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Warrick to Head GSA's Office of Performance Improvement

GSA #10294

November 8, 2006
Contact: Andrew Gibbons (202) 501-1231
andrew.gibbons@gsa.gov

Washington, DC - U.S. General Services Administrator Lurita Doan today announced her selection of Vince Warrick as the agency's Associate Administrator for the Office of Performance Improvement.

As head of the Office of Performance Improvement, Mr. Warrick will report directly to the Administrator and will work as part of GSA's senior management team to drive the process for successful implementation of major performance improvement initiatives throughout all areas of GSA.

“One of the great myths about government service is that some think it is impossible to attract extraordinarily successful people to serve.  Today, Vince Warrick proves not only is it possible, it just happened,” said Administrator Doan.

Mr. Warrick joins GSA from the Harbour Group, one of the most successful operating firms in the nation. Over the past few years, his skill and leadership have helped add substantial value to several of its portfolio holdings.

The hyper-competitive world of business requires tremendous skills only a few possess as effectively as Mr. Warrick.  His success and ability to analyze a business, to find unrecognized value and precisely determine its strengths and weaknesses are the exact skills needed in government.     

“I have been working to recruit Vince Warrick for some time, because I knew that GSA needed his skills and abilities to become the government’s premier contracting agency,” said Administrator Doan. “I am asking Vince to examine our processes, exactly as he would a company in the private sector and help us find hidden value, develop quantifiable performance metrics for our operations and help us discover ways to significantly improve.”

Mr. Warrick joins a talented and energized team at GSA that is determined, motivated and well on its way to transform and improve the way the government buys the billions of dollars of goods and service it requires.  

"It is an honor to serve President Bush and Administrator Doan in helping to lead GSA's efforts to implement plans that will allow the GSA to perform its core missions," said Mr. Warrick.
 
A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mr. Warrick is married with three children. He attended the United States Military Academy and graduated in 1980 with a bachelor of science degree. He received a master’s degree in public administration from Cornell University in 1991.


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