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Dawson Chosen to Head GSA's Southeast Sunbelt Region

GSA # 10453

February 19, 2008      
Contact: Robert lesino, (202) 501-1231
robert.lesino@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON —  The U.S. General Services Administration today announced the selection of South Carolina native Craig G. Dawson as Regional Administrator for GSA’s Southeast Sunbelt Region. The position is effective today.

“I’m very glad Craig has joined us, “ said Administrator Lurita Doan.  “His experience as president of a private sector company and roots in the region will be especially valuable to GSA and our Southeast Sunbelt Region.”

In his role as principal executive of the region, Mr. Dawson will head a GSA workforce of nearly 1,000 employees across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  The Southeast Sunbelt Region has the largest construction/renovation program among GSA regions with a total workload valued at $1.7 billion in capital projects, $33 million in minor repair and alteration projects and $373 million in reimbursable projects.

“I am honored to be given this opportunity to serve the administration, Administrator Doan and  the wonderful employees at GSA,” said Mr. Dawson.  “I look forward to being a part of this great  organization.”

Prior to joining GSA, Mr. Dawson served as president of Central Carolina Distributor Inc., a warehouse distributor of AC-Delco automotive parts in Columbia, S.C.  Mr. Dawson graduated from the University of South Carolina in1976. 

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Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government.  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 208,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 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.

Did You Know? The GSA Southeast Sunbelt Region has extensive experience in providing hurricane recovery and FEMA support efforts.