By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that she has named Brian Hastings as director of the Alabama Emergency Management Agency. Director Hastings is a recently retired colonel from the U.S. Air Force.
Ivey said, “The recent events in Texas remind us of the importance of having a well-run and effective Emergency Management Agency. Colonel Hastings has extensive military experience and is a proven leader. He will bring an unmatched work-ethic, determination, and unparalleled experience of leading under extreme circumstances – all of which are essential attributes of an effective EMA Director.”