Deputy State Coordinator

Deputy State Coordinator for AdministrationBrett Burdick

Brett A. Burdick

Joined the Virginia Department of Emergency Management in 1994 and is currently Deputy State Coordinator for Administration.

Positions and Accomplishments

  • Director of the Technological Hazards Division (2000 through 2008) with oversight of the Commonwealth’s Hazardous Materials Emergency Response System.
  • Environmental Programs Manager (1994 through 2000) directing the environmental restoration of the Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Fuel Storage Facility in York County.
  • Terrorism Program Manager directing Virginia's Consequence Management efforts and preparedness for terrorist incidents.
  • Member of the Regional Response Team for EPA Region III.
  • Virginia's representative on the Southern States Energy Board Radioactive Materials Transportation Committee.
  • Member of the DOD/DOJ Interagency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability.
  • Professional Geologist in two states.
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Manager at the Masters Level through the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.
  • Certified Emergency Manager from the International Association of Emergency Managers


  • Bachelor of Arts in Geology and Oceanography from Humboldt State University, California
  • Master of Public Administration from California State University – Dominguez Hills
  • Graduate Studies at the University of New Hampshire and the College of William and Mary in Virginia
  • Master of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Graduate of Commonwealth Management Institute and the Virginia Executive Institute

Personal Info
A rugby fanatic, Mr. Burdick is married with three children and currently resides in Henrico County.