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April 16, 2010

Statement From Governor Pat Quinn On President Barack Obama’s Appointment Of IEMA Director Andrew Velasquez III To Regional Administrator, FEMA, Region Five

CHICAGO – April 16, 2010. Governor Pat Quinn today issued a statement on the appointment of Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) Director Andrew Velasquez III to Regional Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Region Five:

“I congratulate Andrew Velasquez on his appointment and wish him the very best as he takes on this vital challenge on behalf of the people of Illinois and the entire country. Andrew is a dynamic and innovative homeland security professional and an exceptional manager. As Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, Andrew always made the safety and security of the people his top priority. I know Andrew will continue to carry out that important mission in his new position.”


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