Timothy Butters

Board of Directors, Alliance for Innovation and Infrastructure


Timothy P. Butters Chief has nearly 40 years of executive level public safety and emergency response experience with federal, state, local governments, and the private sector.

Prior positions include administrator for the National Capital Region Securing the Cities (STC) program in Washington DC, a DHS funded cooperative agreement with the DC Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and established to prevent the use of radioactive dispersal device or improvised nuclear device as WMD. Activities included working with twenty-eight state and local public safety agencies across the National Capital Region (NCR) as well as senior federal, state, and local government agency executives and elected officials.

Mr. Butters recently served as the regional coordinator for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and Complex Coordinated Attack (CCA) for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM). He led VDEM’s WMD/CCA efforts in the Northern Virginia/National Capital Region (NOVA/NCR), working with federal, state, and local agencies, private sector organizations to assure response readiness and resilience WMD incident, particularly involving improvised nuclear and radiological dispersal devices. He also assisted VDEM in the development of its small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) program, by working with public safety, emergency management and transportation agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mr. Butters’ background includes serving as a senior executive advisor with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington D.C., in the Office of Airports. During his tenure with FAA, he provided policy and public safety/emergency response expertise to the FAA, including rewriting the emergency response regulations for FAA approved aviation events, and served as the public safety SME with FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration (UAS), and Commercial Space Transportation programs.


Mr. Butters holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and economics from James Madison University.