Regional Administrator – New England Region
Robert Zarnetske is the Regional Administrator for the U.S. General Services Administration, New England, which provides federal agencies with smart workplaces, state-of-the-art technology, and a wide variety of services ranging from real property management to personal property disposal throughout the six New England states, New York, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Region also provides consulting services to connect small business owners, contractors, and vendors with federal government agencies in need of their services.
Zarnetske was appointed in December of 2010. In this role, he has strongly supported the agency’s exchange authority in new ways, allowing GSA to partner with the private sector to create economic development opportunities. As a steward of conservation and sustainability, he has partnered with industry to promote environmentally sound management of used electronics resulting in job creation in an emerging industry. He is also a proponent of public engagement, meeting with stakeholders to discuss the economic impact GSA’s projects and initiatives have in
communities throughout the New England Region.
Prior to joining GSA, Zarnetske served as the Acting Assistant Director of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics at the U.S. Department of Transportation during the Clinton administration. He was a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Christopher J. Dodd. He also served as Assistant City Manager and City Manager for Norwich, Connecticut. He was an elected Alderman in Norwich and served as an appointed member of the Connecticut Public Transportation Commission.
Zarnetske was an attorney in private practice in Connecticut and an instructor at the University of New Haven’s Master of Public Administration program. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern Connecticut State University. He earned a Master of Arts from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Education from Harvard University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Oregon.
Regional Commissioner - Public Buildings Service
Glenn C. Rotondo
A proven leader with experience in most all facets of GSA, Glenn Rotondo serves as the Regional Commissioner for the Public Buildings Service New England Region. The New England Region builds, owns and manages federal real property, including federal courthouses, office buildings and land ports of entry on the Canadian border. The region presently has under management 104 owned and 314 leased facilities totaling over 11 million square feet of space housing more than 22 thousand federal employees. Additionally, the Region is responsible for the disposal of all excess federal real property in the northeastern United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rotondo has been with GSA since 1987 and has held a number of senior leadership positions including Acting Regional Administrator, Deputy Regional Administrator and Director, Property Disposal Division. He is the recipient of two Meritorious Service Awards, two Hammer Awards and the GSA Public Service Award. Glenn earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Providence College and law degree from New New England School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Regional Commissioner - Federal Acquisition Service
Mr. Nickerson was named Acting Regional Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service on March 1, 2014 and was appointed Regional Commissioner shortly thereafter. Prior to this appointment, Nickerson served as the Director of the Assisted Acquisition Services Division, FAS. His responsibilities included managing the FAS Acquisition Professionals that provide solutions to the Department of Defense and Civilians agencies with a combined total contract value of more than $2 billion under management. Joe also served as the Director of Leasing for the Public Buildings Service that provided support to more than 5 million square feet of Government Leased space in the New England Region. Joe holds Master Degrees in Business Administration and Finance from Suffolk University and an Undergraduate Degree in Management from the University of Massachusetts. He was a member of the GSA Advanced Leadership Development Class of 2004 and has earned a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University and holds the Project Management Professional and Certified Commercial Investment Member designations.