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Jeffrey Byard to be Nominated FEMA Administrator

President Trump intends to nominate Jeffrey Byard, associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, as administrator of FEMA within the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, he worked as an executive operations officer and mitigation division planner at the Alabama Emergency Management Agency and led evacuation efforts for the state during Hurricane Gustav, the White House said Friday.

Byard also held the role of director at Alabama's transitional recovery office where he coordinated the delivery of FEMA's support and recovery assistance to local and state governments. The U.S. Marine Corps veteran is a former FEMA Region IV Regional Advisory Council member and a graduate of Troy University.

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