George E. Northcroft - Regional Administrator, Northwest/Arctic Region
George E. Northcroft was appointed to serve as the regional administrator of GSA's Northwest Region, effective April 12, 2010.
As the Northwest/Arctic regional administrator, Northcroft oversees all of GSA's operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, including management of federal real estate and information technology. The Northwest/Arctic Region has a federal inventory of almost 650 owned and leased buildings, more than 450 employees, and a total budget of more than $462.3 million annually.
Before this appointment, Northcroft served as director of Business Relations and Economic Development for King County, Wash. During his tenure, Northcroft was responsible for the retention, expansion, and recruitment of businesses in King County; developed strategies to promote economic revitalization; fostered healthy business relationships; and led county initiatives with a range of business clusters, including information technology, logistics/international trade, and environmental/alternative energy.
Northcroft has a long history as a committed leader in collaborative partnerships in both the public and private sectors. Previously, he worked as the director of Treasury and Cash Management for Nordstrom, managing banking and broker relationships. Additionally, he served as the director of the Department of Executive Administration in King County. While in this role, he led eight administrative support divisions; initiated a quality client service philosophy; and managed community outreach, site selection, and the architectural design process for the construction of the $108 million Kent Regional Justice Center – a regional project.
Northcroft received his Bachelor of Arts in business administration and a Master of Business Administration from St. John's University.