Bruce A. Bender, CFM
Bender Consulting Services, Inc.

With 30+ years of experience, Bruce Bender has been providing community engagement and outreach services and flood insurance expertise since 2002. On a national perspective, Bruce has supported FEMA’s NFIP national marketing Campaign (FloodSmart) and national mapping programs (Map Mod, Risk MAP). At the local level, he assists counties and communities with their community engagement and outreach efforts as they go through map changes and provides them flood insurance expertise. Mr. Bender has participated in numerous flood insurance-related studies and been an expert witness in court cases related to flood and private flood insurance. He is currently a Co-Chair for the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Insurance Committee.

Previously, Mr. Bender worked in the insurance industry for close to 15 years, including managing one of FEMA’s largest WYO flood insurance programs and an insurance agency. He has a B.S. in Geology from The College of William and Mary……and a flood insurance policy!