Brad Gair, a disaster recovery expert with more than 25 years of emergency management experience in areas hit by natural and man-made disasters, served as director of housing recovery operations under Mayor Michael Bloomberg in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. Prior to this, Brad served as Deputy Commissioner with the New York City Office of Emergency Management as well as a FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer, including serving as Federal Recovery Officer in New York City after 9/11 and in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.
"Governor Cuomo announced yesterday he’s bringing back to his team some trusted old hands who had previously worked for his Administration. We think that is a smart approach, and we are happy to tell Staten Island we are partnering again with Brad Gair; he will be a pro bono Special Advisor to Borough Hall and the Staten Island elected delegation,” noted Borough President Oddo.
“Brad and Staten Island walked many of those initial long miles after Sandy, and although there were some animated moments in those early days, a deep respect was earned and built. Brad is a cool head, an experienced voice, has a perspective from 20,000 feet, and yet still has the ability to see the minutiae on the ground. He will join our daily conference calls, and will be available around the clock for guidance.”