Bridget Bean serves as the Acting Chief Component Human Capital Officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In this capacity, Ms. Bean leads an organization that is responsible for ensuring successful implementation of strategic human capital initiatives that support FEMA's mission.
Ms. Bean was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2004. During her 27 year tenure with the SBA, Ms. Bean held several leadership positions including Deputy Associate Administrator for Field Operations, Deputy Associate Administrator for Administration, and Assistant Inspector General for Management and Policy. Prior to joining FEMA in October 2015, Ms. Bean was the Chief Human Capital Officer and Deputy Chief Operating Officer at SBA. In this position, Ms. Bean was responsible for management and oversight of SBA's Human Resources, Executive Secretariat, Grants Management, Chief Information Officer, and Diversity and Inclusion. At SBA, Ms. Bean developed innovative strategic human capital results and a customer focused solutions based service model. She actively fosters internal and external dialogues that contribute to attracting and retaining a goal oriented, high performing workforce.
Ms. Bean is a graduate of George Mason University and holds a degree in European Studies.