The President today announced his intention to nominate James F. Hoobler, of New York, to be Inspector General of the Small Business Administration. He would succeed Charles R. Gillum.
From 1986 to 1990, Dr. Hoobler served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics Matters at the Department of State. Prior to this, he served as senior executive for the President's Management Improvement Program at the Office of Management and Budget, 1983 - 1986; associate deputy administrator for planning and finance at the Veterans Administration, 1981 - 1983; and as the deputy chief financial officer for resource management at the Department of Energy, 1980 - 1981. In addition, Dr. Hoobler served as director of the program review and budget staff at the Department of Justice, 1973 - 1980. Dr. Hoobler was a senior program analyst in the Office of the Director at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Dr. Hoobler graduated from Kent State University (B.S., 1963) and the University of Maryland (M.A., 1967; Ph.D., 1980). He was born August 2, 1938, in Rochester, NY. He served in the U.S. Army, 1958 - 1961. Dr. Hoobler is married and resides in Rockville, MD.