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GSA Administrator Names Armey to Head Greater Southwest Region


GSA # 9952

May 31, 2002
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Stephen A. Perry, Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, today announced the appointment of Texas native Scott Armey as the agency's Greater Southwest Regional Administrator.

"GSA is fortunate to have Scott in this post. His experience, combined with his commitment to public service and his community, will be a great asset to the agency as he leads the GSA workforce in the Greater Southwest Region," said Mr. Perry.

As principle executive in the Greater Southwest Region, Mr. Armey will lead a workforce of 1,362 associates and direct regional operations in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Greater Southwest Region has an annual operating budget of $500 million and a real estate portfolio that includes 385 government-owned buildings and leased space in 757 commercial buildings.

Since December 2000, Mr. Armey served the Denton County Judge where he was the presiding officer of the Commissioners Court and Chief Executive Officer of County Government. In this capacity, he drafted and administered a $100 million county budget, oversaw more than 1,300 county employees and coordinated economic development initiatives.

From 1992 to 2000, he served as Denton County Commissioner in Precinct 3 where his primary objectives were stimulating economic development, attracting new business into Denton County, and expanding the county's commercial tax base.

"I am deeply honored to have this opportunity to serve citizens of our great nation as the Regional Administrator of GSA's Greater Southwest Region," Mr. Armey said. "I have the greatest respect and admiration for President Bush and look forward to serving in his administration."

Mr. Armey graduated from the University of North Texas in 1990 with a degree in business administration. He and his wife, Carisa, reside in Denton, TX. They have one son.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government -owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.