GSA Shakes Up Federal Acquisition Leadership

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The acquisition service will have some familiar faces and expects more permanent regional leaders soon.

The General Service Administration announced multiple Federal Acquisition Service leadership changes today, including making long-time IT and acquisition leader Mary Davie the permanent deputy assistant FAS commissioner and shifting some 18F staff.

FAS Commissioner Alan Thomas told GSA staff today the agency was dropping the “acting” from Davie’s position and Kay Ely’s role as assistant commissioner for the FAS Office of Information Technology Category.

“Mary and Kay are no strangers to high-impact leadership roles and they bring impressive experience to their new positions,” Thomas said in a staff email.

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Bob Noonan will shift from FAS Office of Systems Management assistant commissioner to FAS Office of General Supplies and Services acting assistant commissioner.

Some of GSA’s regions will also be affected. Erv Koehler will move from FAS regional commissioner for the Southeast Sunbelt Region to assistant commissioner of the FAS Office of Customer Accounts and Stakeholder Engagement. Koehler's deputy Joel Rogero will serve as the Southeast Sunbelt's acting regional commissioner. Current CASE Assistant Commissioner Kim Brown will return to her previously held position of FAS regional commissioner for the GSA Great Lakes Region.

“We are working diligently to place permanent executives in the regions. Expect movement on these roles in the months to come,” Thomas wrote.

The agency also announced 18F’s acting Executive Director Dave Zvenyach will become acting assistant commissioner for the FAS Office of Systems Management and Rebecca Piazza will replace Zvenyach on an acting basis.