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Senate Approves Obama Nominee Denise Turner Roth as GSA Administrator

Denise Turner Roth
Denise Turner Roth

Denise Turner Roth has received confirmation from the Senate as the new administrator of the General Services Administration six months after she assumed the role of acting administrator.

GSA said Thursday her confirmation also follows a hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in which she spoke of her plans for the agency.

“My vision moving forward is for the agency to be a proactive federal partner for government, and an economic catalyst for local communities, while also continuing our efforts to drive operational excellence,” Roth said.

President Barack Obama submitted her name as the White House nominee for the full-time GSA administrator position in May.

Roth previously served as deputy administrator at GSA, where she worked on consolidating the agency’s information technology, administrative, financial and human resources operations.

She has held several positions in the public sector, including as public space manager with the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, city manager of Greensboro in North Carolina and various staff leadership roles in the offices of some local government officials.

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