Mindy Connolly joined the General Services Administration in February 2011 after serving as the senior policy analyst at the Office of Federal Procurement Policy where she led the agency’s natural resources division. In her role there, she was instrumental in President Barack Obama’s 2009 federal executive order aiming to cut back on agency greenhouse gas emissions.
The October 2009 order set a goal of 2020 for federal agencies to reduce emissions and reduce petroleum consumption.
Before joining the federal government, Connolly worked as a contractor, herself, in the defense sector of Honeywell International.
At GSA, Connolly has said she will focus on promoting government-contractor communication. “[T]here are barriers to communication on both sides of the desk … Both sides still have a lot to learn about how we need to communicate; it’s a two-way street,” she said.