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Mendoza Steps in as Enterprise Development Deputy at GSA

GSA # 9979

September 2, 2002
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
deborah.ruiz@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Administrator Stephen A. Perry of the U.S. General Services today announced the appointment of Texas native Felipe Mendoza as Deputy Associate Administrator for the agency's Office of Enterprise Development.

With extensive telecommunications and business experience, Mr. Mendoza will be responsible for monitoring and implementing small business policies and managing small business programs that strive to expand opportunities and technological capabilities through increased participation of small, minority and women-owned businesses in federal procurement.

Mr. Mendoza's position is effective September 3, 2002.

"GSA is fortunate to have Felipe join our team," said Mr. Perry. "He has invaluable telecommunications and marketing expertise and I am confidant he can help GSA's Office of Enterprise Development benefit from an international perspective as we continue to work toward increasing small business opportunities."

Most recently, Mr. Mendoza directed telecom business development for Alcoa Fujikura Ltd., of Atlanta, Georgia, where he was responsible for developing business relationships with carriers and utility companies throughout South America.

"It is a privilege to serve Administrator Perry and the Bush Administration," said Mr. Mendoza. "I am honored. I look forward to working with the Enterprise Development team to ensure that small business owners enjoy the full benefits of GSA's contracting opportunities."

Mr. Mendoza is a graduate of Texas A&M University - Kingsville. He also spent seven years, including one tour in Vietnam, as an Intelligence officer in the U.S. Army, and is a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal.

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.