Desi Matel Anderson

Desi Matel Anderson

Chief Wrangler at Field Innovation Team (FIT)

Desiree (Desi) Matel-Anderson, the first and former Chief Innovation Advisor at FEMA, led the first innovation team down to Hurricane Sandy to provide real-time problem solving in disaster response and recovery. Desi attended the National Preparedness Leadership Institute at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health in 2011, advised on Harvard’s Executive Education on National Preparedness Leadership Institute Advisory Board in 2013 and obtained a Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University in 2009. Desi lectures on innovation at Harvard, Yale and various universities. She serves as a consultant on innovation for agencies and governments, nationally and internationally, including her advisor role to the European emergency management consortium in UNESCO’s I-REACT team.

Sessions
Rebuilding Better for Resiliency
Wednesday, March 11 10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Crisis Workshop: How To Keep Your Company Innovative
Wednesday, March 11 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Crisis Workshop: How To Keep Your Company Innovative
Thursday, March 12 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM