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  • State
    District of Columbia
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  • Job Title
    Chief Development Officer
  • Company
    Tidal Basin Group / Rising Phoenix Corp.
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  • COVID-19
  • Disaster Services Government
  • First Responder
  • Incident Command System & Incident Management
  • Leadership, Communication & Motivational
  • Phases: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, Recovery
  • Preparedness, Continuity, & Contingency Planning
  • Resilience
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  • Summary
    Chief Development Officer, Tidal Basin Group/Rising Phoenix Holdings Corporation. › Head of Tidal Basin Caribe, LLC operations
    › Former FEMA Acting Deputy Administrator for Resilience
    › 40 years of disaster recovery management experience
    › Led a team of 1,300+ employees across four major components of FEMA’s resilience functions and programs
    › 26-year career as Assistant Fire Chief and Director of Emergency Management, Miami-Dade County, Florida
    › Assistant Administrator for Disaster Assistance, overseeing FEMA Individual and Public Assistance programs during major disasters including hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Ike
    › Represented the U.S. internationally in disaster management, working with the United Nations, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Asia-Pacific Economic Consortium
  • Highlights
    As Chief Development Officer, Castillo oversees the growth functions of the company including Federal programs and operations in the Caribbean.

    As Deputy Administrator for Resilience, Mr. Castillo was responsible for leading FEMA's preparedness programs and grants, insurance, mitigation, and national continuity programs - all aimed at making our nation more resilient.

    Mr. Castillo previously 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 has been an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Disaster Management program at Florida International University and a guest lecturer on disaster resilience and risk reduction at the University of Miami. He also served as the co-chair of the disaster resilience working group for Resilient Greater Miami and the Beaches.

    Prior to the American Red Cross, he served as a Senior Advisor at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Public Sector Practice where he provided homeland security, emergency, and disaster management advisory services to commercial clients and the Federal Government.

    Mr. Castillo had a distinguished 26-year career in fire and emergency services with Miami-Dade County in Florida, serving three years as Director of Emergency Management and retiring as Assistant Fire Chief.

    Mr. Castillo is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) and holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Florida International University.
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  • Cancellation Policy
    Flexible: Full refund up to 3 day prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $500 To No Max
  • Experience
    39 Year(s)
    Events Last Year 1
  • Languages
    • English
    • Spanish
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