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Ugo Morelli

Ugo Morelli
Pro Bono Member, FEMA Retiree
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
100 Bureau Drive, MS 8630
Gaithersburg, MD  20899
(301) 975-5911

Ugo Morelli is a pro bono member of the NEHRP Secretariat. He retired from the FEMA earthquake program in 2003, after managing the program on seismic safety of new buildings from 1982 to 1991 and a similar program on existing buildings from 1984 until his retirement. Prior to those assignments he worked in all-hazards mitigation with FEMA and predecessor agencies, beginning in 1971. He has had private-sector experience in management consulting, as one of the founders and as director of the Management Sciences Division of Logos, Ltd., and in strategic planning for the Martin Company (now the Lockheed Martin Corporation). Morelli served with U.S. Army Intelligence in Paris during World War II, and after graduate school had a civilian career in Air Intelligence, where he was responsible for all of the industrial targets in the Sino-Soviet complex that would have been attacked in a nuclear exchange.

A.M. International Studies, Harvard University
A.B. Government, Harvard College

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