Ashburn, VA (PRWEB)
September 15, 2017
The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is pleased to announce that Hugh Hyman recently came onboard as the new Senior Manager for Compliance and Financial Reporting. This role is a part of the organization’s Economic Development and Disaster Recovery division and will be primarily focused on ensuring financial compliance across all of IBTS’s disaster recovery efforts.
Prior to joining IBTS, Mr. Hyman worked for ten years in disaster recovery for the State of Louisiana. The last eight years were spent in Louisiana’s Office of Community Development-Disaster Recovery Unit (OCD-DRU), which administers over $16.2 billion in active Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grants – including recovery from Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav, Ike, and Isaac – as well as the State’s National Disaster Resilience grant and $1.7 billion in funding from the 2016 Great Floods in Louisiana. While at OCD-DRU, Mr. Hyman served as the Director of Reporting and Performance Management, overseeing the Office’s federal and state reporting requirements in addition to business intelligence efforts. During the 11 months prior to accepting the role at IBTS, he served as Chief Analyst in the State’s recovery efforts from the 2016 floods.
In his new role at IBTS, Mr. Hyman assures financial compliance requirements are met for all CDBG and CDBG-DR projects. He will assist in developing and overseeing an effective program reporting capability focused on financial reporting, data collection, and data analytics and assessment. Mr. Hyman will work to ensure that communities remain compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations and statutes that may apply to the various projects underway. Additionally, he will help kick off a new public purpose-focused program within the Economic Development and Disaster Recovery division, which will provide pro bono initial assistance to communities following a disaster.
“It has been an honor to be a part of the disaster recovery efforts in Louisiana for the last ten years, but, especially given the damages from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma over the last few weeks, it is going to take a large team of experts in this field to help those…