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Profile: Dan Tangherlini, GSA Administrator

Dan Tangherlini
Dan Tangherlini

Dan Tangherlini was sworn into office as administrator of the General Services Administration, July 5, 2013 and manages all of the agency’s daily operations, programs and policies.

Prior to that, he served as the agency’s acting administrator for 15 months following the departure of Martha Johnson.

From 2006 to 2009, Tangherlini served as city administrator and deputy mayor for the District of Columbia and oversaw daily operations, budget development and performance management.

He also led the District of Columbia Department of Transportation from June 2000 to February 2006.

Tangherlini came to GSA from the Treasury, where he had served as chief financial officer, chief performance officer and assistant secretary for management since 2009.

His time at the Treasury also includes service as director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.

Tangherlini’s career also includes service as interim general manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and chief financial officer for the Metropolitan Police Department.

He earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degree in public policy studies from the University of Chicago, as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School.

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