And the winner is, Brendan McCluskey!
Since this is my old job, I do track who's who in the zoo. See sections of the announcement below. Welcome to earthquake country!
"Brendan McCluskey has been appointed as the new director of the King County Office of Emergency Management. He replaces Walt Hubbard, who retired in 2018. Most recently, McCluskey served as director of emergency management for the New Jersey Department of Health. McCluskey will report directly to Caroline Whalen, county administrative officer and director of the Department of Executive Services.
Prior to joining the state of New Jersey, McCluskey also worked for the state of Maryland and for the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. McCluskey's educational background includes bachelor's and master's degrees from Kean University, a law degree from Rutgers University, and post-graduate work at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He was in the first cohort of FEMA's National Emergency Management Executive Academy, and is a Certified Emergency Manager and Certified Business Continuity Professional. Brendan is also a long-time member of the International Association of Emergency Managers.
McCluskey will begin his duties at King County on [Monday], March 18."