David Mazzuca

Instructor, National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP), Columbia Climate School

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David Mazzuca is a Lead Instructor at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness. He teaches a series of whole community disaster economic and housing courses for state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) jurisdictions in order to foster, sustain, and coordinate delivery of core capabilities across all levels of government. In 2022, he was a Hitachi International Affairs Fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations. He was hosted by the Disaster Prevention Research Institute at Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan. From 2015 to 2019, he served as Assistant Director for Housing Recovery with New Jersey’s Sandy Recovery Division in Trenton, New Jersey. In that role, he was responsible for administering the delivery of New Jersey’s post-Sandy $1.4 billion housing restoration grant program portfolio.

Preceding his tenure with the State of New Jersey, he served as an economic development fellow with the City of New York. His previous professional experience includes IHS Jane’s Terrorism and Insurgency Centre (JTIC) in London, United Kingdom, and BAE Systems’ U.S. government services practice in Arlington, Virginia. He was a 2018 Marshall Memorial Fellow.

He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.