Mr. Gary McKeon

Director, FEMA

Gary joined OPPA in November 2012 as the Director of the Audit Liaison Office (ALO). ALO provides oversight, monitoring, and coordination of the Department’s responses on audits, inspections, and reviews, primarily by the DHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) and Government Accountability Office (GAO). ALO assists in the implementation of the OMB Circular A-50 Requirements, promotes long-term viability of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) by facilitating transparency of the Agency to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary (DHS) and the Congress in accordance with law. The Audit follow-up is an integral part of good management and is a shared responsibility of agency management officials and auditors. Corrective action taken by management on resolved findings and recommendations is essential to improving the effectiveness and efficiency of Government operations. Gary has more than 30 years of diverse experience in Business, Project Management, and Business Process reengineering and military background. Gary is a former Naval Intelligence Officer, Business Entrepreneur and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Hofstra University and a Management Certificate from University of Virginia (Darden School). Additionally, Mr. McKeon is certified in Project Management Principles (PMP), Risk Management (RSM), and holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma.