Bill Peterson has over 40 years of experience in the public safety sector and possesses a unique blend of expertise. Bill joined SGR in 2009 after retiring as Regional Administrator of FEMA. Prior to being appointed by the President of the United States to this role, Bill served for more than 23 years as Fire and EMS Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator in Plano, Texas. He also served as Fire Chief in Waukegan, IL, and with the Bolingbrook and Evergreen Park, IL, Fire Departments. Before entering the career fire service, Bill was a civil engineer for the Natural Resources Division of General Dynamics Corporation.