Jason Hunter is the Branch Chief for the Floodplain Management and Insurance (FMI) Branch of FEMA Region IV. In this capacity, he is ultimately responsible for the administration of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and the advancement of floodplain management objectives in all eight (8) States in the Region, which includes over 3,300 participating communities and over 2.2 million flood insurance policies. Jason has been involved in all of the Branches’ operations. Prior to serving as the Branch Chief, Jason was a Senior Floodplain Management Specialist and provided technical support and guidance to local and state officials in Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and floodplain management. Jason also managed the Community Assistance Program- State Supported Services (CAP-SSSE) Cooperative Agreement for the Region. He also serves as an instructor for the various floodplain management related courses offered throughout the Nation.
Since joining FEMA, Jason has frequently deployed to support disaster field operations for the Hazard Mitigation Branch and the Floodplain Management and Insurance Group. Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Jason served as the Outreach and Public Awareness Lead for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Remapping Project and was responsible for leading the team in all of the extensive outreach efforts associated with the release of advisory and preliminary flood maps. More recent disaster operations that Jason has supported include the Atlanta (GA) Flood of 2009, Hurricane Sandy in New York, and also Hurricane Hermine, Matthew and Irma in Florida.
Jason, a native of Decatur, GA., is an active member in the Association of State Floodplain Managers and is a Certified Floodplain Manager.