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McKenna Tapped to Head GSA's Office of General Counsel


GSA # 9872

September 10, 2001
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Raymond J. McKenna, former Senior Counsel in the Chief Administrative Office of the U.S. House of Representatives, today becomes the Associate Administrator, Office of General Counsel, Stephen A. Perry, Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), has announced.

"GSA is fortunate to have someone of Ray's stature as its chief legal officer," Mr. Perry said. "His stellar educational background, coupled with nearly 20 years of experience as a public sector lawyer, in both the legislative and executive branches of federal government, make him an ideal choice to lead GSA's legal team."

Mr. McKenna also was Counsel to the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Staff Attorney at the U.S. Treasury and Justice departments.

"I was honored by the appointment and by the privilege to serve Administrator Perry. I'm looking forward to working with the staff of the General Counsel's office at GSA," said Mr. McKenna.

In his new position, Mr. McKenna will advise the Administrator on the legally sound implementation of GSA's mission responsibilities, including contracting, information technology, travel and transportation, real estate, construction, leasing, environment, agency litigation, personnel and labor relations, equal employment opportunity, appropriations and finance.

Mr. McKenna graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in government and politics from St. John's University, in New York, in 1980, and with honors in 1983 from George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C. He currently resides in Alexandria, Virginia.

GSA is a centralized federal procurement and property management agency created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public. It acquires, on behalf of federal agencies, office space, equipment, telecommunications, information technology, supplies and services. GSA, comprised of 14,000 associates, provides services and solutions for the office operations of over 1 million federal workers located in 8,300 government -owned and leased buildings in 1,600 U.S. communities.