Principal & Program manager
Mr. Howard is the Principal of H2Bravo and is a Program Manager for disaster recovery housing programs. He has over 25 years of experience in disaster recovery with HUD CDBG-DR and FEMA housing recovery programs, spanning all aspects of the program management and construction process. His experience stems from key disaster recovery programs in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, New York, New Jersey, and North Carolina, where he assembled and developed project teams, and implemented complicated housing construction programs worth more than $2B in Federal funding. Mr. Howard has extensive experience with organizational leadership and operational design, with the capability to lead and manage large staff sections to accomplish a multitude of program tasks focused on effective and compliant program delivery. He is a subject matter expert on housing recovery programs, specifically with the program design and implementation of CDBG-DR construction programs.
Mr. Howard has held key leadership positions at the Federal, State, and community level, serving in the role of Project Director various companies and as the State Hazard Mitigation Officer for the State of Louisiana for 4 years.
Mr. Howard also holds the rank of Colonel in the Louisiana National Guard and is the Commander of the 139th Regional Support Group, responsible for the leadership and management of 3 battalions and over 2,200 soldiers providing key emergency response, search and rescue, and commodities distribution to Louisiana communities during emergencies. His key leadership traits developed in the military have transitioned to his civilian career, employing many of the Army values and the dedication to mission accomplishment.