In July of 2019, Tim Roemer was appointed as Arizona’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). He has been working for the State of Arizona since the beginning of Governor Doug Ducey’s administration, where he most recently served as the Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs. Prior to that, Tim held a dual role as the Governor’s Public Safety Advisor and the Deputy Director for the Arizona Department of Homeland Security. In his roles in the Governor’s Office, he served on the Arizona-Mexico Commission’s Security Committee and has advised the Governor on a wide range of topics including cybersecurity, border security, and counterterrorism.
In April 2021, Governor Ducey appointed Tim as Director of the Arizona Department of Homeland Security while also continuing his duties as State CISO. With these dual roles, Tim leads the state's cybersecurity program, strenghtening defenses and remaining vigilant as cyber threats evolve.
Prior to joining the State of Arizona, Tim admirably served in the Central Intelligence Agency for 10 years. The final two years of his CIA career were spent as a nonpartisan detailee to the White House Situation Room, where he provided critical national security updates to the President, Vice President, and National Security Council. In this role, he briefed senior U.S. policymakers on a diverse range of national security-related issues.
In addition to his time in the West Wing, Tim supported the CIA mission at its Headquarters in McLean, Virginia where he worked in the Office of Congressional Affairs and the Office of Acquisitions. He helped manage the CIA’s relationship with Congress as a Congressional Liaison. While in the Office of Acquisitions, he negotiated and administered classified contracts. Over his more than a decade career in the U.S. Intelligence Community, he also completed assignments at the National Reconnaissance Office and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency.
An Arizona native, Tim graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and a minor in Political Science.