Hazard Mitigation Administrator
Ryan Mast is the Hazard Mitigation Administrator for the City of New Orleans, housed in the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness. In this capacity, he leads the City’s mitigation and recovery planning efforts and oversees implementation of strategic programs that reduce risk, build equity and increase adaption to natural and man-made shocks and stresses.
Prior to this role, Ryan worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency at the Louisiana Recovery Office supporting the $20 billion recovery effort from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike. During his tenure with the Agency, he served with the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and External Affairs departments and supported the DHS Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in establishing a Building Resilience with Diverse Communities program in New Orleans.
Ryan served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and is a graduate of Tulane University’s Stone Center for Latin American Studies. He was a member of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s inaugural Community Leadership Network Fellowship Program.