Erin Hoffman is currently the Acting Director of the National Exercise Division (NED) within FEMA’s National Preparedness Directorate (NPD). NED supports citizens, first responders, senior government officials, and the public and private sectors by providing exercise doctrine, programs, and resources necessary to achieve the National Preparedness Goal and foster a secure and resilient nation with the capabilities to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from all threats and hazards.
Ms. Hoffman previously served as the Acting Director for the National Integration Center (NIC) within NPD. There she was responsible for integrating planning guidance across the whole community, fostering implementation of the National Incident Management System, and developing tools and resources through technical assistance to improve State, local, tribal, and territorial capabilities.
Ms. Hoffman joined NPD in 2016 as a Branch Chief in the National Exercise Division where she led a team that responsible for planning and conducting exercises with state, local, tribal, and territorial governments to ensure the nation is prepared to respond to a wide range of natural and man-made disasters.
Prior to her time in NPD, Ms. Hoffman held positions in the FEMA Response Directorate and the Office of Policy, Program Analysis, and International Affairs starting in 2013. Prior to FEMA, she served as a trusted advisor to senior officials in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security; and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. While serving in these positions, she provided policy advice on a wide range of issues pertaining to emergency management, biological terrorism, chemical preparedness, emerging threats, risk management, and transportation security.
Ms. Hoffman received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Virginia Tech, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh. She was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2009. She lives in Fairfax Station, VA with her husband and three children.