Transition2018 Team

Jose Lazano

Jose Lozano, Executive Director

Jose Lozano is an accomplished executive in policy, public relations, and communications who has established a record of accomplishments in state, national, and international affairs. He has served on state, national, and private sector transition teams.

Prior to his current role on the Hackensack Meridian Health leadership team, Jose was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as Deputy Chief of Staff and homeland security advisor at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. As a senior executive of a 17,000 person agency leading an immediate staff of 100+, he was key in the development and implementation of the agency’s environmental agenda domestically and abroad while serving as one of the agency’s top public affairs officials.

Before arriving at the Environmental Protection Agency, Jose served as Director for External Affairs in the newly created New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. As Director, Jose led the external affairs outreach, which consisted of public affairs, establishing strategic relationships with private sector organizations, and serving as an interagency liaison with various state and federal departments.