About ICF

Marko Bourne

Senior Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, Disaster Management
Marko is an expert in risk reduction and disaster resilience with more than 35 years of experience.

Marko has spent nearly four decades as a government and business senior executive bridging the gap between the private sector and all levels of government. He supports federal, state, and local disaster planning, recovery, and resilience across the United States. Marko has led the homeland security and emergency management business units of major corporations and nonprofits. He was also a senior executive at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), taking on various roles, including serving as FEMA’s director of policy and program analysis (the number three position at the agency).

Marko has led first-responder operations and state emergency management policy. He also served as founding director of the National Integration Center at FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security, and he developed the first national incident management system and the National Response Framework. Marko led the reorganization of FEMA following Hurricane Katrina and has been a senior federal career and appointed leader to more than 200 presidentially declared disasters.

During his career, Marko won two Communicator Awards and was twice a finalist for Telly Awards. He serves as an executive committee member on the Preparedness Leadership Council and on the Domestic Preparedness Journal Advisory Board. He is a member of the board of trustees for the Association of State Flood Plain Managers Foundation; a member of the Department of Homeland Security Creation Team and Transition Team; and was chair of the Public Safety Transition Team for Governor Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania.

Marko is a former police officer and firefighter.

"Our ability to prepare for, respond to and recover better from disasters means making difficult choices but not shying away from making them and implementing them."

Insights

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Leveraging federal dollars for COVID-19 response: Part 2
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Planning for concurrent disasters during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Risk management and the COVID-19 pandemic
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Additional funding options for COVID-19 recovery
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Insurance and the COVID-19 pandemic
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Applying FEMA’s Individual Assistance program to COVID-19
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Public health impacts of COVID-19
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Leveraging federal dollars for COVID-19 response
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Local government's guide to successful FEMA interactions
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The changing landscape of disaster management
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