ASFPM Welcomes New Associate Director CHAD BERGINNIS. He will commence this new role in January 2011, assisting Executive Director Larry Larson, Deputy Director George Riedel and all ASFPM Staff in oversight for national policy, administration, financial and records management, project management, and member services activities.
Chad comes to ASFPM about as well prepared as possible! He has served ASFPM on the Board of Directors as Chair and Vice Chair, Mitigation Pod Coordinator, and past chair of the Flood Insurance and Mitigation Committees. He has over 17 years experience in the public and private sectors. He served as the Ohio State Hazard Mitigation Officer and a Supervisor in the Ohio Floodplain Management Program, was Planning Director for Perry County Planning Commission, and most recently has been Senior Specialist in Hazard Mitigation and Floodplain Management for Michael Baker, Jr., Inc. Chad has great strengths and experience in flood risk policy and procedure development at the state, local and national levels. He is active in the Ohio Floodplain Management Association, where he promotes No Adverse Impact and the Certified Floodplain Manager program within the State. He has also been involved with other professional associations and organizations in the industry. Along with his strong communication skills and leadership experience, Chad has a great technical understanding of flood risk and emergency management. He professes unwavering support of the Association, and is enthusiastic about helping advance ASFPM's mission of working to reduce flood losses and supporting wise use of flood hazard areas through education, training, policy analysis, and program development. He will join the ASFPM Executive Office staff on January 3, where he can be reached at the main office number, 608-274-0123