President Biden intends to nominate Alice Hill, former senior director of resilience policy on the National Security Council staff, to be deputy administrator for resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the White House said Friday.
Hill is the David M. Rubenstein senior fellow for energy and environment at New York-based policy think tank Council on Foreign Relations.
Her previous work in the government also includes service as special assistant to former President Barack Obama and senior counselor at the Department of Homeland Security, where she helped the DHS leadership plan strategies to address climate impacts and biological and chemical threats.
In a September 2021 interview with Government Matters, Hill said she believes federal agencies should factor climate risk in their decision-making process and explore approaches to ensuring federal investments are resilient to the impacts of changing weather patterns.
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