Retired U.S. Navy Captain H. Thomas Workman Named Director of BLM National Operations Center

Will oversee the center that provides an all-inclusive consolidation of professional services to support every BLM program area at every level of the organization


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bureau of Land Management Director Tracy Stone-Manning announced today that H. Thomas Workman has been selected as the director of the National Operations Center in Lakewood, Colorado.

Workman, who begins his new position in mid-October, has worked in both the public and private sectors and has decades of experience in leading people, leading change, driving results, building coalitions and overall organization success.

Workman holds Master of Science degrees in national security strategy from the National Defense University and in operations research from the Naval Postgraduate School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the United States Naval Academy.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.