GSA Names Stephen Leeds as Senior Counselor
August 10, 2009
Contact: Caren Auchman, (202) 501-1231
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration has named Stephen Leeds to serve as Senior Counselor to the Administrator.
Leeds comes to GSA with more than 35 years of commercial real estate experience. Prior to his appointment, Leeds was the Chief Operating Officer, a member of the executive committee, and a founding partner of Rogers & Hardin LLP, an Atlanta law firm, where he specialized in commercial real estate.
“I look forward to advising and working with the Administrator as we contribute to our nation’s economic recovery, make progress toward a greener economy, and answer President Obama’s call for a more open, transparent, and accountable government,” said Leeds.
Throughout his career, Leeds has been active in real estate and economic development matters, having served as an emeritus trustee of the Georgia Research Alliance and a member and chair of the board of directors of the Georgia World Congress Center, during the facility's largest expansion.
Leeds has also served as principal advisor to former Senator Max Cleland, served in various capacities with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, and was a member of then Senator Obama’s National Finance Committee.
Leeds graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts in business and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan.
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than 11 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars and $24 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services.
GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.