Chris Slavens represents GSA's Stacey Franklin (ex officio HPFEB Chair) on the HPFEB Executive Committee.
In March 2022, Christopher Slavens was selected as the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Area Manager for Asia Pacific as part of Region 9’s Customer & Stakeholder Engagement (CASE) Division.
As the senior GSA representative for Hawaii and the Asia Pacific Area of Operations, Chris oversees the Customer & Stakeholder Engagement Team members in Hawaii, Guam, Japan, Okinawa and Korea. This includes the management and operation of all GSA Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) facilities, provision of supplies, and marketing of all related business lines and determination of Federal agency requirements.
Chris brings with him a diverse mix of prior military, private sector, State and Federal civilian experience. Chris has been immersed in a multicultural environment while living and working in Hawai’i his entire life. He has enhanced this knowledge through travels to forty-five of the fifty states, including Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Pacific, and Asia. He successfully implemented a broad understanding of cultural diversity while living and working with citizens of Iraq during a combat deployment with the Hawai’i Army National Guard in 2004-2006.
Chris’s notable work includes; member of State of Hawai’i Department of Defense's Modular Coordination Cell leading his team and collaborating with other participating State and Federal agencies to coordinate support and response for State Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response operations. Collaborating with the Department of Veterans Affairs leadership to develop marketing and outreach plans incorporating a wide range of qualitative management processes and procedures designed to improve the awareness of VA healthcare services to thousands of servicemembers, veterans and community stakeholders throughout Hawaii and the INDOPACOM area of operations.
Over the course of his 21 years in the Hawaii Army National Guard, Chris has served in leadership positions within the Infantry and Ordnance branches leading combat operations, maintenance, supply, and transportation missions while also being responsible for performance development of soldiers, non-commissioned officers, and junior officers. Chris also possesses extensive business analytics experience having worked for Booz-Allen- Hamilton and BAE Systems on large contracts in Hawaii.
Chris is a native of O’ahu, Hawai’i and has two sons, Cullen (24), and Connor (21). Chris enjoys training and teaching Gracie Jiu Jitsu, having earned his black belt in 2017.