Brad Gair, MA, CEM

Brad Gair, MA, CEM


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Brad is our firm's most senior expert on emergency response offering more than 25 years of U.S. and international emergency management and homeland security experience. He is recognized globally for his leadership during scores of disasters, emergencies and special events, including the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City and Hurricane Katrina.

During his tenure at FEMA, Brad led the temporary housing programs in the aftermath of Florida's 2004 hurricanes and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. After Superstorm Sandy struck NYC in 2012, Mayor Bloomberg appointed him to head the Office of Housing Recovery Operations. Brad most recently led the consultant team that managed the USVI’s temporary housing program after Hurricanes Irma and Maria devastated the islands in 2017. In all, he has created and managed disaster recovery programs resulting in temporary housing, repairs or reconstruction for more than 50,000 families.

He also served as NYU Langone Health’s first Vice President for Emergency Management and Enterprise Resilience and was responsible for the successful negotiation of the largest FEMA PA grant ever awarded for a single healthcare facility, totaling $1.1 billion for funds related to Hurricane Sandy.

Brad continues to lead the Witt O’Brien’s team supporting the US Virgin Islands’ multibillion-dollar hurricane recovery program which includes major infrastructure reconstruction of schools, healthcare facilities, public buildings, roads, water, wastewater, communications, and power systems.

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