Regional Commissioner (FAS) Tiffany T. Hixson
Ms. Hixson is the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Regional Commissioner for the Northwest Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration, a position she has held since December 2011. She is responsible for FAS programs and services delivered in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington—providing workspace, telecommunications, information technology, vehicles, and thousands of other goods and services to federal agencies in the area. The region also serves as the executive agent and service center for GSA’s government-wide professional support service schedule contracts including Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS), the government’s second largest schedule contract program.
Ms. Hixson brings to the GSA leadership team more than 23 years of professional experience in the field of acquisition management, and has a reputation for fostering partnerships between industry and government, and conducting the “business” of government in an ethical and innovative way. While a native of Alaska, she began her career in Seattle as an intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and rose through the ranks gaining experience as a contract specialist and procurement analyst before being appointed as the Director for Commerce Acquisition Solutions at the U.S. Department of Commerce overseeing contracts ranging from security services, to construction, to complex information technology acquisitions including the innovative COMMITS line of government-wide acquisition contracts.
In 2004, she joined the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). At DHS she led several key acquisition programs and offices including her last as the Deputy Executive Director of DHS’s largest contracting portfolio at U.S. Customs and Border Protection, where she managed a nationwide team of 240 customer focused contracting professionals who annually delivered ~$3.5 billion in technology, construction, facilities management, supplies and services to CBP’s front line agents and officers.
Ms. Hixson holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from American University, and received her undergraduate degree from Seattle University in political science. She frequently participates in government-wide forums discussing the merits of streamlined and innovative acquisition programs, and has coauthored several articles on these and other subjects. She has served as both President and Vice President of the American Society of Public Administration’s National Capital Area Chapter, and as Chair and Vice Chair of ACT’s Industry Advisory Council’s Partners Leadership Development program.
Ms. Hixson was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2007, and is the recipient of Commerce’s Bronze and Silver Medal awards, the National Performance Review’s Hammer Award, and has been honored by Government Computer News.