Maggie Steenburg

Adjunct Professor / AIDP Undergraduate Program

Academy for International Disaster Preparedness


Maggie Steenburg is an Emergency Management professional with experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She is skilled in all phases of emergency management, logistics, coordination of complex projects, relationship management, and public information and messaging. Ms. Steenburg previously worked in the private sector for several disaster consulting firms where she provided policy guidance, project management, EOC staff augmentation, and response and recovery support for clients and partners. She has responded to disasters throughout the Country, as well as Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, and managed hundreds of millions of dollars in state grant funds and federal reimbursements. She has developed and implemented trainings, programs, and policies to improve business operations, response, and long-term recovery outcomes. Additionally, Ms. Steenburg spent 9 years working for Former President Bill Clinton – including 3 years as his Director of Scheduling, held Emergency Management positions with the City of Delray Beach, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, Broward County EOC, and deployed as the Planning Section Chief and Resource Unit Leader with the FL Region 7 All-Hazards Incident Management Team.


Ms. Steenburg currently serves as the Assistant Director for Miami-Dade County Department of Emergency Management. In this capacity she is responsible for overseeing the Mitigation, Recovery, and Resilience Directorate. She has a Master’s Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management from Georgetown University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts from New York University, and studied Chemistry at Birkbeck College in the UK. She is also a graduate of the FEMA National Emergency Management Basic Academy.