Tim Holbert is President of the American Veterans Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to  ‘preserving America’s heroic memory’ by spotlighting heroes of American military history and  beyond. The AVC’s programming features television and documentary projects, speaker programs, and  major public events all surrounding a brand of ‘aspirational history’ – spotlighting men and women who  inspire us, and appeal to our better angels. 

Mr. Holbert is creator and producer of the Emmy-winning annual television special, American Valor: A  Salute to Our Heroes, a Veterans Day salute to military heroes from World War II to the present day.  American Valor brings together heroes – both legendary and unsung – their stories introduced by  Hollywood celebrities, including George Clooney, Tom Cruise, Chris Evans, Harrison Ford, Morgan  Freeman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson, John Krasinski, Matthew McConaughey, Tracy Morgan,  Chris Pine, Chris Pratt, Robin Roberts, Renee Zellweger, and many more. 

Mr. Holbert is producer of the National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, DC. Inaugurated 20 years  ago in conjunction with the dedication of the National World War II Memorial, Memorial Day weekend  2004, the parade has grown into the largest Memorial Day event in the nation, with more than 250,000  spectators annually and an international television broadcast that includes coverage on  ABC/CBS/NBC/Fox stations and American Forces Network. 

He is also creator of the annual special The Wounded Warrior Experience, filmed on location at the  National Archives and airing Veterans Day weekend. The program, which spotlights stories of resilience  among wounded veterans and service members, serves as the opening event of the AVC’s Annual  Veterans Conference, drawing together many of America’s most distinguished veterans, where they share  their lessons and experiences with hundreds of military academy and ROTC students. Additional  television credits include Executive Producer of the Emmy-winning public television  documentary Doolittle’s Raiders: A Final Toast, airing on PBS stations nationwide. 

Under his direction, the AVC launched an extensive oral history preservation project, with interviews of  veterans and history makers of the last 80 years filmed by AVC having been viewed a combined 350  million times on YouTube and Facebook. These interviews have been leveraged for use by the National  Park Service, the Marine Corps Memorial, the National World War II Museum, the Ronald Reagan  Presidential Library and Museum, among many other museums and institutions, along with documentaries  appearing on Netflix, PBS, NatGeo, and other outlets. 

As a writer and producer, he is the recipient of three Emmy Awards, and he is also the editor of two  published books – Home of the Brave and Their Finest Hour: Profiles of American Veterans. 

Mr. Holbert is a graduate of Miami University with Bachelor’s degrees in Economics, History, and Mass  Communications, and holds an M.A. in Economics from George Mason University.