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Dr. Maria Honeycutt, PhD, CFM

National Director for All-Hazards Resilience, AtkinsRéalis

Maria is AtkinsRéalis' National Director for All-Hazards Resilience and its Resilience Global Practice Leader.  


Maria enhances delivery of resilience science and services across the firm’s planning, design, construction, and asset management portfolios, and was recently appointed to the National Academies’ Resilient America Roundtable. She brings 25 years of risk-management experience to help clients maximize the resilience benefits of investments across critical infrastructure, cybersecurity, health, housing, economic development, and environment. 


Maria rejoined Atkins after 14 years with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office for Coastal Management, where she developed national flood policy and decision-support tools. From 2019-2022, she was detailed to the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, serving two Presidential Administrations as Assistant Director for Resilience Science and Technology. There she led the Federal interagency in developing a novel framework for identifying and aligning investments toward five societal dimensions of resilience (safety and security, health, economy, social cohesion, and trusted governance).  


Maria earned a B.A. in geology from Smith College, an M.S. and Ph.D. in oceanography from the University of Delaware, and is professionally registered as a Certified Floodplain Manager. 

Dr. Maria Honeycutt, PhD, CFM
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