Joshua B. Sawislak is a Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the GSA, and as of Feb. 28, 2008, has also served as the Acting Chief of the Office of Emergency Response and Recovery (OERR), which is responsible for leveraging all resources within GSA into one central office and providing support and assistance to first responders, emergency workers and recovery teams.
Sawislak’s core responsibilities as senior advisor are to provide advice and management support on a wide range of issues related to GSA goals of integrity efficiency, and accountability. He also facilitates and coordinates interagency working groups, industry information exchange, and other special projects.
Before working with the GSA, Sawislak held management positions on several of the country’s largest transportation projects . He has also managed projects in management consulting, emergency planning, environmental management, transportation planning, and infrastructure development. A graduate of The George Washington University, Sawislak is a member of the Transportation Research Board, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners.