Glen Allen, Virginia 23059-4500
Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Brook M. Pittinger to serve as the VDFP Deputy Executive Director effective March 24, 2014. As the Agency’s first female Deputy Executive Director, Brook is responsible for the executive level supervision to agency staff; budgeting guidance; strategic planning; validation of programs; and coordination of policy. VDFP currently has 77 full–time staff, 17 part time staff and over 400 state-certified instructors who deliver our training programs through site-specific mobile training, at any of the regional training facilities, or at locality training centers. The agency administers an annual budget of $41 million.
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 working for the Commonwealth, Brook worked for Kings Dominion as their international program supervisor as well as for Newport News Shipbuilding as a business analyst.
Brook received her Master’s in Public Administration degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her Bachelors of Arts degree in Communications, with a Marketing minor, from Virginia Tech. Brook is also 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). Brook previously served on the Virginia Executive Institute Alumni Association’s (VEIAA) Board of Directors as the both the president and the secretary.