About ICF
Albert Blankenship
Vice President, Disaster Management
Al is an expert in large-scale disaster management with more than 15 years of experience.

Al joined our team after retiring from the United States Marine Corps with 31 years of service. His introduction to disaster management started with his last combat tour in Iraq, which involved the repairing and rebuilding of Fallujah in 2005.

His first assignment with us was the “Road Home” program in Louisiana, where he served as deputy program executive; this housing and mitigation program was the largest in the history of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. After the successful completion of the contract with Louisiana, Al led the search for a site and oversaw the construction of our 100,000-square-foot operations center in Martinsville, VA. He consolidated four of our locations into Martinsville and managed the operation center for two years.

When SuperStorm Sandy hit, Al deployed to New Jersey to assist the Department of Community Affairs in managing the Sandy Recovery Division. During this three-year assignment, he helped manage the implementation and closeout of the resettlement program and the delivery of the housing assistance program.

The next stop in Al’s career took him to New York with the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery. There, he oversaw the grant recovery component of the Sandy recovery programs. When Hurricane Harvey struck, the Federal Emergency Management Agency requested Al to develop the playbook for state-run housing. Shortly thereafter, Hurricanes Irma and Maria led Al to manage the project formulation and grant management contracts with COR3 for the Government of Puerto Rico. Al currently manages the contract with the General Land Office for the State of Texas’s mitigation funding for Hurricane Harvey and four flood events.

Education
  • M.H.A., Tulane University
  • B.B.A., Northwood University

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