George Govan has been selected as the new director of the Loudoun County Department of Finance and Procurement, County Administrator Tim Hemstreet announced today. Govan was selected after a nationwide recruitment. His appointment is effective October 26, 2023.
Govan has more than three decades of professional experience in finance and procurement, most recently with the US AbilityOne Commission, where he served as chief financial officer. He has served in multiple executive and senior leadership roles at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the Transportation Security Administration and the Railroad Retirement Board. Govan also served as a financial management officer in progressively responsible positions during his career in the United States Air Force, from which he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2011.
“Our nationwide search attracted a strong and competitive group of applicants for this critical position in Loudoun and George stood out as having a wide range of experience in the areas of responsibility that fall under the Department of Finance and Procurement,” said Hemstreet. “We are pleased to find such a highly experienced professional to serve the residents of Loudoun County.”
The Loudoun County Department of Finance and Procurement works to ensure that the county’s financial management and accounting systems are maintained appropriately and that county agencies and the public receive information in a timely and effective manner. The office manages internal auditing and compliance, financial accounting, financial and budgetary reporting, internal control, payroll and accounts payable. The department also is responsible for the acquisition of all goods and services, including professional services and construction, for Loudoun County government operations.
Govan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, a master’s degree from Troy University and a doctorate of education from The George Washington University. Govan and his family are residents of Loudoun County.
More information about the Department of Finance and Procurement is online at loudoun.gov/finance.
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