Robert Zarnetske Named Regional Administrator of GSA New England Region
GSA # 10695
December 2, 2010
Contact: Sara Merriam, (202) 525-8165
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration today announced the appointment of Robert Zarnetske to serve as the Regional Administrator of GSA’s New England Region, effective December 15.
As the New England Regional Administrator, Zarnetske will oversee GSA operations in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, including federal real estate and information technology. He will be responsible for an inventory of 47 federal buildings, 354 leased locations, and 25 border station facilities serving entry points from Canada. GSA employs 303 people in the New England Region.
"Bob Zarnetske will be a tremendous addition to the GSA leadership team as we work to create a more sustainable, efficient, cost-effective, open, and responsible government for the American people," said Martha N. Johnson, Administrator of General Services. "His commitment to public service and his experience in government at all levels will be invaluable to GSA as we pursue our efforts in the New England Region."
Zarnetske comes to GSA with a wide range of experience. He served as the Assistant Director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Clinton administration. He was a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Sen. Christopher J. Dodd. He also served as Assistant City Manager and City Manager for Norwich, Connecticut. He was an elected Alderman in Norwich and served as an appointed member of the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission. Most recently, Zarnetske was an attorney in private practice in Connecticut and an instructor at the University of New Haven’s Master of Public Administration program.
Zarnetske received a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Connecticut State University. He earned a Master of Arts from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Education from Harvard University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Oregon.
As the federal government's workplace solutions provider, the U.S. General Services Administration works to foster an effective, sustainable and transparent government for the American people. GSA’s expertise in government workplace solutions include:
• Effective management of government assets including more than 9,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 210,000 vehicles in the federal fleet, and preservation of historic federal properties;
• Leveraging the government’s buying power through responsible acquisition of products and services making up more than 11 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars;
• Providing innovative technology solutions to enhance government efficiency and increase citizen engagement; and,
• Promoting responsible use of federal resources through development of governmentwide policies ranging from federal travel to property and management practices.