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GSA Names Emery Senior Advisor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs

April 18, 2006

GSA #10228
Contact: Andrew Gibbons, (202) 501-1231
andrew.gibbons@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced today that Linda L. Emery has been named Senior Advisor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.  The position became effective on April 17. “Linda’s expertise will be an invaluable asset to GSA as we move forward in our long-range decisions critical to improving government performance," said GSA Acting Administrator David L. Bibb.

Ms. Emery, a native of Oklahoma, will coordinate and implement ad hoc projects of importance to GSA involving Congress.  In her role as Senior Advisor for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs, she will also advise the Administrator and Deputy Administrator on the relationship between Congress and the agency.

“I am enthused to be joining GSA and am delighted to be able to continue to serve President Bush at the agency with the broadest domestic mission,” said Emery.  “I am happy to be back working with the Congress.”

Most recently, Ms. Emery was the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Education in the Office of Postsecondary Education.  She also served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the President’s Commission on Excellence in Special Education.  Prior to her service with the Department of Education, Ms. Emery spent 15 years in the private and public sectors as a strategist on a range of legislative issues.

A resident of Arlington, Va., Ms. Emery graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelor of science degree in 1975.  She earned a master’s degree in education, also from the University of Oklahoma, in 1980.

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