Beth A. Freeman
Regional Administrator, FEMA Region VII

Beth A. Freeman is the regional administrator for FEMA Region VII, she was appointed by President Obama to this position in 2010. She also served FEMA in the past as the director for Region VII in 2000. She gained a deep understanding of Region VII in her 18 years working for U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa—during this time, she worked as the senator’s regional director and managed operations for three eastern Iowa offices, and was also the statewide disaster recovery coordinator.

In addition to the strong relationships Freeman developed with state and local emergency managers while in Sen. Harkin’s office, she has extensive experience working with important national partners in disaster response. Freeman holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Hawaii and a bachelor’s degree from Drake University.

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