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Office Head of the Office of Information and Resource Management

Mr. Wonzie Gardner, Acting Office Head, OIRM
Mr. Wonzie Gardner
Office Head

Wonzie Gardner serves as the Office Head and Chief Human Capital Officer in the Office of Information and Resource Management (OIRM) at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

In this position, Mr. Gardner coordinates agency-wide administrative and general management activities while providing leadership and direction for human resources, information systems, and administrative services at NSF, ensuring all organizations within OIRM work in unison to support the agency and its customers.

In August 2018, Mr. Gardner was appointed as the NSF Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). In this capacity, he reports directly to the NSF Director and is responsible for carrying out the Foundation's OSDBU functions and duties in accordance with the Small Business Act and Federal Acquisition Regulation.

Wonzie L. Gardner, jr. 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. Starting in January 2018, Mr. Gardner served as both Acting Deputy Office Head and Acting Office Head for OIRM. In February 2019, Mr. Gardner was selected as OIRM Office Head.

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