Director for National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), FEMA
Since 1989 Mr. Hake has been involved with the delivery of the National Flood Insurance Program. The first 11 years were in the private sector as a contractor for FEMA’s Mitigation Directorate in the area of risk identification and mapping. In 2000, he became a Hydraulic Engineer continuing to focus on risk identification and mapping. In 2006, lead the effort to consolidate the Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs and provide leadership over the mitigation grants. In 2011, he moved to the FEMA Response and Recovery Directorate to lead efforts to refine the agencies Individual Assistance (IA) grant programs and to assist in improving the Public Assistance program as well as served on the National Response Coordination Center as the lead for Emergency Support Function 6. In 2015, he was selected to assist in developing the process for the Sandy Claims Review after which he was selected to serve as the Director for the Risk Insurance Division and ultimately the Director for Program Delivery.
As the Program Delivery Director with oversight of the Underwriting, Claims, Direct Servicing Agent and Industry Relations & Training he leads efforts associated with private sector. The vision is to improve coordination and collaboration with Industry as well as promote transparency ultimately resulting in a program that is easier to implement and understand.