About ICF

Martin Altman

Vice President, Disaster Management
Martin Altman has over 35 years of emergency and program management, and is an expert in recovery and mitigation efforts for all entities that work to develop resilient and sustainable communities.

Martin is a project management professional (PMP) and vice president of our disaster management division with over 35 years of experience. He’s worked on over 50 major disasters across 10 states, gaining in-depth expertise in all phases of disaster management—from planning and preparedness to recovery and reconstruction. He served as a deputy emergency management director for the local county government of Missouri, where he built a comprehensive knowledge of laws and regulatory compliance for emergency management and program management across local, state, and federal government.

Martin manages a project for the Public Service Enterprise Group / Long Island Power Authority, providing program management services for a $1.4B grant. From 2004 to 2008, he served as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Infrastructure branch director during the nine hurricanes that impacted the state during the 2004 to 2005 hurricane seasons in Florida, where he administered over $16B in disaster recovery programs during his tenure. He provided clear direction, assignments, and guidance to effectively structure and organize work activities, maximize productivity, and fulfill the mission objectives of FEMA headquarters—both operational and fiscally.

After leaving FEMA, Martin continued his efforts in the private sector consulting business to assist local and state governments, private nonprofit organizations, and local communities in disaster recovery, including disaster plans, economic development, business continuity, building back with resiliency, and sustainability after a catastrophic event. He’s consulted for cities up and down the east coast and the gulf coast.

Before his career in emergency management, Martin served in the fire service. He was President and CEO of a turnkey environmental engineering and hazardous materials emergency response firm. Martin worked in the environmental clean-up industry throughout the east coast and midwest from waste management to spill clean-up.

"Resiliency begins way before a disaster. It’s critical to build partnerships across all community lifelines to have a resilient and sustainable community for future generations."
  • B.S., Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland
  • A.A., Fire Science Technology, Westmoreland County Community College
  • P.M.P., Seminole State College