Margaret is an Emergency Management consultant in the Los Angeles Office of Ernst & Young LLP, bringing nearly 20 years of emergency management experience with federal and state governments, and with the non-profit and private sectors. Before entering the private sector, Margaret worked for Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger relief organization, where she was responsible for coordinating the nation-wide preparedness, response and recovery activities for the non-profit and its 200 member food banks.
Prior to holding this position, Larson was named the Washington, D.C. Director for the State of Illinois. She began working for the State of Illinois as the Director of the Washington Office of the Homeland Security Market Development Bureau.
Margaret served in a variety of senior positions at FEMA including Executive Officer of the Response Division, Special Assistant to the Deputy Director, and prior to that, in the Office of Congressional and Legislative Affairs. Margaret began her career in Washington, D.C. as a legislative assistant to (retired) Senator Sam Nunn.
Larson received her degree in International Relations and History at Tulane University of New Orleans, Louisiana.