Rafael Lemaitre

Director of Public Affairs, FEMA

Rafael Lemaitre currently serves as Director of Public Affairs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Previously, he served as Communications Director for the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House. Lemaitre has also served as Senior Advisor for Media and Communications for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Rafael holds a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in media arts and design and political science, and a master’s degree in communications, culture and technology from Georgetown University, where he conducted research on the impact of social media technologies on contemporary American politics.