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Dr. James Holzer
E-mail:   james.holzer@nara.gov
Phone:   202-741-5771

Director's Bio

In August 2015, Dr. James Holzer became the Director of the Office of Government Information Services, the Federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ombudsman’s office, which is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Prior to joining OGIS, Dr. Holzer spent six years at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) FOIA Office, serving most recently as the Senior Director of FOIA Operations. In this role, Dr. Holzer served as the senior advisor on FOIA and the Privacy Act to executive-level leaders throughout DHS.

Dr. Holzer served in the U.S. Air Force for 13 years; while on active duty where he worked extensively in matters involving administrative policies, financial management, materiel management operations and management of wholesale supply activities.  He deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and to Afghanistan in 2007.

Dr. Holzer received his Doctorate of Management from University of Maryland, University College. He also earned Master of Human Relations degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Holzer is married and is the proud father of three children.