Full Name
Jeremias Alvarez
Job Title
Partner, Defense and Security Segment
Speaker Bio
Jeremias Alvarez is a Partner in the National Security Segment at Guidehouse, a global consultancy that solves important problems and builds trust in society. He leads work across a diverse consulting portfolio in the areas of strategy and transformation, customer experience, change management, program and project management, human capital and organizational development, and agile IT development. Jeremias brings more than 20 years of total experience working in the private and local, State, Federal, and non-profit sectors.

At Guidehouse, he currently oversees accounts across the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Account with a focus on leading the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Account. Jeremias has supported all FEMA mission areas, including response, recovery, and resilience (mitigation, insurance, grants, preparedness, and continuity) for more than 16 years, both at headquarters and throughout the regions. Jeremias oversees large strategy and transformation engagements across FEMA.

Prior to joining Guidehouse, Jeremias was a Managing Director at PwC and a Senior Business Transformation consultant at IBM Global Business Services, where he also supported emergency management strategy and transformation initiatives throughout FEMA. He began his career as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF), managing large policy, regulatory, and social science research projects at the Farm Credit Administration (FCA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Jeremias holds a Master of Public Affairs from The University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish/International Business from St. Edward’s University. He also holds several certifications, including: Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), SAFe Agilist, High Concern Communication (HCC), Advanced Facilitation, and Certified Change Management Practitioner (CCMP).

Related to community social responsibility, Jeremias serves on the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Foundation Board, which focuses on supporting students with financial assistance as they pursue emergency management and flood risk management education. Additionally, he serves on the Point Foundation Board, a national non-profit that provides financial support for educational needs to LGBTQ students in need and of merit across the country, as well as on the Studio Board, a DC Area regional theatre that has carved out a distinctive place for itself by investing in excellence up close and by producing plays of big ideas and contemporary issues on a human scale.
Jeremias Alvarez