The General Services Administration named Treasury Department Chief Financial Officer Daniel Tangherlini to head the agency in an acting role following Martha Johnson’s resignation Monday.
Tangherlini served in the Treasury as assistant secretary for management, CFO and chief performance officer since 2009.
At GSA, he will manage assets, implement technology solutions and work to help the agency get maximum potential value from acquisition processes.
In a letter to staff, Tangherlini said he would focus on reviewing budgetary concerns over upcoming conferences and meetings, many of which have been suspended for the time being.
He told employees the agency will aim to promote efficiency, cost savings and promote sustainable building practices.
He also said that he would focus on improving risk management oversight.
While at the Treasury, Tangherlini spent time performing tasks to execute the budget and served a stint as director of the department’s Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
Prior to joining the federal government, he served in the Washington, D.C. local government as city administrator and deputy mayor, where he managed day-to-day operations and held a budgetary oversight role.
From 2000 to 2006, he served as director for the city’s transportation department and was CFO for the D.C. Police Department from 1998 to 2000.
He also previously served a stint as interim general manager for Metro, the city’s transit agency.
Prior to joining the D.C. government, he worked in the U.S. transportation secretary’s policy office and held various positions for six years with the Office of Management and Budget.