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GSA Names Treasury Procurement Lead Thomas Sharpe FAS Head; Dan Tangherlini Comments

Dan Tangherlini
Dan Tangherlini

The General Services Administration has appointed Thomas Sharpe, most recently the Treasury Department‘s senior procurement executive, to serve as commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.

GSA said Sharpe will oversee acquisition and supply of more than $55 billion in products and services to federal agencies.

Sharpe succeeds Mary Davie, who led FAS on an acting basis since July 2012.

While at the Treasury, he was responsible for department-wide procurement policy, procurement career management and oversight of bureau procurement operations.

“His experience as an acquisition leader both in government and the private sector as well as his work representing a key customer of GSA at the Treasury Department make him uniquely qualified to help GSA better serve all of our partners,” said Dan Tangherlini, acting GSA administrator.

Sharpe has also held senior procurement and managerial roles at the Defense Department and Environmental Protection Agency.

Before joining Treasury, Sharpe served as a consulting principal with IBM‘s business consulting services segment, where he led marketing, sales and delivery of procurement agreements with government and commercial customers.

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