Gregory P Shelton



As Bureau Emergency Management Coordinator, Greg facilitates the sharing of scientific resources and information to inform decision-making and manages planning efforts to ensure the continuation of USGS mission essential functions during disasters and national emergencies.


Career History and Highlights:
Greg comes to the USGS after a 22-year career at the NOAA/National Weather Service. In his career at the National Weather Service, Greg focused on delivering critical water, weather, and climate information to key decision makers, including those with international interactions and dependencies.  Greg has extensive experience in interagency collaborations at the highest levels of Federal government, most notably while serving as the Director of Incident Management and Stafford Act Policy on the National Security Council (NSC) in 2014 and 2015. During his tenure on the NSC, Greg worked in policy formulation and execution as related to the development, testing, and evaluation of core capabilities across the five mission areas within the National Preparedness System, and he coordinated efforts to streamline the delivery of Federal disaster assistance under the authorities of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.  
Greg holds a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Texas A&M University.