Barry Scanlon is co-founder at DCMC Partners and leads strategic planning efforts and government relations, specializing in high-profile grass-roots and grass-tops coalition building. For more than two decades, Barry has provided strategic advice and counsel to an extensive network of elected officials, governmental organizations, and executives in the government and private sector.
Prior to DCMC Partners, Barry was co-founder and partner at a leading emergency management consulting firm. His federal experience includes serving as director of corporate affairs for FEMA. There he created, developed, and implemented Project Impact, a $100 million joint public–private sector initiative focused on building resilient communities. He was a lead author of the National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994.
Barry is a thought leader in crisis management and has served as senior advisor in the aftermath of the world’s most significant tragedies. He is a frequent speaker on all major news networks, on cable news broadcasts, and in national publications.
Barry holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from George Washington University.