W. Craig Fugate is one of the world’s leading experts in emergency and crisis management. Craig promotes innovation and forward thinking, with an emphasis on solving emergency management challenges as a community.
Craig helps to enhance Cadmus’ offerings in homeland security management consulting and training to federal, state, and local agencies, international governments, and leading private sector companies. He brings his insights and contributions to bear in support of Cadmus’ risk assessments and high-impact exercises across a range of challenges, including cybersecurity, natural hazards, terrorist attacks, climate resilience, and public health risks.
Craig served as FEMA administrator from May 2008 to January 2017. During his tenure, he led the agency through more than 500 presidentially declared major disasters and emergencies and created what has become known as the Waffle House Index—an informal metric used to help predict the effects of an incoming storm and the potential level of assistance required for disaster recovery. He also guided U.S. assistance in international disasters such as the earthquake in Haiti and the Fukushima radiological incident in Japan.
In 2016, Craig was awarded the National Emergency Management Association Lacy E. Suiter Award for lifetime achievements in the field of emergency management.