Mary Ruwwe, FAS Regional Commissioner
Mary Ruwwe serves as the regional commissioner in the Heartland Region's Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). She leads a workforce of nearly 300 employees responsible for delivering comprehensive products and services across government at the best value possible.
The Heartland Region hosts several large acquisition service portfolios, including the Facilities Maintenance and Hardware Acquisition Center and the Heartland Global Supply Operation Center.
It is also the home to GSA's Small Business GWAC (government-wide acquisition contracts) Center, GSA's National Customer Service Center, one of two domestic GSA Accident Management Centers and several national office branches.
Regional fleet management services, personal property disposal services, telecommunication services and small business assistance are also available through FAS.
Ruwwe began her career in GSA's Public Buildings Service as an intern and became the regional commissioner in 2004. As senior executive, she was responsible for all planning and operations in the region covering 23 million square feet of real estate portfolio with a $100 million capital program, $40 million reimbursable services program, $110 million operating budget and more than $326 million in annual revenue.
Additionally, Ruwwe dramatically improved associate engagement -- achieving the highest scores in the nation by advancing a regional culture where associates feel valued; have the knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve professional and organizational success; and, promoting continuous improvement of business processes.
Ruwwe has two bachelor's degrees in science - business administration and secondary education - from Peru State College in Peru, Nebraska; and, she holds a master's degree in business administration from Webster University in Kansas City, Missouri.