George L. Price, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization for the U.S. Department of State. He assumed the role in October of 2015. In this capacity, he advises the Department on all small business procurement issues and is responsible for promoting the use of Small Businesses, Small Disadvantaged Businesses, HubZone, Women-Owned Small Businesses, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses, Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Businesses, Historically Black Colleges, and Minority Institutions within the Department of State to support the Department’s mission of protecting U.S. interests abroad and implementing foreign policy initiatives.
Mr. Price has over 24 years in the Federal Government. Prior to the Department of State, he was the Deputy Associate Director for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) Training and Management Assistance Program. He was responsible for providing Federal agencies with over $500M annually in direct acquisition and project management assistance in the area of human capital management and customized training services. In addition, on behalf of OMB’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy, he led an interagency commodity management team to establish a government wide strategic sourcing solution in the area of Human Resources and Training.
Before joining OPM, he served ten years as the Director of Outreach Communications for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service. During his tenure, he managed all strategic marketing communications and was the executive sponsor and champion of the creation of “Interact.gsa.gov”, a pioneering interactive open community dedicated to increasing government’s effectiveness through collaboration and communication.
Mr. Price began his Federal career with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Over a ten year span at SBA, he was a Business Opportunity Specialist within the 8(a) program, a Business Development Specialist, and lastly as the Director of the HubZone Program for the Eastern United States. Mr. Price holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management Science and a Master of Business Administration.