Daniel Kaniewski

Deputy Administrator, Resilience

Daniel Kaniewski, PhD was unanimously confirmed by the Senate as a Deputy Administrator on September 14, 2017. He is currently FEMA’s second ranking official and leads the newly organized FEMA Resilience.

Previously, Dr. Kaniewski was Vice President for Global Resilience at AIR Worldwide, a catastrophe risk modeling and consulting services firm. He was also a Senior Fellow at the Center for Cyber & Homeland Security and served as Mission Area Director for Resilience and Emergency Preparedness/Response at a research center supporting the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

In the George W. Bush Administration, he served as Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.

Dr. Kaniewski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Emergency Medical Services from George Washington University, a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration from George Washington University.