RIEMA executive director resigns

J. DAVID SMITH has resigned from his post as executive director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency.
Posted 6/14/11

PROVIDENCE – The executive director of the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency announced his resignation Monday.

J. David Smith, head of the agency for three years, said he will step down from the post on July 30. He has accepted a position at Salve Regina University as director of Criminal Justice Graduate Studies.

“[David] has made tremendous strides in making that organization not only ready for any possible scenario, but proactive in terms of emergency preparedness,” said Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee. “He has demonstrated significant leadership and managerial ability in a difficult, demanding position. During the historic floods last year, he led RIEMA with skill and dedication.”

“This was a tremendously difficult decision for me to make,” said Smith. “This is not a case of me leaving RIEMA, but rather of an exciting and unexpected opportunity that presented itself, one that I simply could not pass up.”

Smith previously was the chief of police for Narragansett and Westerly, and the director of public safety and transportation for Roger Williams University.

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