Management Consultant.

From wildfires to hurricanes, earthquakes to flash floods, Mark is the only former FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer with experience on the local, state and federal levels.

Through M.A.N. Ventures, Mr. Neveau is a management consultant, serving as a public information officer for both FEMA and the San Francisco Bay Area Fire Department.

As part of his portfolio of services, Mark develops curriculum and provides facilitation and instructional services to FEMA’s three national response teams as a subject matter expert. This includes:

  • Directing training programs in FEMA/State Joint Field offices (JFO) for hundreds of federal, state and local partners.
  • The culmination of these efforts leads to the production of an instructional program––taught nationwide––on how federal/state/local/non-governmental agencies cooperatively operate in a disaster environment.

In addition, Mark served in the same capacity at a FEMALeadership Education
Conference, which included the Federal Coordinating officers and Response team leaders from all over the nation along with United States Senior Executives:

  • Specifically, he led a team developing and then facilitating, an exercise focusing on the national “Cascadia Earthquake Zone” disaster response plan. The exercise projected the impacts to hundreds of millions of Americans, half the U.S. commerce, multiple countries, and multiple states.
  • In 2014, he worked with the FEMA (Washington, DC-based) National Response team during a full-scale accreditation exercise in Sacramento, California. This exercise tested the team’s abilities to operate at our nation’s largest and most complex disasters, while also exercising/training the California Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES) newly formed state Emergence Response Teams.
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A Highly Trusted TV News Commentator.

Mark is frequently interviewed on KTVU in the San Francisco Bay Area, as well as on other broadcast and print media outlets from Arizona to Michigan, South Dakota and New York.

Between 1997 and 2018, he has made appearances on Fox, NBC, ABC, and CBS affiliate stations, as well as numerous radio and print news interviews in various states. In each appearance or interview, he discussed aspects of national disaster emergency responses, recovery operations, and executive decision-making in highly politicized environments.

Above all, Mr. Neveau’s “down to earth” and sincere manner puts his audience at ease and enables complex subject matter to be easily understood by his viewers.

A few very notable examples include:

Fox News (KTVU San Francisco) Commentator:

  • Mr. Neveau provides “on air” disaster response/recovery expertise. Most recently, he appeared with news anchors to provide expertise during the 2017/18 California Wildfires devastation.
  • He has appeared over 65 times providing wildfire and hurricane survivors with in-depth recovery information.

Hurricane Maria – Puerto Rico:

  • Mark was working on behalf of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, assisting in the response of recovery efforts just after Hurricane Maria struck land in September 2017.
  • Mr. Neveau assisted the Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) in recruiting and designing an organization to manage the recovery operation.
  • He worked with various state agencies to streamline and improve the grants management process by implementing a program to embed staff directly into Puerto Rico Electrical Power Authority (PREPA), Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA), and Puerto Rico Public Safety.
  • He led a team of private sector professionals helping Puerto Rican residents acquire the aid needed to get back on the road to economic and individual recovery.
  • And he was instrumental in training existing staff on the Puerto Rico contracting procedures in an effort to expedite the rebuilding phase.
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A Dynamic Public Speaker.

He is an authoritative, appealing and amusing speaker who can thoroughly engage your audience on a wide variety of topics, as well disasters that he’s managed first-hand….

Mark is in demand as a dynamic public speaker at:

  • SF Planning commissions and port commissions about business development
  • Healthcare organizations about business emergency response teams
  • Universities about emergency management after a disaster strikes
  • Rotary Clubs about how he managed response to major natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy and deadly flooding
  • California State Legislature subcommittees about mobile home fire safety
  • Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors about California wildfires
  • Expert Witness Testimony County Grand Jury about threats of weapons of mass destruction
  • And much more.
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