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July 11, 2018

Mr. Wonzie L. Gardner, Office Head, Office of Information and Resource Management

Mr. Wonzie L. Gardner, Jr, is the office head for Information and Resource Management (OIRM) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), effective March 4, 2019. Gardner will also serve as NSF's chief human capital officer.

Gardner joined NSF as the deputy division director for the Division of Administrative Services (DAS) in November 2014. In May 2016, he was appointed division director for DAS. He served as the acting deputy office head for OIRM from January to July 2018 at which time he assumed the role of acting office head for OIRM.

Prior to coming to NSF, Gardner served as the director for Logistics and Facilities Management at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service. He has a distinguished military career, retiring as a U.S. Air Force Colonel in March 2010 and as the inspector general for the Air Force District of Washington.

Gardner received his B.S. in political science from Tennessee State University and his M.S. in management from Troy State University in 1989. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Air War College, the senior Air Force professional military school.

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