Former Nebraska State Patrol superintendent Bryan Tuma has been selected as the next Nebraska Emergency Management Agency assistant director.
Current director Al Berndt is retiring at the end of the month. He was appointed to the position in 2000.
Tuma worked for the Nebraska State Patrol from 2005 to 2011 and then most recently served as the safety coordinator for DuPont Pioneer.
“Bryan brings a blend of experiences to the position of assistant director of the Nebraska Emergency Management Agency that will ensure a smooth transition. I am impressed with his knowledge of state government and his past experience in emergency management as the superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol,” said Maj. Fen. Daryl Bohac, Nebraska Military Department adjutant general and NEMA director.
“I am looking forward to working with the staff at NEMA and continuing to address the emergency management and homeland security issues of the state of Nebraska,” Tuma said. “The partnerships with local, state and federal representatives are critical to the effective response in Nebraska and I want to continue to strengthen those relationships."
As the assistant director, Tuma will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the emergency management agency and overseeing the state’s response to state and federally declared disasters and emergencies.