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Thomas Williams Thomas D. Williams Print-friendly PDF
Assistant Administrator for Resource & Technology Management
E-mail: Thomas.Williams@eia.gov
Phone: (202) 586-3100
U.S. Energy Information Administration
1000 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, DC 20585


Thomas D. Williams is the Assistant Administrator for Resource & Technology Management. He provides leadership and direction to oversee the management and operation of EIA's employee services, information technology policy and operations, and integrated planning, budget, procurement, evaluation and project management activity.


Thom is a career member of the Senior Executive Service with more than 29 years of professional experience in developing, linking, and implementing successful strategic, financial, human capital, operational, technology, and administrative policies and plans for federal research, science, engineering, and regulatory programs.

Thom served as the Associate Director for Management, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2007 to 2011. In this position, he was the principal advisor on all phases of business and administrative management involved in operating the organization of approximately 900 staff and 200 contractors.

Before joining the FDA, Thom was key in launching the new National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) becoming its first Executive Officer in 2002. In this capacity, he was responsible for advising the Director on agency-wide planning and reporting; budget formulation, execution, presentation, and justification; information collection and reporting systems; and program evaluation related to approximately $2.5 billion in national science programs.

From 2000 to 2002, Thom was the Director of Budget and Strategic Planning at the National Environmental Satellite and Data Information Service at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He served as the principal advisor to the Administrator on matters of strategic planning, budget and financial management, performance measurement and evaluation, policy development, workforce planning, and business management operations for the Nation's multi-billion dollar satellite-based environmental monitoring programs and associated data operations.

From 1986 to 2000, Thom held numerous senior positions at NIH, culminating in his appointment as the Financial Management Officer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1996. In this role, he was the lead advisor to the Director on the development of comprehensive management and reporting programs for overseeing, monitoring, and evaluating financial management and information technology systems associated with a $2 billion global science program.

Thom holds an M.B.A. from Loyola College and is also a graduate of the NIH/University of Maryland School of Public Policy Senior Leadership Program. He has received numerous awards for his achievements and contributions including the Secretary's Distinguished Service Award at the Department of Health and Human Services.