Michael Robertson is the Associate Administrator of Governmentwide Policy and Chief Acquisition Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration, titles he has held since Aug. 10 of 2009. He was also appointed as White House Liaison on March 4, and continues to serve in that role.
His associate administrator position has him directing the Office of Governmentwide Policy, which develops and evaluates policies for management of the federal government’s internal operations. As chief acquisition officer, he develops and reviews acquisition policies, procedures, and related training for GSA and federal acquisition professionals. He also serves as the functional manager of GSA’s acquisition workforce.
Prior to his work at GSA, Robertson was the deputy working group lead for the Energy and Environment Agency Review Team on the Obama-Biden Transition Project. His work with Obama stretches farther back, though. He was the Director of Congressional Affairs on the Obama for America presidential campaign, where he was the primary point person for securing endorsements and superdelegate support from House and Senate members. And when Obama was still the senator of Illinois, Robertson was Legislative Coordinator and Deputy to the Chief Counsel. In this position, he managed the appropriations process, handled judicial nominations, and conducted political outreach to promote Obama’s legislative priorities. And in 2004, he worked in Chicago on Obama’s Senate campaign.
Robertson is a California native and graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts. He earned his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law, and is currently enrolled in the Georgetown University Law Center’s Masters of Law program.