Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance
While at Greater New Orleans, Inc., Caitlin launched and directed the Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance (CSFI), a coalition that grew to represent over 300 organizations in 35 states. CSFI was a driving force behind the passage of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in March 2014. CSFI has continued to drive discussion around the importance of affordable, sustainable flood insurance, increased mitigation opportunities and improved communication of risk, and has been integral in negotiations surrounding reauthorization of the NFIP in 2017 and 2018.
The efforts and results of CSFI were featured in local and national media, including Bloomberg, Politico, NPR’s On Point, The Advocate, and nola.com/The Times-Picayune. Both GNO, Inc.’s President and CEO, Michale Hecht and Caitlin have testified before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee and the House Financial Services Committee on behalf of CSFI.
Caitlin continues to represent the Coalition for Sustainable Flood Insurance on behalf of GNO, Inc.