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Lee Rosenberg, CEM
Managing Director, Navigating Preparedness Associates

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Our Managing Director

Lee Rosenberg is the Managing Director of Navigating Preparedness Associates. He is an accomplished executive and leader with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Rosenberg has an extensive background executing a full range of business functions including leadership, strategic planning, business development, budgeting, and project management.  He has worked as an emergency management leader for the past 10 years. During that time, he served as a Maritime Homeland Security subject matter expert for the United States Coast Guard and as a Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA RIX. At FEMA, he led teams providing Federal assistance to states after declared disasters, and supported planning for pandemic response and incident specific contingencies.  Mr. Rosenberg served 30 years in the Navy and retired at the rank of Captain. He has an extensive background in field leadership, emergency management operations and planning, hazard mitigation, training and exercises, and coordinating the efforts of local, State and Federal agencies during disaster response and recovery.

URS Corporation: Environmental Services Department Manager: Senior Homeland Security/Emergency Management Consultant,  2008 – 2014:

Mr. Rosenberg led the URS Oakland office Environmental Services Department. He managed a diverse staff of 40 engineers and scientists who provided planning and permitting, remediation, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), economics and emergency management services for industrial and government clients.  At URS, he initiated new business lines for GIS and emergency management services. He also increased the staff size and revenue of the planning and permitting group resulting in making it  a stand-alone department.

2006 – 2008: Federal Coordinating Officer, FEMA Region IX, 2006 – 2008: 

Mr. Rosenberg Served as a Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region IX. He led teams conducting disaster response and recovery operations in support of the Stafford Act while directing Joint Field Offices for disasters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Missouri, and Nebraska. He also developed policy, doctrine and SOPs for FEMA Headquarters Response Division.

United States Navy, 1976 – 2006:

Mr. Rosenberg served on active duty for 30 years and retired as a Captain. He spent over 7 years in command including the Navy ROTC Unit at the University of California, USS Eliot (DD-967) and Assault Craft Unit 5, a complex amphibious assault hovercraft operations and maintenance installation. Mr. Rosenberg was directly responsible for the lives and safety of up to 700 staff conducting complex operational assignments in the harshest conditions. His various assignments required oversight of safety, staff development and training, and mission accomplishment. Mr. Rosenberg is a combat veteran of Operation Desert Storm.

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Recent News and Events

Navigating Preparedness staff recently completed supporting Operation Super Genius for Team Rubicon in San Jose, CA. We assisted members of the community recover from the impacts of the flooding on Coyote Creek.

We are pleased to announce the following new projects:

  • California Department of Water Resources: State Water Project Staff Emergency Communications Training
  • Santa Clara Valley Water District: EAP Updates for Four Dams
  • Port of Oakland: Emergency Preparedness Program Support for FY 2019
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Membership Associations

We are proud to be members of the International Association of Emergency  Managers (IAEM) and the California Association of Emergency Managers (CESA). We also support the following volunteer and veteran service organizations.