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GSA Takes Next Steps to Establish FAS

National Office Leadership Team and Zonal Structure Announced

GSA #10189

September 30, 2005
Contact: Mary Alice Johnson, (202) 501-1231
maryalice.johnson@gsa.gov

Washington, D.C. – U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Acting Commissioner Barbara L. Shelton today named the individuals who will fill key leadership roles as work moves ahead to complete the organizational design of FAS in Washington and at the regional level.

GSA Administrator Stephen A. Perry, who signed the GSA order establishing FAS on September 9, 2005, remarked, “I am very proud of progress that the FAS team has made with respect to establishing the new organization.” He added, “We are on track to achieve our objectives to build an organization that will meet our customer requirements in a manner that is reliable, consistent, compliant with all federal laws and regulations, and provides best value though excellence in federal acquisition.” 

“Naming the FAS national office leadership team and zonal headquarters locations are key steps in further establishing the results-oriented, customer-focused organization that we intend for FAS.” said Acting Commissioner Shelton. “I am confident that this leadership team will do an excellent job providing direction to, and involving GSA associates, customer agencies and industry partners to establish the FAS organization with a capability to meet the increasing requirements for excellent acquisition services.”

The FAS national office leadership team appointed to continue the establishment of FAS is as follows:

  • Office of Integrated Technology Services: Deidre Lee,
  • Office of General Supplies and Services: Joseph Jeu,
  • Office of Travel, Motor Vehicles and Card Services: Barney Brasseux,
  • Office of Customer Accounts and Research: Mary Davie,
  • Office of the Controller: Jon Jordan,
  • Office of the Chief Information Officer: Casey Coleman, and
  • Office of Administration: Brenda Maxson.

The FAS organization includes six zonal offices, headquartered in the following locations, and is focused on local customer service delivery:

Zone A: New England Region
Northeast & Caribbean Region
Zonal Headquarters: Northeast & Caribbean Region
Zone B:  Mid-Atlantic Region
National Capital Region
Zonal Headquarters: National Capital Region
Zone C:

Southeast-Sunbelt Region
(also Zonal Headquarters)

Zone D: Great Lakes Region
Heartland Region
Rocky Mountain Region
Zonal Headquarters: Heartland Region
Zone E: Greater Southwest Region
(also Zonal Headquarters)
Zone F: Pacific Rim Region
Northwest/Arctic Region
Zonal Headquarters: Pacific Rim Region

The leadership team for the FAS zonal headquarters will be named in the coming weeks.

Associates in the FAS zones who are part of national programs will report to the national office and associates who are part of the local customer service programs will report to the zone offices.   GSA will continue operating out of 11 regional offices for the Public Buildings Service and appropriate staff offices. 

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GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management, policy development and information provision agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public.  In this role, GSA acquires products and services on behalf of federal agencies; plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies; provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers; and encourages a citizen-centric relationship with government by providing a single “point of entry” to the information and services citizens need in a timeframe they can appreciate.  This allows citizens to receive accurate, timely and consistent answers and information, and helps federal agencies better respond to citizen inquiries.