Julie Dunne, senior adviser to the administrator of the General Services Administration, will serve as commissioner of GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service on an interim basis, effective Oct. 15, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.
She will succeed Alan Thomas, who has stepped down as FAS commissioner to pursue a career in the private sector, according to an email by GSA Administrator and a 2019 Wash100 winner Emily Murphy to staff.
“I am very grateful to Alan for his commitment to our mission and the accomplishments achieved by the FAS team during his time here,” Murphy wrote in the email obtained by the publication.
Dunne has provided guidance on GSA's technology transformation portfolio and support with regard to acquisition policies since she joined the agency in May as a senior adviser.
She previously worked as a staff director at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's government operations subcommittee, senior counsel on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and as associate general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security.