Jared Maples was named Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) on June 5, 2017. In his role, he serves as the Governor's designated Homeland Security Advisor (HSA) and is the Cabinet level executive responsible for coordinating and leading New Jersey’s Counterterrorism, Cybersecurity and Emergency Preparedness efforts.
Director Maples joined NJOHSP in January 2016 as Director of the Division of Administration. The Division of Administration encompasses all information technology and security, human resources, facilities management and financial activities for the Office, including oversight of millions of dollars in federal homeland security grant funding.
Prior to joining NJOHSP, Director Maples spent over a decade at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in a variety of leadership roles and previously worked at the US Department of Defense in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. As a seasoned intelligence officer, his career focused on executive strategy development and execution, organizational and operational change management, emergency operations response, internal security investigations and personnel protection in high threat environments. Director Maples was fortunate to travel around the world on behalf of the US Government, including many deployments to areas of active hostilities.
In 2014, Director Maples was appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Government Employee Voluntary Investment Fund. As a Trustee, Director Maples and the rest of the Board maintain exclusive responsibility for the investment of nearly $300 million in assets across Growth, Aggressive, Index, and Income funds.
Director Maples holds an MBA from Georgetown University, a Bachelor’s degree from Villanova University, and an Associate’s degree from Valley Forge Military College.