J.B. Horton Named as GSA's White House Liaison
July 5, 2006
Contact: Andrew Gibbons (202) 501-1231
Washington, DC – U.S. General Services Administrator Lurita Doan continues to build her leadership team within the agency and today announced the appointment of Texas native John B. (J.B.) Horton as the agency’s White House Liaison. His appointment is effective July 3.
"J.B.'s ability, commitment and public sector experience will be a tremendous benefit for GSA as he steps forward in his role as GSA's liaison with the White House," Administrator Doan said.
Most recently, Mr. Horton served as Special Assistant in the White House Liaison Office at the U.S. State Department. Prior to May 2003, Mr. Horton worked at the U.S. Small Business Administration, within the Office of International Trade, managing activities related to SBA’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers.
"I’m very excited and appreciative for the confidence the White House and Administrator Doan have placed upon me by appointing me to this position," Mr. Horton said.
"Hopefully, my years of public service will contribute in some measure to moving forward the President’s and Administrator Doan’s agenda for GSA," he said.
Originally from Pampa, Texas, Mr. Horton attended West Texas A&M University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in international business in 1998. He later attended the University of Leeds Business School in Leeds, England, earning a master’s degree in 2005.
GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management, policy development and information provision agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. In this role, GSA acquires products and services on behalf of federal agencies; plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies; provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers; and encourages a citizen-centric relationship with government by providing a single "point of entry" to the information and services citizens need in a timeframe they can appreciate. This allows citizens to receive accurate, timely and consistent answers and information, and helps federal agencies better respond to citizen inquiries.