Eric M. Leckey graduated in 2002 from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Affairs and a Minor in Political Science. As a sophomore, he completed an internship with the Office of Scheduling and Advance to the President of the United States. Mr. Leckey also participated in Wright State’s Model United Nations Team and was Head Delegate in his senior year.
After graduating, Mr. Leckey received an appointment by the George W. Bush Administration to the Office of the Secretary of Education. In 2003, he served as Deputy Executive Secretary of the Homeland Security Council at the White House where he assisted with the implementation of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, including the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. From 2005 – 2007, Mr. Leckey served as an Advisor to Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff and as the White House Liaison for the Department of Homeland Security. He left the Homeland Security in 2007 and joined the PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in Washington, D.C., specializing in the management, administration, and operations of homeland and national security. Mr. Leckey returned to the public service two years later and now again serves Homeland Security as the Associate Director for Privacy Compliance.
During his many appointments, Mr. Leckey has not forgotten Wright State University or our students. He sends us emails about internships for students in various federal offices and gives us a heads-up about other opportunities. Further, he has hosted former President Goldenberg on his visit to the White House, and provided critical assistance to Wright State’s Glenn Hamilton and Mark Gebhart as they requested federal funding for a National Center for Medical Readiness. Work is now underway constructing the Center which is called Calamityville. The Urban Affairs faculty are very pleased to recognize Mr. Eric Leckey as our 2010 outstanding alumnus for his service to country and our university.