Office of the Deputy Executive Director
Deputy Executive Director
1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059-4500
Tel: 804-371-0220 Fax: 804-371-3444
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 employs 74 office personnel across 7 division office locations in the state and the agency administers an annual budget of $30 million. The Agency also has a teaching cadre of approximately 500 adjunct instructors that serve a vital role in delivering training to the first responder community throughout the Commonwealth.
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 currently serves on the Virginia Executive Institute Alumni Association’s (VEIAA) Board of Directors as the secretary.
While a graduate student, Brook was initiated into Pi Alpha Alpha, the national honor society for public affairs and administration, as well as the Gold Key International Honour Society, both by the Virginia Commonwealth University chapter.