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Rutherford to Head Enterprise Development at GSA


GSA # 9870

September 4, 2001
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Boyd K. Rutherford, a lawyer with extensive business experience, assumes the duties of Associate Administrator for Enterprise Development, Stephen A. Perry, Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration, announced today.

Mr. Rutherford's new position is effective September 4, 2001.

"Boyd's training and experience will be invaluable to GSA as we work to increase small business opportunities," Mr. Perry said. "With his experience in New York and California, as well as in Baltimore and Washington, D.C., he brings a national perspective to GSA's Office of Enterprise Development."

Mr. Rutherford most recently directed business development for Kelly Law Registry of Washington, D.C., where he was responsible for marketing, legal staffing and placement solutions in the private and public sectors. Mr. Rutherford gained his expertise in regulatory compliance, government relations and administrative law as legal counsel to major automotive and legal firms in California, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

"I am honored by this appointment and by the privilege to serve Administrator Perry and the Bush Administration," said Mr. Rutherford. "I look forward to working with small business owners to insure that they have the opportunity to benefit from contracting opportunities with GSA."

In his new position, Mr. Rutherford will be responsible for monitoring and implementing small business policies and managing small business programs that strive to expand opportunities and technological capabilities through increased participation of small, minority and women-owned businesses in federal procurement.

Mr. Rutherford graduated from Howard University in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in economics and political science. In 1990, he earned his law degree, along with a master's degree in communications management, from University of Southern California. Mr. Rutherford and his wife, Monica, currently reside in Columbia, MD. They have three children.

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.