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GSA Continues to Attract Top Federal Entrepreneurs; People are Key to Support of GSA's Innovative Procurement Programs

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GSA #9608

September 21, 1999
Contact: Bill Bearden (202) 501-1231

Washington, DC -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has announced several recent key personnel appointments to support the innovative procurement programs in its Federal Technology Service (FTS).

Wendell Berry will be a program director in the IT Solutions Regional Services Center and Gale Greenwald a procurement program analyst. Berry will work with Center director Manny DeVera to help increase FTS business in GSA Regions. Greenwald will help the newly formed Solutions Development Centers in the Regions implement and administer FTS' portfolio of information technology contracts.

Berry has over 30 years experience in the Federal information technology arena, and has managed fee-for-service operations for the last 15 years. In his 25 years as a Federal manager, Berry has overseen all phases of the software development life cycle.

Greenwald has both headquarters and regional experience in financial and program management at EPA and NIH. She has had extensive IT contracting experience at NIH, NOAA and NavSea.

According to Charles Self, assistant commissioner for ITI, "FTS continues to seek out the best people in government so we can deliver the best possible services and products to our Federal customers through Government-wide task-order contracts and solutions-based programs. The addition of Berry and Greenwald will help us do that better."

FTS Commissioner Dennis Fischer praised Berry and Greenwald as leaders in Federal IT procurement who have demonstrated very high levels of creativity and innovation in their careers. "I believe they will find working with FTS to support our Government-wide clients an exciting and reaffirming experience."

Other recent additions are Denny Groh, who will serve as deputy assistant commissioner of the Office of Service Delivery. Patrick Smith will be the director of the newly established Financial Management Systems Software Center.

Groh will support the implementation of the FTS 2001 program, which provides voice, data, video, and wireless service to Federal agencies. Groh has extensive business development experience in the private sector.

Smith will manage the efforts to support federal agencies in their acquisition and installation of new financial and administrative systems as well as the new enterprise resources planning solutions. This support will involve consulting in financial and administrative management functions and systems, the development of procurement strategies and acquisition of required goods and services. Prior to joining FTS, Smith was director of the Administrative Technology Center at the Department of Commerce.

"The scope, volume, and impact of the work we do demand the best and brightest people we can find," said Charles Self. "The addition of these entrepreneurs are a must to support our innovative procurement programs.