Doan names GSA's White House liaison

Lurita Doan, the General Services Administration’s administrator, appointed John Horton as GSA’s White House liaison. The 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,” Doan said in a press release.

Horton served as special assistant in the Office of White House Liaison at the State Department. Before May 2003, he worked at the Small Business Administration in the Office of International Trade, where he managed activities related to SBA’s U.S. Export Assistance Centers.

“Hopefully, my years of public service will contribute in some measure to moving forward the president’s and Administrator Doan’s agenda for GSA,” Horton said.

Originally from Pampa, Texas, 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 England, earning a master’s degree in 2005.

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