Acting Regional Administrator - Northwest/Arctic Region
Mr. Chaun Benjamin serves as the Acting Regional Administrator for the Northwest /Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration. As Regional Administrator, Mr. Benjamin 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.
Chaun Benjamin concurrently serves as the Public Buildings Service (PBS) Regional Commissioner for the Northwest/Arctic Region and Acting Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition Management. He is responsible for PBS programs and services delivered in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington—managing a portfolio of 15.9 million rentable square feet in 577 owned and leased buildings, that generate $356 million in revenue.
GSA selected Mr. Benjamin as Regional Commissioner in October 2014. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Region’s Leasing Division, which negotiates leases for federal agencies residing in private leased space, and offers a full range of reimbursable real estate services.
Mr. Benjamin began his career with GSA in 2003 as a Contracting Officer in the Design and Construction Branch, and has served in many capacities in the Northwest/Arctic Region. Prior to his current role, Mr. Benjamin led the Service Centers Division from 2011 to 2013, the Facilities Management and Services Programs Division from 2008 to 2011, and the Design and Construction Contracting Branch from 2006 to 2008. He has also served as a Senior Contracting Officer for various projects throughout the Region. Prior to GSA, Mr. Benjamin served 20 great years in the U.S. Air Force as an Acquisition Professional, and has served in numerous campaigns throughout the world.