John Smith, PBS Regional Commissioner
John E.B. Smith is the Regional Commissioner for the Public Buildings Service, Southeast Sunbelt Region of the General Services Administration based out of Atlanta, GA. He is responsible for ensuring the region provides superior workplaces for federal customer agencies at the best value for taxpayers. This includes the overall management and oversight over 600 regional employees and 125,000 tenants in Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Florida who occupy a portfolio of over 40 million rentable square feet of federally owned or leased office, laboratory, warehouse, and courts space.
Mr. Smith began his career after graduating from the United States Military Academy as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army with signal corps, field artillery, and combat engineer capacities and in the US Army Reserve as a mobilization augmentee in telecommunications, automation systems, engineering, and command positions. He managed a real estate development company in the private sector before reentering public service with the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Smith was a civilian program manager and director of environment and plans & programs with the Air Force Disposal Agency. He later served in the Pentagon as the Deputy for Air Force Installations. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Utilization and Disposal and Assistant Commissioner in the Office of Real Property Asset Management.