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GSA administrator — a nominee just around the corner? Or will Prouty stay around?

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gsa-logoThere are very contradictory buzz around the General Services Administration about the administrator job. Of course, it was just a few weeks ago that the Obama administration named Paul Prouty as GSA’s acting administrator.

Most people believed that Prouty, who most recently was the assistant regional administration for GSA’s Public Building Service’s Rocky Mountain Region, could be around for a year or more. But we’re now hearing that there could be a GSA administrator nominee in the coming weeks — maybe even days.

The name that continues to come up is Martha Johnson, who, as we told you earlier, was the GSA chief of staff under the wildly popular — and wildly successful — GSA Administrator David Baram, who served during the Clinton administration. Johnson was on the Obama transition “parachute” team for GSA. I’ve reposted some Johnson bio details from her LinkedIn profile… after the break.

Johnson’s resume, if she should be named as the GSA administrator nominee, from her resume on her LinkedIn profile:

Currently: Vice President at Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC)

Previously…
Vice President at SRA International
Director at Touchstone Consulting Group
Vice President at Council for Excellence in Government
Vice President at Computer Sciences Corporation

Back on May 1999, there was this article in Fast Company magazine that featured Barram and Johnson:

Here’s How GSA Changed Its Ways [Fast Company, May 1999]
Led by Dave Barram, a 24-year veteran of Silicon Valley, and a group of rank-and-file change agents, one of Washington’s stodgiest agencies is learning to be nimble — and to “thrill” its customers.

Read the full Fast Company story here.

Meanwhile, back in April 25, 2000, Baram and Johnson were on the Business of Government Hour sponsored by the IBM Center for the Business of Government. (Read it hereHere it here. MP3)

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Written by cdorobek

February 20, 2009 at 6:19 AM

Posted in GSA, Transition, White House

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  1. [...] GSA administrator — a nominee just around the corner? Or will Prouty stay around? [...]

  2. [...] over at GSA, while we had heard that a new administrator nominee was just around the corner … apparently it is going to be a much bigger corner then we thought. The buzz — [...]


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