About ICF

Meredith Derr

Senior Director, Disaster Management
Meredith is an expert in disaster management and critical infrastructure with more than 10 years of experience in federal policy and program management.

Meredith leads recovery and mitigation efforts with a focus on critical infrastructure. She has nearly 15 years of experience in government relations and project management and has managed more than $1.5 billion in complex utility mitigation and modernization projects. Her experience with disaster recovery and resilience programs includes FEMA Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Section 428 Alternative Procedures, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities, and Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery.

Meredith has developed mitigation strategies across multiple hazards, such as seismic events, hurricanes, and winter storms. She also led wildfire mitigation planning efforts for the electric utility sector, which included conducting risk assessments, developing goals and projects to reduce ignition potential and grid vulnerability, engaging stakeholders, and drafting plans for regulatory compliance.

Previously, Meredith led and supported Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) programs in New York and New Jersey. In New York, her reconciliation program ensured compliant distribution of more than $2 billion in recovery funding and developed an appeals process to bring tens of millions of dollars into compliance.

  • J.D. Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law
  • B.A., Political Science, The College of New Jersey
  • P.M.P., Project Management Institute