MAITLAND, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tetra Tech, Inc. announced today that Michael Spletto has joined its Disaster Recovery practice as Director of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) programs. Mr. Spletto is a recognized leader in the area of CDBG program management and has led some of the largest housing recovery programs in the United States. Tetra Tech is a leading provider of emergency management services, including disaster response and recovery.
Mr. Spletto brings over 30 years of experience in CDBG program management, having served as Program Director of the CDBG Disaster Housing Recovery Program for the States of North and South Carolina; Program Manager for the State of Colorado CDBG-DR Advisory Services; and Director of the State of Louisiana’s Disaster Recovery Unit. While with Louisiana, he led the creation and implementation of the single largest disaster program in the country, which included more than $13 billion of assistance. Mr. Spletto has played a key role in many of the largest disaster recovery programs in the country and delivered numerous training sessions related to CDBG, CDBG Disaster Recovery, HUD compliance monitoring, strategic planning, and other housing related topics.
Mr. Spletto has worked for local and state governments for over 20 years and provided disaster recovery consulting services for over 10 years. He has assisted in the oversight or management of more than $20 billion in HUD disaster funding. These funds were part of over 175,000 homeowner applications, more than 15,000 housing buyouts and thousands of infrastructure and economic development projects to assist in revitalizing communities after major disasters.
“I’m very pleased to have Mr. Spletto join our organization,” said Jonathan Burgiel, president of Tetra Tech’s Disaster Recovery Practice. “His knowledge and expertise leading complex CDBG programs for impacted states will be invaluable to our current and future clients.”
Tetra Tech has assisted more than 300 state and local clients with the recovery of more than $6 billion in post-disaster grants. Tetra Tech uses state-of-the-art technology, quality assurance, and established best practices during the HUD CDBG-DR funding process to ensure rapid response, compliance, and cost-effective recovery for its clients.
Mr. Spletto said, “My goal is to work with our clients to use the lessons learned over the years to create best practices that can quickly get homeowners back into their homes. I look forward to working with Tetra Tech’s best-in-class team to bring these solutions to our clients.”
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