Andrew S. McMahon- Regional Administrator, Pacific Rim Region
Andrew S. McMahon was appointed Regional Administrator for GSA’s Pacific Rim Region on May 18, 2015. As Regional Administrator, he leads a workforce of over 880 associates across California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii, as well as in Japan, South Korea and the U.S. territories of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, the Pacific Rim Region has an annual operating budget of nearly $1 billion. Its 36 million square foot real estate portfolio, which houses over 100,000 federal employees and GSA associates, includes 179 government-owned buildings and leased space in 944 commercial buildings. In addition, the region supplies goods, services, telecommunications and information technology to all federal agencies within the region with a value of more than $1 billion annually.
Mr. McMahon also supports the agency as the Senior Advisor for Technology. With his experience building a smarter and more innovative government, he provides valuable support to the continued growth of GSA’s technology mission.
Prior to assuming this new position, Mr. McMahon served as a Senior Advisor to the GSA Administrator, providing advice on technology policy, digital government, and agency operations. He co-founded and helped build 18F, GSA’s digital delivery team. Scaling the team from its first hires to over 100 digital experts, the successful growth of 18F has significantly improved the federal technology landscape. In addition, Mr. McMahon led the development of the Obama Administration’s Benchmarking Initiative for the Administrator’s Office. This work has opened the door to more transparent and performance focused administrative functions across the federal government.
Prior to joining GSA, Mr. McMahon served as a Policy Analyst at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB). There he advised the first two Federal Chief Information Officers and managed major federal policy initiatives including the Federal IT Reform Plan and PortfolioStat initiative.
Early in his career, Mr. McMahon served the Department of Commerce on the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, a multi-billion dollar American Recovery and Reinvestment Act program that sought to increase broadband adoption across the United States.
Mr. McMahon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College and a Master of Public Policy degree from the Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.