Cox, Ruth

Regional Administrator Pacific Rim Region
U.S. General Services Administration
Ms. Ruth F. Cox was sworn-in as the U.S. General Services Administration’s (GSA) ninth Pacific Rim Regional Administrator on August 1, 2011. In her role as principal executive of the Region, Ms. Cox heads a workforce of 826 associates across California, Nevada, Arizona and Hawaii, as well as in Japan, South Korea and the U.S. territories of Guam and Saipan. Headquartered in San Francisco, California, GSA’s Pacific Rim Region has an annual operating budget nearly $1 billion. Its 35 million square foot real estate portfolio includes 191 government-owned buildings and leased space in 909 commercial buildings that house over 100,000 federal employees and GSA associates. Additionally, her responsibility includes the supply of goods, services, telecommunications and information technology to all federal agencies within her region. Ms. Cox is a seasoned high technology marketing executive whose business career was marked by her ability to successfully introduce new technologies and build high growth businesses. As a pioneer in the convergence of computing and communications, she helped to revolutionize the way services were delivered over public networks, laying the foundation for the emergence of the Internet as the primary mode of communication in the new millennium. Ms. Cox lived in Europe for five years and traveled extensively throughout the world, opening new markets, building distribution channels and managing sales and marketing operations. At Hewlett Packard and Tandem Computers, she launched two of the industry’s most successful International telecommunications marketing campaigns, doubling revenues and new customers year over year and building a base for sustained long-term growth.