Brett Burdick joined VDEM in 1994 and currently serves as the Chief Deputy State Coordinator.
Positions and Accomplishments
- Director of the Technological Hazards Division, 2000-2008, with oversight of the Commonwealth’s Hazardous Materials Emergency Response System.
- Environmental Programs manager, 1994-2000, directing the environmental restoration of Virginia’s 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 Department of Defense/Department of Justice 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’s degree in geology and oceanography from Humboldt State University, California.
- Master’s degree in 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.
A rugby fanatic, Brett is married and they have three children and live in Henrico County.