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Mabry, Kirksey Join GSA Congressional Staff

GSA #10321

February 6, 2007
Contact: Andrew Gibbons (202) 501-1231
andrew.gibbons@gsa.gov

Washington, DC – Brian K. Mabry and Karen M. Kirksey have joined the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs as Deputy Associate Administrators, the U.S. General Services Administration announced today. 

Mr. Mabry’s duties will primarily involve working with the members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees on behalf of GSA. Ms. Kirksey’s duties will focus on procurement, disposals and other non-public building related issues.

“Brian and Karen bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to GSA and will help us work closely with Congress and throughout government,” said Kevin Messner, Acting Associate Administrator, Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs and Governmentwide Policy.

Most recently, Mr. Mabry was senior advisor for public affairs for the International Broadcast Bureau. Prior to his service with IBB, Mr. Mabry worked for Voice of America and also in numerous positions within Congress, including several years on the House Appropriations Committee.

Ms. Kirksey joins GSA after serving as a congressional liaison at the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA). Before joining USDA, Ms. Kirksey worked as a special assistant within the Office of the Secretary at the U.S Department of Labor.

Mr. Mabry attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and the U.S. Naval War College. Ms. Kirksey attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana.

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