About ICF

Ned Fernandez

Vice President, Disaster Management Mitigation Lead + ICF Climate Center Senior Fellow
Ned is a disaster management mitigation expert with experience in resilience planning, floodplain management, grant funding, and program management.
Ned previously served as Arcadis’ Urban and Coastal Resilience Planning and Policy team lead. In this role, he provided ongoing support to several state, local, and non-profit organizations with grant application development and management. Ned has worked on a variety of resilience planning projects and has served as project manager for several state-level program management initiatives. He has extensive experience with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs, FEMA Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program, FEMA Public Assistance program, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration Emergency Relief program, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Mitigation programs. Ned used his experience in hazard mitigation, economic impact analysis, and benefit-cost analysis, to develop methods for post-disaster loss avoidance assessment and to analyze return on investment for flood and wind hazard mitigation projects.
"ICF shares my passion to understand and mitigate the impacts of natural disasters in our communities. I'm proud to join my ICF colleagues in supporting our clients to implement initiatives that will promote a resilient future."
  • Certified Floodplain Manager, The Association of State Floodplain Management
  • M.S.P., Urban & Regional Planning, Florida State University
  • B.S., Political Science, Florida State University
  • B.S., Social Sciences, Florida State University
  • Linking Disaster Recovery and Mitigation to Climate Resiliency Florida Chamber 34th Annual Environmental Permitting Summer School – July 2019
  • Using Regional Economic Impact Analysis to Determine the Real Cost of Service Interruptions AWWA ACE 19 – June 2019
  • Hazard Mitigation for Utilities: Forming Partnerships For Leveraging Resources And Funding Opportunities Water Security Conference – September 2012
  • Implementing Hazard Mitigation for Water and Wastewater Utilities – FEMA EMI - FEMA 2018 Hazard Mitigation Stakeholders Workshop