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GSA Appoints New FPS Assistant Commissioner


GSA #9924

January 28, 2002
Contact: Viki Reath (202) 501-1231
viki.reath@gsa.gov

Washington, D.C. - Administrator Stephen A. Perry of the General Services Administration (GSA) today announced the appointment of Wendell C. Shingler to the position of Assistant Commissioner for the Federal Protective Service for the Public Buildings Service.

"Wendell's appointment is the culmination of an extensive and rigorous process that considered many highly qualified candidates from both the public and private sectors," Mr. Perry said. "He will be a tremendous asset, as GSA continues to fine-tune its top-notch physical security team."

From 1988 until joining GSA today, Mr. Shingler served as Chief, Judicial Facilities and Security Program in the Marshals Service. In this capacity, he was responsible for the oversight of a multi-billion-dollar expansion/renovation of federal courthouses and the design and installation of security systems for the Marshals Service, prisoner movements and all judicial chambers and courtrooms.

"I've worked with GSA for many years, but never ror GSA," Mr. Shingler said. "As a result I've managed to experience GSA and security at all levels. I'm looking forward to focusing the Federal Protective Service into the future and making it the security provider of choice for federal agencies."

Mr. Shingler began federal service more than 30 years ago, holding various facility, security and construction management positions with the Department of the Army, the Federal Highway Administration, Voice of America and the U.S. Marshals Service.

He holds his B.S. in Business Administration and among his many awards, he received a commendation from the President of the United States in 1996 for the development of the Department of Justice's Vulnerability Assessment for Federal Facilities after the bombing in Oklahoma City. Mr. Shingler coaches and manages youth soccer teams in his free time.