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GSA Further Defines Leadership Roles in FAS

GSA #10194

October 18, 2005
Contact: Mary Alice Johnson, (202) 501-1231
maryalice.johnson@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Stephen A. Perry   today moved the establishment of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) another step forward by naming the individuals who will fill key leadership roles as acting assistant regional administrators and acting deputy assistant regional administrators in the FAS zonal offices as well as the acting assistant commissioner for acquisition management in the FAS national office.

“As the customer-facing component of FAS, associates in the zones and their leadership are essential to developing a results-oriented organization that anticipates and delivers on customer requirements,” said Administrator Stephen A. Perry. “I am proud of the team that we have assembled to lead the FAS organization am also confident that each will work to achieve excellence in acquisition on behalf of federal agencies and the American taxpayer.”

“I really appreciate the hard work that has been done towards establishing FAS,” said Deputy Administrator David L. Bibb. “I look forward to working with Acting FAS Commissioner Barbara L. Shelton and GSA’s regional administrators across the nation to continue to build this new organization.” Bibb assumes the role of Acting GSA Administrator on November 1, following Perry’s departure on October 31.

The acting leadership for the six FAS zonal offices—effective immediately—and headquartered at the following locations is as follows. 

Zone A: New England Region
Northeast & Caribbean Region
Zonal Headquarters: Northeast & Caribbean Region
Acting FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Steve Ruggiero
Acting Deputy FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Sharon Wall
Zone B:  Mid-Atlantic Region
National Capital Region
Zonal Headquarters: National Capital Region
Acting FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Jack Williams
Acting Deputy FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Paul McDermott
Zone C:

Southeast-Sunbelt Region
(also Zonal Headquarters)
Acting FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Randall Witty
Acting Deputy FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Bill Sisk

Zone D: Great Lakes Region
Heartland Region
Rocky Mountain Region
Zonal Headquarters: Heartland Region
Acting FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Jim Ogden
Acting Deputy FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Michael Gelber
Zone E: Greater Southwest Region
(also Zonal Headquarters)
Acting FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Marcella Banks
Acting Deputy FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Tyree Varnado
Zone F: Pacific Rim Region
Northwest/Arctic Region
Zonal Headquarters: Pacific Rim Region
Acting FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, John Boyan
Acting Deputy FAS Assistant Regional Administrator, Gary Casteel

Acting FAS Commissioner Barbara L. Shelton named Jeff Koses to the FAS national office post of Acting Assistant Commissioner for Acquisition Management, effective immediately.

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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.