Eric Tysarczyk

Eric Tysarczyk currently serves as Director of Policy and Planning for New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. In this role, he oversees programs focused on public and private sector preparedness, infrastructure protection, interoperable communications, and enterprise risk management.

Mr. Tysarczyk has served in various public and private sector roles concentrated on counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency management. He previously served as Director of Preparedness Policy at the White House Homeland Security Council, where he organized policy initiatives and programs that supported homeland security efforts across the nation. Mr. Tysarczyk also served at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as Director for Intergovernmental Programs. In that role, he oversaw and coordinated programs for state and local governments, including assessing the resource needs of those governments to combat terrorism and assisting local efforts to secure the homeland. Mr. Tysarczyk has also served with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in the Governor’s Office of General Counsel. During that time, he was the Deputy Chief Counsel for the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Mr. Tysarczyk advised on varying legal matters as counsel, including state of emergency declarations by the governor and incident response authorities.

In addition to his government service, Mr. Tysarczyk has held positions with a number of private sector organizations. He was a principal in a small consulting company providing services to multiple private sector and governmental organizations, including the U.S. Department of Defense. As a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) early in his career, Mr. Tysarczyk assisted commercial clients with operations analysis, technology integration, and enterprise risk management, including prescient strategies to address cybersecurity. After PwC, Mr. Tysarczyk joined a NASDAQ-traded organization and focused his work on business analytics and cybersecurity, including risk management strategies for international supply chains.

Mr. Tysarczyk is an active member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has been a guest lecturer on security, technology, and legal topics for various organizations, including the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and The Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute. He has also been a spokesperson for print and local broadcast media on issues of technology and security.

Mr. Tysarczyk earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Arcadia University and a Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America.