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Kathleen Turco Named GSA's Chief Financial Officer

GSA # 9973

August 5, 2002
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON - GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry today named Kathleen M. Turco as the agency's Chief Financial Officer.

"Kathleen brings to GSA extensive experience in strategic planning as well as experience in the public sector," said Administrator Perry. "She will be a key player on the GSA executive team."

As the agency's CFO, Ms. Turco will serve as the agency's principal adviser on all matters related to financial management. She will also serve on the agency-wide Executive Committee and play an instrumental role in GSA's strategic management and performance measurement process.

Additionally, Ms. Turco will direct agency budget and financial activities and oversee the development and use of financial management systems within GSA. GSA's CFO manages financial operations that include billions of dollars in Federal purchases and an annual budget of $19 billion. The size and complexity of the GSA operation rivals that of most large corporations.

Most recently, Ms. Turco served as Director of Financial Policy, Planning and Programs Modernization & Information Technology Services at the Internal Revenue Service. She directed the financial and budget policy and planning for IRS' business systems modernization and information services operations and maintenance. She managed the program, budget and financial policy direction for $500 million in business systems technology investments, and $1.5 billion in operating and maintenance operations.

Prior to that position, Ms. Turco was the IRS' Deputy Chief Financial Officer for strategic planning and budgeting where she directed the strategic planning, budget policy and financial execution of the $8 billion IRS budget.

Ms. Turco's federal experience includes 10 years at the Office of Management and Budget and three years with the Department of Education. She earned an undergraduate degree in elementary education from the University of Maryland in 1982 and a master's degree in business administration from the University of West Florida in 1984.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government-owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.