James Murray, Acting Director, Office of Regional Operations
James Murray serves as the Acting Director for the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Regional Operations (ORO). In this capacity, James is the principal advisor to the Assistant Secretary regarding field operations; and provides executive leadership and direction to ACF’s ten regional offices on the integration and coordination of ACF human service programs to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities.
Prior to becoming Acting Director, Murray served as the Deputy Director with broad oversight for the planning, direction, and timely execution of ORO activities. Before serving as Deputy Director, JMurray was the ORO Executive Officer. In that role, he provided leadership and direction for the effective, uniform, and economical accomplishment of management and administrative functions across regions.
Murray began his professional career in the non-profit sector focused on Responsible Fatherhood. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Howard University; a Master of Public Administration degree from Bowie State University; and is the married father of two children.