Bob Freitag

Executive Director
Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup
University of Washington
Bob Freitag

Bob Freitag is Senior Instructor and Director of the Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning and Research (IHMP), and Director of the Master of Infrastructure Planning and Management (MIPM) Floodplain track.  The University of Washington Institute for Hazards Mitigation is an interdisciplinary academic Institute housed in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning within the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington.  The MIPM floodplain track offers a degree option in Floodplain Management, allowing students to earn their master’s with a focus on the study of coastal and riverine floodplain management. Bob served as the Executive Director of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup ( from 1999-2010, as the FEMA Federal Coordinating Officer along with other roles from 1978 – 1999)


M.A. in Urban Planning at the University of Washington (1969)
Certification in Elementary Education at San Jose State College (1965)
B.A. in General Science at the University of Iowa (1965)