Erin C. Hoffman currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the National Preparedness Directorate, focusing on providing doctrine, training, education, exercise, and community preparedness support to enhance the capabilities of emergency managers at all levels.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Hoffman served as the Director of the Office of National Exercises and Technological Hazards where she was responsible for administering the National Exercise Program (NEP), including the National Level Exercises and Senior Official Exercises, providing officials and stakeholders across the whole community the opportunity to assess capabilities. She was also responsible for administering the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program (REPP) and the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Programs (CSEPP), building resilience across more than 500 communities & 38 states and territories that surround commercial nuclear power plants and two US Army installations that store chemical weapons.
Throughout her career with FEMA, Erin has served in multiple senior leadership positions across the Office of the Administrator, National Preparedness Directorate, the Office of Policy and Program Analysis, and the Response Directorate. Before joining FEMA in 2012, she served as a trusted advisor to senior officials in the Department of Homeland Security in the Office of the Secretary and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. While serving in these positions, Erin provide policy advice on a wide range of issues pertaining to emergency management, biological terrorism, chemical preparedness, emerging threats, risk management, and transportation security.
Erin 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.