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J.B. Horton Named as GSA's White House Liaison

July 5, 2006

GSA #10254
Contact: Andrew Gibbons (202) 501-1231
andrew.gibbons@gsa.gov

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.

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