Chris Vaughan

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Geospatial Information Officer

Chris Vaughan serves as the geospatial information officer for FEMA. In this role, he has led organizational change, established an integrated geospatial workforce across the agency, and is advancing innovative technologies within the emergency management community. Mr. Vaughan also serves as the chief of the Response Geospatial Office, which delivers policy, guidance, and training for the FEMA geospatial enterprise.

Since joining FEMA in 2010, Mr. Vaughan has provided crisis-decision support for more than 250 incidents ranging from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, wildfires, tornados, and pandemics.

Mr. Vaughan has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Lee University. He is a graduate of American University’s Key Executive Leadership Certificate Program as well as Harvard University’s National Preparedness Leadership Initiative Executive Education Program.

Last updated on: April 21, 2021