Executive Vice President, Partnership for Public Service
Adjunct Professor, Maxwell-in-Washington Program
MBA, Johns Hopkins University
National security, international relations, leadership and management, strategic planning and foresight
James-Christian Blockwood is Executive Vice
President of the Partnership for Public Service—a nonpartisan, nonprofit that strives
to improve government and inspire people to serve. In this role, he helps with
overall strategy and management of the organization, and directly
oversees its programs dedicated to improving the effectiveness and
efficiency of the federal government.
He has broad experience in leadership and
management, strategic planning, national security, and foreign affairs. He
is a former career member of the Senior Executive
Service and has helped transform and build new capabilities in federal
Agencies across the U.S. Government.
served as a Managing Director at the U.S. Government Accountability Office, a
Director in the Office of Policy and Planning at the U.S. Department of
Veterans Affairs, a Deputy Director in the Office of International Affairs at
the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and an Intelligence Officer at the
U.S. Department of Defense.
proudest professional achievements are providing combat support to DOD while
deployed overseas, helping develop the first DHS International Engagement
Strategy, helping establish VA’s Quadrennial Strategic Planning Process, and establishing
GAO’s Center for Audit Excellence and Center for Strategic Foresight.
He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public
Administration, Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, Presidential
Leadership Scholar, and Millennium Fellow at the Atlantic Council. He earned an
MBA from Johns Hopkins University, M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins
University, a M.S. of Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense
Intelligence College, and a B.A. in International Relations from Tufts