Bob Blitzer is an experienced senior executive with nearly 30 years of government service managing a wide range of complex programs that include management of national and international investigative programs, personnel resources, budget, logistics, training, and exercises. He served for more than 26 years as a special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in management roles within the international, domestic, and weapons of mass destruction terrorism programs.
Mr. Blitzer had significant crisis management roles during every major FBI case from the 1988 bombing of Pan Am 103 to the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in East Africa. He traveled internationally on numerous terrorism-related missions throughout Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Central America. As a deputy assistant secretary at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Mr. Blitzer developed and managed an organization responsible for the public health and medical response to natural and terrorist disasters. He developed and trained hundreds of employees in crisis management and incident management practices during his tenure there.
Mr. Blitzer also managed thousands of deployed individuals in response to natural disasters that occurred during 2004 and 2005. He has nearly a decade of contracting experience, including program management while employed as a vice president at Science Applications International Corporation and more currently at ICF International. As a corporate executive, he managed business lines, developed business, and delivered executive consulting services, including training to several governmental agencies.