Glen Allen, Virginia 23059-4500
Brook M. Pittinger serves as the Assistant Chief of Administration & Risk Management for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP). Brook is a team-oriented, pragmatic, results-focused leader with over 15 years of state experience spanning budget and performance management, government operations, and financial oversight.
Currently, Brook oversees the financial and strategic management of the agency’s approximately $41M operating budget, in addition to her oversight of administrative services, which include the internal operations; IT infrastructure; human resource management; risk management; fiscal, budget and grants; contracts and procurement; government affairs; as well as logistics. Brook also provides a critical connection between the agency and its 15 member gubernatorial appointed Virginia Fire Services Board (VFSB).
Prior to serving as the Assistant Chief, Brook was appointed by Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve as the VDFP Deputy Executive Director in 2014. As the agency’s first female Deputy Executive Director, Brook provided executive level supervision to the agency’s command staff and oversaw all operational activities of the agency.
Brook first joined VDFP in 2005 as the agency’s Quality Assurance Chief, a position she held for approximately two years before serving as the agency’s Government Affairs Manager. In 2008, Brook was selected to serve as the Director of Administration for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, a position she held for six years before her gubernatorial appointment. Prior to serving the Commonwealth, Brook worked in the private sector.
Brook earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in communications, with a Marketing minor, from Virginia Tech. She also earned her Master’s in public administration from Virginia Commonwealth University. Brook is a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and has completed her Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Safety through Virginia Commonwealth University’s Public Safety Institute.
Brook is also a graduate of the Commonwealth Management Institute (CMI); the Advanced Management Institute (AMI) and the Virginia Executive Institute (VEI).