Preparedness & Recovery

Michael Sprayberry Appointed Director of North Carolina Emergency Management

Sprayberry replaces Doug Hoell, who retired earlier this month.

by News Staff / February 21, 2013

On Feb. 20, Michael Sprayberry was appointed as the director of the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management.

“This is an exciting opportunity,” said Sprayberry in a statement from the state, “and I'm looking forward to working with our local and state partners to continue building North Carolina's nationally recognized emergency management program.”

Sprayberry was named deputy director for the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management in 2005. According to the state, he has overseen the division's budget, as well as the emergency and human services, communications and field staff.

“Sprayberry has been providing invaluable service as acting director, while still managing his responsibilities as deputy director and operations chief for the division,” North Carolina Department of Public Safety Secretary Kieran Shanahan said in a statement. “Time and again he has demonstrated exceptional leadership, and I am confident in his abilities to carry the state's emergency management program forward.”

Before working for the state, Sprayberry served in the U.S. Marine Corps and the North Carolina Army National Guard for 25 years.

He replaces Doug Hoell, who retired earlier this month.