Deputy State Coordinator

Brett 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.