National Security, Maritime Security and Emergency Management Subject Matter Expert
Joseph L. Nimmich joined Potomic Ridge LLC as a partner on 1 April 2019. He served as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (2014-17) where he focused on strengthening and institutionalizing the Agency’s business architecture to achieve the FEMA mission. Between 2013-14 he was the Associate Administrator for the Office of Response and Recovery, he coordinated and synchronized all of FEMA Headquarters’ operational response activities during major disasters and/or emergency activations.
He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for more than 33 years, retiring as a Rear Admiral in 2010. He earned an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University, and holds a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He received his B.S. History and Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.