Disaster Zone

Transitions: Dave Fukutomi to head California Training Institute

This announcement was made earlier in mid-December

by Eric Holdeman / January 2, 2013

See announcement below on the appointment of Dave Fukutomi.  Dave and I worked together when we both were are ICF International.  He is a smart guy.  The last time I saw him he was up here in Washington State with mobile training team doing a couple of sessions on disaster recovery planning.


David Fukutomi, 47, of Camarillo, has been appointed assistant director and superintendent of the California Specialized Training Institute at the California Emergency Management Agency. Fukutomi has been a consultant at the Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute since 2009 and a self-employed emergency management and homeland security consultant since 2005. He has been a senior consultant at the Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Defense and Security since 2007 and was a vice president at ICF International from 2006 to 2008. Fukutomi was a federal coordinating officer at the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security from 1998 to 2005. He is a board member of Pier Into the Future. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $108,636.