For Immediate Release – May 13, 2016
George Poulson Named
Director of General Services
George Poulson has been named the Director of General Services by County Administrator Percy Ashcraft, effective immediately.
Poulson takes over the position left vacant upon the retirement of Bill Hamby on April 1. Poulson has been serving as Interim Director of General Services since that time.
Poulson was selected from a field of nearly 70 applicants.
“This was a very difficult decision because of the quality of the applicant pool,” commented Ashcraft. “In the end, it was George’s experience, familiarity with the duties and ties to the community that made the difference.”
Poulson, a longtime resident of Prince George County, has been serving as the Project Management Specialist in the County Administrator’s Office since 2011. He has also assisted General Services and Community Development and Code Compliance with special projects, including construction of the new Carson Volunteer Fire Station.
From 2008-2011, Poulson was the Business License Agent in the Commissioner of the Revenue’s Office. His primary task was to see that contractors working on Fort Lee as part of the massive BRAC expansion were properly licensed in Prince George County.
Poulson has held numerous positions in the public and private sector throughout his career. He was a former Clerk of the Works for Prince George County from 2002-2006, and also served as Coordinator of Procurement, Warehousing and Clerk of the Works for the Prince George Public School Division from 1997-1999.
Poulson will vacate his office in the County Administrator’s Office within a couple weeks and move into the General Services Building located across from the Human Services Building. He will oversee a workforce that includes 13 employees that includes the divisions of Building & Grounds and Fleet Maintenance.
Poulson and his wife, Cindy, live in the Branchester Lakes subdivision in Prince George County.