FEMA Keynote Speaker
Assistant Administrator, Federal Insurance Directorate
Senior Executive of the National Flood Insurance Program
David Maurstad is highly regarded for his transformative leadership in communicating disaster risk and preparedness, closing the insurance gap, and advancing mitigation actions against all natural hazards.
Mr. Maurstad recently has returned to familiar territory where he now heads FEMA’s restructured Federal Insurance Directorate as the Assistant Administrator and the senior executive of the NFIP.
He also serves as the accountable executive for advancing NFIP legislative reform and Enduring NFIP, FEMA’s initiative to coordinate NFIP transformation efforts across its headquarters and 10 regions.
In addition to his 14+ years of experience at FEMA, David is a former agent/broker of a family- owned property/casualty insurance agency and a former Nebraska mayor, state senator, and lieutenant governor, making him uniquely qualified to lead Federal Insurance and shepherd the NFIP through its next evolution.
Mr. Maurstad is a recipient of the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award, which recognizes the top 1% of exemplary career federal leaders who have overseen successful federal initiatives with a sweeping impact.