About Us
What Sets Us Apart
At James Katzaman Assoc. Inc., our focus is on public affairs consulting for government and private industry. Get in touch with us today. We are in the Glen Burnie, Md., area.

Our company brings more than 29 years of public affairs expertise to the forefront, having experience dating from typewriter and carbon-paper production to today's instantaneous demands of the World Wide Web. We have the skill and flexibility to meet your needs in the most efficient and effective way.
James Katzaman, President
James L. "Jim" Katzaman has more than 29 years of professional experience. He provides public affairs direction and support to corporate-wide technical projects for federal government clients and has a wide range of experience in all phases of internal communication, media relations and community relations. In addition, he has extensive experience in strategic planning; working with local, national and international news media; and researching and writing about complex technical issues for the general audience. His background includes news and feature writing at all corporate levels, managing a major news bureau and creating and editing web-based publications.


- B.A. English; Lebanon Valley College; Annville, Pa.; 1974

- A.A.S. Public Affairs; Community College of the Air Force; Montgomery, Ala.; 1985


- Graduate Course in Communication; University of Oklahoma; October 1979

- Contracting Officer’s Representative Course; Crystal City, Va.; August 1992

- Certified U.S. Air Force Media Trainer; Pentagon, Washington, D.C.; August 1996

- Lexis-Nexis Research; Pentagon, Washington, D.C., July 1997


- Consultant; Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc.; Fort Belvoir, Va.; February 2001 -- Present

- Consultant; Abacus Technology Corporation; Fort Meyer, Va.; October 1999 –- February 2001

- Consultant; Warden Associates; Springfield, Va.; January 2001 -- March 2001

- Interim Director of Internal Communication, Hood College, Md.; August 1999 -- October 1999

- Public Affairs Specialist/Technician/Manager, U.S. Air Force, November 1974 –- September 1999


- Currently, Mr. Katzaman is providing public affairs support to the Defense Logistics Agency, Va., as head writer of its employee intranet newspaper, "DLA Today and Tomorrow." This task entails developing, producing and implementing an online publication delivering regular, concise corporate news and information to a worldwide audience of 28,000 employees. Uses Windows 95, Word 97 and Outlook 2000. (February 2001 -- Present)

- Subject matter expert for Business Process Reengineering Study at West Point, N.Y., Public Affairs Office in support of contract managed by Warden Associates; Springfield, Va. (January 2001 -- March 2001)

- Developed, produced and implemented an A-76 communication program for the Fort Myer Military Community, Va. This included designing, developing, updating and maintaining a commercial activities information web page; submitting A-76 articles to installation newsletters; arranging town hall meetings between senior leaders and the workforce; arranging focus groups; publishing A-76 brochures; presenting A-76 briefings and point papers to executive-level gatherings; and submitting A-76 articles to commercial newspapers. Used Windows 95, Word 97, PowerPoint, Outlook 2000, Outlook Express and Adobe Desktop Publishing 6.5. (October 1999 -- February 2001)

- As interim director of internal communication at Hood College, Md., developed media training program for senior faculty and staff members to thoroughly prepare them for a wide variety of media encounters. Prepared and coordinated comprehensive faculty scholarship brochure that highlighted accomplishments of several select faculty members along with brief, detailed narratives of other faculty accomplishments. Its publication supported college admission campaigns and enhanced the stature of the faculty among alumni, trustees and the local community. Researched, wrote and coordinated stories for and edited the college's monthly newsletter for faculty and staff; began transition from print publication to a solely web-based product. Used Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer 5.0, Schedule+, Word 97, Quark Express and Windows 95. (August 1999 -- October 1999)

- As director of Pentagon Bureau for Air Force News Service, advised senior leaders on public affairs strategy and then planned and executed public affairs programs. Directed staff of eight writers, broadcasters and photojournalists covering the National Capital Region. Managing editor of weekly "U.S. Air Force Online News" Internet publication. Served overall Air Force News Service, feeding print and broadcast stories to more than 800 Air Force and civilian media outlets through the Internet, World Wide Web and Air Force Radio and TV News with an estimated audience of 50 million people. Air Force spokesman for national media during conflicts in Iraq and Kosovo. Executive-level media trainer and adviser to senior Air Force general officers and Cabinet-level civilians in the Air Force’s highly successful media training program, designed to help trainees improve communication skills, delivery techniques and presentation skills, preparing them for interviews and public appearances before audiences including national and international news media. Used Microsoft Outlook, Internet Explorer 5.0, Schedule+, Word 97, Lexis-Nexis research, Adobe Desktop Publishing 6.5, PowerPoint and Windows 95. (July 1996 -- July 1999)

- As director of public affairs for the 694th Intelligence Group, Fort Meade, Md., created, developed and published a weekly news digest distributed worldwide to thousands of military and civilian workers linked via a classified internet, giving them unprecedented access to defense news items. Also researched, wrote and coordinated stories for the unit's monthly newsletter that he also edited and published. In media relations, he coordinated national media coverage of an awards ceremony for families of an aircrew downed during the Cold War. Member of Air Force quality assessment group that prepared first-ever strategic plan for the organization. (October 1993 -- July 1996)

- As contracting officer's representative for the Defense Short Course in Communication in the University of Oklahoma Graduate School of Education, he managed a multi-year, multi-million-dollar contract for a course that taught communication theory and application for military and civilian students from the Defense Department and other government agencies. He also selected students from nominees submitted by these agencies and ensured that the contractor complied with all requirements. (April 1990 -- October 1993)

- As director of internal information for the 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing, Clark Air Base, the Philippines, he was managing editor of a weekly newsletter with a staff of three people and writer, coordinator and editor of the annual base guide. Media spokesman during worldwide headline-making events such as terrorist attacks against U.S. military and civilian workers, coup attempts against the Philippine government and a shipwreck between a Philippine ferryboat and tanker. (April 1987 -- April 1990)

- As staff writer for "Airman," official magazine of the Air Force, wrote features about many varied and complex subjects, including high technology and medical breakthroughs –- always highlighting the role of people, resources and missions. (February 1982 -- March 1986)

- Editor of two monthly newsletters and a major-command news service, winning awards for news and feature writing and editing. Also won award for public speaking. (February 1979 -- February 1982)

- Writer, editor and photographer for weekly newsletter. Media spokesman during aftermath of mass murder-suicide at Jonestown, Guyana, after remains were brought to Dover Air Force Base, Del. (January 1975 -- January 1979) ADP


Hardware/Operating Systems: Windows 98; Windows 95; Windows 3.1


- Wordprocessing: Word 97; Microsoft Works

- Graphics: PowerPoint

- Communication: Outlook 2000; Outlook Express; Adobe Desktop Publishing 6.5

- Internet: Internet Explorer 5.0; Eudora Light


- SECRET; September 22, 1993;


- Member, Air Force Public Affairs Alumni Association


- News Writer of the Year, Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., 1982

- Feature Writer of the Year, Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., 1981

- Editor, Newspaper of the Year, Military Airlift Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., 1981, 1982

- Speech Award, Noncommissioned Officer Leadership School, Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., 1979

- Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs, 1998