Risk Management and Mitigation Services

Pudar Mitigation Consulting, Inc.

Ranko S. Pudar, PhD, PMP, PE, CFM

Mr. Pudar is a senior level Program Manager consultant with over 30 years of experience in hazard mitigation, benefit-cost analysis, risk and vulnerability assessments, floodplain mapping and management, hazard mitigation planning, and program and project management.

Mr. Pudar has an educational background in water resources and floodplain management, having served both as a federal employee and as a consultant. Under nationwide contract with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Mr. Pudar provided services as FEMA Region IV mitigation (HMTAP) coordinator for a major technical consultant between 1998 and 2009. Since then, he has served as the President of Pudar Mitigation Consulting, where he is actively involved in mitigation management and leadership on local and regional levels. Of particular importance is his programmatic and operational skills utilized in post hurricane efforts in major US urban areas: Hurricane Sandy disaster relief in New York City (FEMA Region II) and Hurricane Harvey disaster relief in Houston (Region VI).

Mr. Pudar is widely recognized as an expert in hazard mitigation, risk assessment, floodplain management, and benefit-cost analysis. He is actively involved in national policy developments through Association of Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).

PhD, 2021, University of Belgrade, Serbia, Flood Risk Management, Ecosystem Services

MSCE,  1997, Georgia Institute of Technology, concentration in  Water Resources
MSCE,  1991, Cornell University, concentration in Risk Analysis, Applied Mathematics
BS, 1987, University of Belgrade, Serbia, concentration in  River Hydraulics

Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute (PMI #1576586)
Professional Engineer, State of Georgia (#24199)
Certified Floodplain Manager, Association of State Floodplain Managers (US-00-256)

Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM)
Georgia Association of Floodplain Management (GAFM)

Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

Representative Experience      

  • Senior BCA consultant for National Technical Review (NTR) for FEMA BRIC (Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities) program
  • Mitigation consultant to various State and municipal emergency management agencies
  • Operations Manager, Subject Matter Expert: 406 Mitigation support on behalf of FEMA for the City of Houston, DR-4332-TX Hurricane Harvey disaster relief
  • Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) coordinator for New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP), including post-Sandy mitigation efforts for numerous WWTPs and pump stations
  • Mitigation Lead for Hurricane Sandy Recovery, New York University Langone Medical Center, 2013 - 2014
  • BCA Team Lead for Hurricane Sandy HMGP program, New York City Office of Emergency Management, 2013 - 2014
  • BCA Task Lead for Hurricane Sandy HMGP application, Staten Island University Hospital - North Campus, 2013 - 2014
  • Project Manager and Principal Consultant for County-wide Hazard Mitigation Plans in Georgia 2011 - ongoing
  • Task Lead, Natural Hazards HAZUS Analysis, Metro DC Hazard Vulnerability Assessment, 2012
  • Regional Coordinator for FEMA HMTAP Program in Region IV in 2000-2009
  • Task Order Coordinator for over 25 FEMA mitigation Task Orders
  • Task Order Coordinator for Mississippi Post-Katrina Recovery 
  • Task Order Coordinator for Florida Post-2004 Hurricane Recovery
  • RSDE trainer and Committee Chair at Georgia Association of Floodplain Management
  • Project Manager, Henry County, Georgia future conditions flood mapping  study 2008-2009
  • Program Manager, Georgia DNR flood mapping Program in 2008
  • Program Manager, FEMA Region IV IDIQ flood mapping Program in 2003-2009
  • Project Manager for over 40 county wide FEMA flood mapping studies
  • Project Manager for NPDES Phase I in San Antonio, Texas