ICF International Names John P. Paczkowski Vice President for Emergency Management Line of Business
New Executive Brings Strong Experience in Preparedness Policy, Planning, and Risk Management
Fairfax, Virginia, March 2, 2010 -
ICF International, a leading provider of consulting services and technology solutions to government and commercial clients, announced that it has named John P. Paczkowski to the position of vice president for emergency management within the company's homeland security and program management area. He will lead ICF International's emergency management line of business.
Prior to joining ICF, Mr. Paczkowski completed a one-year Naval Postgraduate School Fellowship at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Preparedness Directorate, where he pursued projects related to preparedness policy, planning, and risk management in support of the Deputy Administrator for National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
"We are very fortunate to have John Paczkowski join ICF International and lead our efforts for our Enterprise Resilience offerings," said Andy Robinson, senior vice president for ICF International. "He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in emergency management and resilience that broadens our abilities and offers tremendous benefit to our clients."
As a 30-year career executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Mr. Paczkowski held various leadership positions in planning, policy, and operations. He managed the Port Authority's emergency operations center following the September 11, 2001, attacks on the World Trade Center and, in late 2001, was named Director of Emergency Management and Security, where he was responsible for critical infrastructure protection and emergency readiness programs for the agency's aviation, transit, tunnel and bridge, and port cargo facilities.
Also at the Port Authority, Mr. Paczkowski supervised comprehensive security assessments of all agency facilities, implemented new security and emergency management practices and technologies, advanced consequence management and business continuity planning, and spearheaded several national-level homeland security projects with various DHS agencies. In September 2005, he led a team that assisted the City of New Orleans in reestablishing incident command and continuity of government less than a week after Hurricane Katrina struck that city.
In 2005, Mr. Paczkowski retired as a Colonel with 33 years of active and reserve service in the U.S. Marine Corps. During his service, he worked in a variety of homeland defense and security roles, including being the initiator of the Marine Corps Emergency Preparedness Liaison Officer Program and Chief of the Civil Support Division at the National Guard Bureau, which facilitates employment of National Guard forces during natural disasters and homeland security contingencies.
Mr. Paczkowski holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and an M.A. in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), with a concentration in Homeland Defense and Security. On graduation from NPS, he won the Butch Straub Award for leadership and academic excellence from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Mr. Paczkowski is a graduate of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and his military awards include the Legion of Merit Medal.
About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's Web site is www.icfi.com.
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