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Disaster Field Operations Center – East (FOCE) | Leadership

Frank Skaggs

Frank Skaggs


Frank Skaggs was appointed Director of Field Operations Center East (FOCE) on July 11, 2005 after serving as Deputy Director for five years. His responsibilities as Center Director includes planning, directing and coordinating the implementation of SBA’s disaster assistance program in the 27 states east of the Mississippi River, plus Minnesota, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico from his office in Atlanta.

With a career in SBA’s disaster assistance program spanning 25 years, Frank’s seasoned approach to helping people finance their recovery from natural disasters of all kinds is remarkable. It’s a compassionate approach that has grown out of his care and concern for the victims. He recognizes the fact that many disaster victims lose everything they have worked for all of their lives in a matter of minutes and face months of rebuilding.

Under his leadership FOCE maintains a proactive posture in its role as a relief provider, with on-site professionals to help disaster victims with the application process. In fiscal year