Kris E. Durmer - General Counsel
Kris E. Durmer was appointed General Counsel for the U.S. General Services Administration effective September 21, 2009.
In this role, Durmer assumes daily management of GSA's Office of General Counsel with offices in Washington, DC and in the eleven regions across the United States. As General Counsel, he oversees the legal affairs of the agency and advises the Administrator and other officials of the agency on all areas of the agency's mission. These include contracting, information technology, travel and transportation, real estate, construction, litigation, personnel and labor relations, equal employment, GSA fleet, and personal property management and disposal.
Durmer has decades of experience as a litigator and has served on the boards of many national and local organizations. He entered the private practice of law in New Hampshire in 1979, and was most recently Director of Smith-Weiss, Shepard & Durmer P.C. in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Durmer was a presidential appointee to the board of directors of Sallie Mae, serving as Vice Chair in 1997 and Acting Chair from 1997 to 1998. He has also served on the board of trustees of Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, Connecticut and on the board of directors for the Nashua Home Health and Hospice Care Agency. He was a Commissioner of the Nashua Housing Authority from 1982 to 2000.
Durmer received both his BA with cum laude and JD degrees from the University of New Hampshire. He is a member of the New Hampshire Bar and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.