Jagadish Prakash is an associate director at Guidehouse, and an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credentialed urban planner and socioeconomic consultant. Jagadish brings nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of Disaster Recovery and Reconstruction and Program Management across a variety of clients. He has successfully managed high profile Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery(CDBG-DR) and Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power (STEPprograms leading multi-disciplinary teams and delivering the programs adhering to schedule and budget. He has worked on programs funded by agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Army Corps of Engineers, , Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, , Federal Highway Administrartion and Department of Interior.
At the state and local levels, he has worked with nearly every emergency management agency along the Eastern seaboard, the Mid-Atlantic and the Gulf states. In addition to managing grant programs, Jagadish is a subject matter expert in the areas of environmental justice and assessing community impacts of public sector programs and projects. He has developed methodologies to assess Social Effects of US Army Corps of Engineers projects, and drafted standard operating procedures to assess environmental justice impacts mandated by Executive Order on Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Population and Low Income Population (EO12898). His experience has already proven useful in advising clients to implement the current administration’s Executive Order on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities (EO 13985).
Jagadish earned a master’s degree in urban planning from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and another master’s degree in development planning from the University of Pune, India. Along with his two decades of work experience in the US, he has also worked in Asia on human capital development issues.