Deanne Criswell Sworn in as FEMA Administrator

On April 26, Deanne Criswell was sworn in as the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator, the first woman in U.S. history to hold the top position for the agency. While delivering the oath of office, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas highlighted Administrator Criswell’s “commitment and service to our nation,” over the years and expressed “full confidence in her ability to lead FEMA with compassion, fairness, integrity, and respect…” during the event. Administrator Criswell was nominated for the post by President Biden on January 15 and was confirmed by the Senate on April 22.