An Agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia
Emergency Support Team (VEST) Status Green, Steady State

VEOC Activation Status: Green, Steady State

Erin Sutton

Position: Chief Deputy State Coordinator

Executive Profile:

Erin Sutton is the Chief Deputy at the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. As the Chief Deputy she oversees the day-to-day operations of the agency and provides overall support to the State Coordinator during emergencies. Erin has worked in emergency planning and management for the last 15 years, most recently serving as Director of the City of Virginia Beach Office of Emergency Management since 2014. She has also held positions with the Virginia Beach Department of Public Health, developing the Virginia Beach Medical Reserve Corps and leading the city-wide pandemic planning effort as Emergency Planner. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Radford University and her Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. She is a Certified Emergency Manager, Certified Floodplain Manager and has her Project Management Professional certification.