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February 20, 2024

Simon's Rock Alum and Board Officer Chloe Demrovsky '01 Named to the National Advisory Council for FEMA


Chloe Demrovsky

Simon’s Rock Board Officer and Vice Chair Chloe Demrovsky ’01 has been named to the National Advisory Council for FEMA. Demrovsky began her term on December 1, 2023, and now serves under the First Woman to Chair the National Advisory Council, Carrie Speranza. 

Demrovsky received her Bachelor of Arts from Bard College at Simon’s Rock before receiving her Master’s of Science in International Business from New York University. She is now a globally recognized, award-winning expert in risk and resilience and serves as the youngest and first female President and CEO of Disaster Recovery Institute International, the leading nonprofit helping organizations to prepare for and recover from disasters and that serves 20,000+ certified resilience professionals in 110+ countries and at 95% of Fortune 100 companies. 

She is a senior Forbes contributor, has appeared on CBS News, MSNBC, CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg, Sky News, and Cheddar, and has served as a source for The Associated Press, BBC, USA Today, The Financial Times, ABC News, and others. She has presented at 150+ events across five continents and briefed government bodies, including the US Congress, the European Commission, and the UN.

She is a professor and the inaugural Executive in Residence in Global Economy at NYU SPS Center for Global Affairs, a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Crain’s New York 2023 Notable Leader in Sustainability, a US-Japan Foundation Scott M. Johnson Fellow, a French-American Foundation 2019–22 Young Leader, a British-American Project Fellow, and a Board Director for United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) ARISE, DRI Foundation, Bard College at Simon's Rock Board (Vice-Chair), the French-American Foundation and Plastic Omnium. She speaks four languages, has traveled to 50+ countries, and lives in New York with her husband and son.