Timothy J. Lizura

President & Chief Operating Officer

Timothy Lizura serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). 

Mr. Lizura joined the EDA in 1996 as part of the Authority’s real estate development team. He held various leadership roles, eventually assuming the position of Senior Vice President of Finance and Development, managing the Authority’s business practices and financing activities.  Mr. Lizura became President and COO in 2012.

For the EDA, Mr. Lizura has served as a member of the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Planning Authority and as a designee to the South Jersey Transportation Authority.  In addition, he served as the interim Executive Director for the Fort Monmouth Economic Redevelopment Authority during its formation in 2010.   He is currently a Board Member of NJ NAIOP and on the Advisory Board for Rutgers Business School.

In 2006, Mr. Lizura took a two-year stint at the Port Authority of NY & NJ, where he served as Director of the World Trade Center Redevelopment Department, overseeing all redevelopment activities for the commercial interests of the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan.  

Mr. Lizura also previously spent four years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) during one of the most turbulent periods in banking history.  His responsibilities ranged from leading bank seizure teams to overseeing loan portfolio sales.   

Mr. Lizura has served as the Chair of the New Jersey Biotechnology & Life Sciences Coalition, and was named in 2006 as one of NJBIZ Magazine’s “40 Under 40,” an award which honors men and women who have made headlines in their field and share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and the community.  

Mr. Lizura obtained a B.A. from Rutgers University, with a major in Economics and minor in Accounting. He also earned his M.B.A from the Rutgers Graduate School of Management.