Acting Regional Administrator - Northwest/Arctic Region
Ms. Tiffany Hixson serves as the Acting Regional Administrator for the Northwest /Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration. As Regional Administrator, Ms. Hixson oversees all of GSA’s operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; including management of federal real estate and information technology. The Region features a federal inventory of 577 owned and leased buildings, more than 500 employees, and a total budget of more than $462.3 million annually.
Ms. Hixson concurrently serves as GSA’s Assistant Commissioner for the Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories. This program provides federal agencies government-wide with multi-billion dollar professional services offerings including Schedule programs such as MOBIS, Financial & Business Solutions, Professional Engineering Solutions, LOGWORLD, environmental, Advertising & Integrated Market Solutions, language services, and OASIS. Additionally, she acts as the Federal Acquisition Service Regional Commissioner.
Ms. Hixson brings more than 27 years of professional experience in the field of acquisition management to the GSA leadership team. She fosters partnerships between industry and government, and conducts the ‘business’ of government in an ethical and innovative way. Ms. Hixson began her career in Seattle as an intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 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.
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 U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Procurement Directorate, where she annually awarded approximately $3 billion in technology, construction, facilities management, supplies, and services for CBP’s front line agents and officers.
Ms. Hixson holds a Masters in Public Administration from American University and received her undergraduate degree from Seattle University. She frequently participates in Government-wide forums to discuss the merits of innovative acquisition programs, and has coauthored several articles on these and other subjects. She served as President and Vice President of the American Society of Public Administration’s National Capital Area Chapter and as Chair and Vice Chair of the American Council for Technology’s Industry Advisory Council’s Partners leadership development program. She was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2007 and received Commerce’s Bronze and Silver Medal awards, the National Performance Review’s Hammer Award, and has been honored by Government Computer News.