George Northcroft is a business and civic leader with experience in financial management; marketing and operations in Fortune 500 companies; pension management; county, state, and federal government administration. George serves on the Boards of the University of Washington’s Consulting & Business Development Center; The Seattle Theatre Group; The Breakfast Group; and the University of Washington-Bothell.
George retired in 2017 as the Regional Administrator of the Northwest/Arctic Region of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). He was appointed to that position by President Barack Obama. George oversaw all of GSA’s operations in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington; including management of the federal real estate and information technology. At that time the Northwest/Arctic Region had an inventory of 647 owned and leased buildings, more than 460 employees, and an annual budget of more than $462 million.
Previously, George served as the Director-Business Relations & Economic Development for King County. He had the responsibility for the retention, expansion, and recruitment of businesses. He has served on the Boards of enterprise Seattle; the Trade Development Alliance; the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council; Seattle Chamber Commerce’s Urban Enterprise Center. His career experiences also include Nordstrom’s Director of Treasury and Cash Management; Director of the State of Washington’s pension system; a banker with both First Interstate Bank of Washington and CitiBank of New York; a general partner/owner of KUJ/K96 radio stations(Walla Walla); a marketing representative with both IBM and General Electric
George has also served as Co-Chair of the Bellevue Economic Roundtable; Treasurer-The Group Health Foundation; Board of Directors-Labor Ready; Vice Chair-Bellevue Convention Center Authority; Vice-Chair-Washington State Investment Board; Board of Directors-Bellevue Chamber of Commerce; Regional Vice-President of the National Association of State Retirement Administrators; President-Pacific Northwest Bankers Association; Chairman-Bellevue Community College; Board of Trustees- the Consumers Union; Board of Directors-Seattle Urban League. George received his BBA and MBA from St. John’s University. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
George and his wife Gloria have been residents of Bellevue, WA since they moved from New York City in 1981 with their daughter, Dara and son, Marty. In 1999 they were both honored as Citizens of the Year for the City of Bellevue. Gloria retired as a Senior Clinical Specialist with Genentech, a biotech company. They have been happily married for 54 years. They have three grandchildren, Caleb, Brayden & Maya.