Jeffrey (Jeff) Sural
General Counsel & Policy Director
Jeff joined the Department of Information Technology in January 2015 and is General Counsel and Policy Director. His team provides legal and policy guidance to the agency that includes a key IT policy initiative at the Broadband Infrastructure Office (BIO). BIO provides guidance and resources to state and local leaders to facilitate the expansion, adoption, and use of broadband. His duties include overseeing the agency’s federal and state legislative outreach.
A native of Greensboro, Jeff has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney and public policy expert working at the state and federal levels on issues related to cybersecurity, homeland security, transportation security and critical infrastructure security and development.
Prior to joining DIT, Jeff was a member of the Legislative and Public Policy Group at Alston & Bird LLP in Washington, D.C. He previously served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and as Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. He also served as Legislative Counsel to U.S. Congressman Vernon Ehlers, and as Assistant Majority Counsel for the Michigan House of Representatives.
Jeff earned his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from UNC - Chapel Hill and his J.D. from the Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.