Patrick Marchman currently works with Resilience Action Partners, a joint venture of Michael Baker International and Ogilvy, as Mitigation Champion, advising clients on improving effectiveness and communication to support natural hazards mitigation.  Previously, he worked for the U.S. government for over ten years as both an employee and a contractor, and before graduate school, worked for eight years in the information technology sector. He earned a master's degree in marine affairs from the University of Washington in 2005 and has an undergraduate degree in decision sciences.  Patrick has also been involved with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals and the Resilience Dialogues, among others, to help develop the field of climate adaptation and support communities in developing resilience.

Professional Summary

  • Resilience, Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Adaptation: Member of American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) with advanced specialty certification as a Certified Environmental Planner (CEP) and over fifteen years of professional experience.  Deep experience in climate adaptation and thought leadership in climate migration and managed retreat.  Support resilience and adaptation efforts for FEMA for four-state area.  Organized and lead team to build resilience through innovative regulatory approaches in Houston in aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.  Consulted with mid-sized cities through the Resilience Dialogues for several years. 
  • Program/Project Management: Managed local, state and regional programs with over $1 billion in funding using risk-based approaches; developed goals, objectives and metrics; developed and oversaw program budgets.  Programs and projects managed included nation- and statewide environmental, real estate and hazard mitigation programs (Resilience Action Partners, FHWA, BOEM, FEMA), high-value coastal and marine infrastructure projects (FHWA, Maritime Administration, BAE Systems), local and regional climate resilience (Resilience Action Partners, FHWA, American Society of Adaptation Professionals), utility infrastructure (Covington Water District) and multiple military installations at all scales in a multi-state, multi-environment region (Army Reserve). 
  • Regulatory And Policy Knowledge: Strong experience with U.S. Federal laws and regulations including the National Environmental Policy Act and the Stafford Act, among others.  Experience in high-level policy analysis and advising leadership on regulatory and policy implications of decision-making. 
  • Software: Extensive experience with data analysis and reporting tools (SAS, SPSS, Business Objects), GIS/design (ArcGIS, Digital Coast, Google Earth, Geoportal, HAZUS-MH), database (Access, SQL Server), and other software (Powerpoint, SharePoint, Project, Office). 
  • Communications/Partnership skills: Strong track record of building partnerships and collaboration for high-profile initiatives and projects; experience in conflict resolution.  Experienced professional writer, editor and public speaker.  Built and managed successful teams ranging from internal workplace enhancement to high-visibility technology platforms.