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District of Columbia - Washington
"International Speaker and Leader on Community-Based Preparedness"
  • State
    District of Columbia
  • City
    Washington
  • Job Title
    Resilience Policy Detailee
  • Company
    United States Senate
  • Associations
    Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • How Far Are You Willing to Travel?
    • Nationwide
    • Internationally
  • Community Groups
    Building and Maintaining Community Groups for Resilience
    Funding for Community Groups
  • Private Sector Response Topics
    Public Private Partnerships in Preparedness and Response
    Engaging Employees in Business Resilience
    Leadership for Building a Resilient Business
  • Community Preparedness and Contingency Planning Topics
    Preparedness Social Marketing
    Community Planning and Organization
    Engaging Non-Traditional Partners in Preparedness
    Faith-Based Preparedness
    Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
  • Disaster Volunteer Management Topics
    Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT)
    Planning for the Use of Disaster Volunteers
    Disaster Donations Mangement
  • Vulnerable Populations Topics ( Seniors, Children, People with Disabilities)
    Reaching Historically Underserved Populations for Preparedness
    Financial Readiness for Emergencies
    Engaging Non-Traditional Partners in Preparedness
    School-Based Preparedness Programs
  • Community Resiliency Topics
    Building a Roadmap to Resilience
    The Difference Between Preparedness and Resilience
    Engaging Non-Traditional Partners in Resilience
    Creating Community Resilience Activities from Scratch
    Recent Research in Disaster Resilience
    Resilience Marketing
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  • Summary
    Matt Lyttle is a career public servant with expertise in building community resilience before and after disasters. He is currently the FEMA Detailee for Resilience Policy to the US Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. Matt advises committee members and staff on legislation impacting DHS, FEMA, and other related priorities. Before the Senate, Matt served as the Acting Deputy Director of FEMA’s Individual and Community Preparedness Division. In that role, he led various strategic preparedness initiatives including the national Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program and FEMA’s research into preparedness behavior change research.

    Matt regularly shares his experiences with international leaders through the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program and the U.S. Speaker Program. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served from 2008 to 2010 in the northern mountains of Nicaragua, and travels throughout Latin America whenever he gets the chance.
  • Highlights
    Brokered bi-partisan solutions to provide federal assistance to local jurisdictions in response to the coronavirus epidemic

    Overhauled FEMA’s national messaging activities, leading to an annual 11 percent increase in household preparedness

    Developed a network of influencers to build 75.8M new digital engagements in 18 months through new media channels

    Organized a team of mayoral liaisons in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, growing from 5 staff to 115 in just three weeks
  • May Waive Fee
    Yes
  • Session Types
    • Keynote
    • Workshop
    • Breakout Session
    • Panel
    • Planning/Meeting Facilitation
    • Master of Ceremonies/Moderator
    • Remote/Webinar/Live Video
    • Consulting
  • Cancellation Policy
    Informal: Full refund and flexibility
  • Price Range
    $0 To $0
  • Experience
    15 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 0
  • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
    
Event TitleEvent DateLocation
National Emergency Management Association 2019 Annual ForumSeptember 20, 2019Ceour D'Alene, ID
National Association of Counties Legislative ConferenceFebruary 20, 2020Washington, DC

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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

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