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Fielder Named Acting Chief of Staff,
Interim Chief Acquisition Officer at GSA

GSA #10127

November 29, 2004
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Edwin E. Fielder Jr. today was named acting Chief of Staff and acting interim Chief Acquisition Officer by Administrator Stephen A. Perry of the U.S. General Services Administration. Mr. Fielder currently serves as GSA's Regional Administrator for the agency's Southeast-Sunbelt Region.

"Ed is an extremely capable professional and GSA is very fortunate to have the benefit of his experience and expertise, which will serve us well in this transitional period until we select a permanent Chief of Staff," said Mr. Perry.

"I am honored by this opportunity to serve in this capacity at GSA in the Bush Administration and look forward to the new challenges it brings," said Mr. Fielder.

As GSA's Regional Administrator for Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, Mr. Fielder is responsible for the delivery of critical operational and support services provided to federal agencies, including the management, construction and leasing of workspace, the procurement of information technology and telecommunications solutions, and the acquisition of furnishings, equipment, vehicles, office supplies and other services. Additionally, Mr. Fielder has been an integral part of the GSA senior management team that developed and implemented GSA's "Get It Right" program dedicated to excellence in federal acquisition.

Prior to his arrival at GSA, Mr.  Fielder was employed by CB Richard Ellis, Inc., where he managed a diverse facility management portfolio for Delta Air Lines. Additionally, Mr. Fielder was a Director of Property Management for Carter and Associates and a General Manager for COMPASS Management and Leasing, Inc., and in 1997, he retired from active duty as a Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Marine Corps.  His service included 20 years as a U.S. Marine Logistics Officer.

Mr. Fielder graduated with a bachelor's degree in Building Construction from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta in 1977, later earning an MBA in Management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Calif., in 1983. Additionally, Mr. Fielder is a 1994 graduate of the Marine Corps
Command and Staff College in Quantico, Va. In 2001, he qualified as a Facility Management Administrator and a Real Property Administrator after completing coursework at the Building Owners and Managers Institute in Arnold, Md.

Originally from Rhode Island, Mr. Fielder and his family currently reside in Marietta, Georgia.