Asst. Deputy Director of Hazard Mitigation
Sean Wyatt serves as the Assistant Deputy Director of the Hazard Mitigation (HM) Division in the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP). Since joining the agency in 2007, he has held various positions in several divisions to include Section Chief for Grants Management in the Public Assistance (PA) Division, Section Chief for Operations in the Preparedness, Response, and Interoperability Division and most recently Executive Officer in the Grants and Administration Division.
While working in the Public Assistance Division, Sean was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of a section of more than 100 employees managing $12 billion dollars in grants for 9 open disasters. During Sean’s tenure as Section Chief for Operations, the State’s Emergency Operations Center was activated on twenty-three (23) occasions with the most notable being winter weather events in early 2014 that prompted the closure of schools, state offices, and I-10 across much of the state. In his executive officer role, Sean directed the administration of GOHSEP’s State Management Costs totaling over $560 million dollars in funding for 16 open disasters between the Stafford Act’s Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation grant programs.
In his current role he leads the delivery and closeout of three hazard mitigation grant programs - Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM). These programs represent over $2.5 billion in funding for critical projects to protect life and property from the risks of natural hazards. In addition, the Hazard Mitigation Division is responsible for providing technical assistance and developing and maintaining the State’s Hazard Mitigation plan.
Prior to his tenure with GOHSEP, Sean spent four years working in the Marketing Department for the National Basketball Association’s New Orleans Hornets who split time between New Orleans and Oklahoma City after Hurricane Katrina devastated the region in 2005.
Sean received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Tech University. He is originally from Lewisville, Texas and currently resides in Denham Springs with his wife Angelle and their three children - Addison, Brennen, and Carsyn.