko brings to effectively respond to and quickly recover from the growing number of incidents. With deep expertise across all phases of emergency management and virtually every funding stream, he is a first-call resource before, during or after any adverse event.”
“I am excited and proud to join this company and the dedicated and talented team that is directly supporting disaster survivors and the communities and states at risk from all hazards,” said Marko Bourne. “ICF is committed to building individual and national resilience and restoration support to affected communities as the costs and loss from disasters continues to rise.”
Bourne holds a bachelor’s in fire science/public administration from George Mason University in Virginia and a master’s in the same from the University of New Haven in Connecticut.