John Paczkowski heads ICF's homeland security and national resilience practice serving a wide range of federal, state, and local government clients in the emergency management, infrastructure security, and defense mission assurance domains. A former career executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, he led agency-wide preparedness and security efforts and was the architect of a 5-year $1.0 billion risk-based security program after the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the agency’s World Trade Center.
He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an M.A. in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, and an M.A. in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School. John is a Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration and serves on the Council of Executives for the Center for Cyber and Homeland Security at George Washington University. He is a former Board Director for The Infrastructure Security Partnership and former Chairman of the Security Analysis and Risk Management Association. Serving as a Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve, he held various homeland defense and crisis management roles.