John Dorman, the assistant state emergency management director for North Carolina, also serves as the director of the Risk Management Section in the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management. He is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of all information technology infrastructure, geospatial data, and applications. Dorman previously served as the statewide planning administrator for the Office of State Budget, Planning, and Management. Following Hurricane Floyd in 1999, North Carolina petitioned the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and became the first state in the nation designated as a partner in the Cooperating Technical Partners Program. This designation led to the creation of the North Carolina Floodplain Mapping Program, which was placed under Dorman's supervision until 2001, when the program was moved to the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety to support emergency managers, first responders, and law enforcement organizations. In 2005, Dorman was given the responsibility for managing all information technology infrastructure and applications in the Division of Emergency Management. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in political science.