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James A. Williams Named Deputy Regional Administrator: Moves to GSA's Mid-Atlantic Region

GSA #9648

March 7, 2000
Contact: Bill Bearden
(202) 501-1231

James A. Williams has been named Deputy Regional Administrator and Acting Regional Administrator in the U.S. General Services Administration's Mid-Atlantic office, which is based in Philadelphia. He moves from his position as Deputy Regional Administrator in GSA's Greater Southwest Region.

Before moving to Texas a year ago, Jim was Associate Regional Administrator in the National Capital Region (NCR), a position he held for two years. During that time, he built a strong Congressional and media relations program. Prior to his appointment in NCR, Jim served as Public Buildings Service Assistant Commissioner for Information Systems and also for Business Development in GSA's headquarters office. Williams joined GSA in 1986 as NCR's Deputy Regional Administrator. He came to GSA from the Federal Trade Commission where he was Executive Director.

Williams received the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award in 1985 and FTC's Distinguished Service Award in 1986. Among other GSA awards, Jim received the Administrator's Meritorious Service Award in 1996 and 1999, the NCR Regional Administrator's Team Award for Customer Service.