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      William Doran

      William Doran III, CEM

      Senior Vice President, Response and Recovery


      Bill Doran is a FEMA program and policy subject matter expert with over 30 years of experience helping state and federal governments deliver billions of dollars in aid to affected communities. Through numerous leadership roles — including as a Colonel in the Louisiana Air National Guard — Bill ramps up teams quickly to develop comprehensive response and recovery plans following the country’s largest emergencies.

      Among his many career accomplishments, Bill delivered over $2.4 billion in aid after the Louisiana floods of 2016. He also executed one of the largest housing programs with over 4,000 manufactured housing units. After hurricanes Katrina and Rita, he provided over $1 billion in aid to over 120 counties in Texas and obligated over $2 million in public assistance per month. Following the devastation of the Moore Tornado in Oklahoma, he instituted FEMA’s debris pilot program and implemented first-ever Disaster Survivor Assistance teams.

      Before joining Plexos, Bill served as the Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region VI, where he was presidentially appointed to 25 federally declared disasters and coordinated efforts in nine states. During that time. he served as the Interim Louisiana Recovery Office Director for hurricanes Katrina and Rita and subsequently as the Response Division Director for Region VI.

      During his 30-year career as a colonel in the Louisiana Air National Guard, Bill served as operations chief for the response and recovery efforts of nine federally declared disasters in Louisiana. He conducted Operation Noble Eagle post 9/11, for which he successfully launched combat-ready F-15 aircraft to escort the President. Bill also managed a $7.5 million budget for annual operations and maintenance, and managed approximately $750 million of aircraft and equipment, plus a $250 million plant. Bill planned and deployed to the Middle East for Operation “Northern Watch” twice.



      FEMA Emergency Management
      Institute Executive Academy

      FEMA Emergency Management

      University of Maryland
      Master of Science

      Master of Strategic Studies

      USAF Air War College, Maxwell AFB,Alabama

      Louisiana State University, B.A.




      Emergency Management

      Response and Recovery

      Strategy and Development

      Executive Leadership

      FEMA Region VI Administration

      FEMA Public Assistance (PA)

      FEMA Individual Assistance (IA)

      FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs (HMGP)

      Military and Political Coordination