Juan "J.D" Salinas Named Regional Administrator of GSA Greater Southwest Region
October 23, 2009
Contact: Chris Hoagland, (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration today announced the appointment of Juan “J.D” Salinas to serve as the Regional Administrator of GSA’s Greater Southwest Region, effective November 9, 2009.
As the Greater Southwest Regional Administrator, Salinas will oversee all of GSA’s activities in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas; including management of federal real estate and information technology. He will also be responsible for an inventory of 1,350 government-owned buildings
Salinas most recently served as County Judge of Hidalgo County, Texas. Elected in 2007, he was responsible for coordinating the maintenance of more than 175 county buildings and leading over 3,000 county employees. During his tenure, Salinas developed and implemented the Hidalgo County Prescription Drug Discount Card, established a wireless emergency notification system for county residents, and worked closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the International Water and Boundary Commission on the Levee/Barrier Project.
Salinas has a long history of public engagement and community service. Elected in 1999 as Hidalgo County Clerk, he established satellite County Clerk offices and extended hours to allow more convenient access for country residents. Additionally, while in office Salinas established the “Public Report Card” system, a transparency measure of the County Clerk’s Office.
Salinas received his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Masters of Public Administration for the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
- GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
- GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.