Todd B. Klessman is the Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Chemical Security (OCS) in the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), responsible for the implementation of chemical facility security regulations within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
In this capacity, Mr. Klessman leads the Department’s efforts to administer the national Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulatory risk management program. The CFATS program is responsible for assessing high-risk chemical facilities and administering security regulation through collaborative security planning to ensure facilities meet risk-based performance standards, reducing the risks associated with certain chemicals of interest. Prior to his role as the Deputy Associate Director, Mr. Klessman served as the Senior Counselor to the Under Secretary for CISA, and the Senior Policy Advisor.
Additionally, Mr. Klessman’s career includes working as an attorney assisting clients in various types of litigation, including complex commercial disputes, first amendment cases, labor and employment cases, and international trade matters.
Mr. Klessman has a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan Business School and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.