Lawrence Frank, MRP, CFM
Resilience Program Manager
Atkins North America
Lawrence Frank is a professional planner and a Certified Floodplain Manager with Atkins North America where he serves as Resilience Program Manager. With 21 years’ experience in hazard mitigation, he has an extensive background in assisting federal, state, tribal, university, and local officials in reducing risk to natural hazards. Career highlights include leading the development of the 2017 Louisiana Coastal Master Plan Flood Risk and Resilience Program framework, leading various FEMA mitigation grant review efforts post-disaster including Hurricane Katrina, leading the preparation of the City of Long Beach’s (NY) Community Reconstruction plan post-Sandy, and preparing hazard mitigation plans all over the country. In 2015, he was the lead author of the Climate-Ready Infrastructure and Strategic Sites Protocol (CRISSP) with the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative and helped draft recommended ordinance revisions for the City of Miami Beach’s resilience project. Previously, he served as National Planning Technical Lead for the RAMPP Joint Venture Risk MAP Program contract.
Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Frank worked at FEMA Region IV in Atlanta for 10 years. He earned a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature also from UNC.