Joanna Rosato Named PBS Regional Commissioner, GSA Mid-Atlantic Region
Joanna Rosato, who once served as Director of our Service Centers in the PBS Mid-Atlantic Region, is returning as the new PBS Regional Commissioner in GSA Mid-Atlantic Region as of November 4, 2013. She most recently served as Northeast and Caribbean PBS Regional Commissioner and will retain that role until a permanent replacement is named.
As PBS Regional Commissioner in the Northeast and Caribbean Region, Joanna managed PBS operations for the state of New York, Northern New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. She was responsible for asset management, design, construction, leasing, and operations for a real estate portfolio of 23 million square feet in more than 540 federal and leased facilities. Serving from 2011 until the present, she faced the Region’s challenges, including the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the rebuilding of One World Trade Center, with characteristic skill, determination, and assurance.
Joanna began her GSA career in 1984 as a Buildings Management Specialist co-op, and upon graduation she entered the career intern development program. During her tenure with GSA, she held various positions in multiple business lines in the Mid-Atlantic Region including Buildings Manager, Project Executive, and Field Office Manager. While in PBS Mid-Atlantic Region, Joanna was responsible for building operations as well as construction and lease acquisition projects.
Joanna contributed to many GSA national program and project teams with a focus on both property management and project management. One of the highlights of her career was her assignment as the Space and Facilities Team Lead for the 2008-2009 Presidential Transition. The team provided workspace facilities, telecommunications, human resource and administrative assistance for the President-elect during his transition to the White House. In addition to this assignment, Joanna worked as Senior Advisor to the Acting Deputy Commissioner of PBS during the transition of administrations in 2009, and was instrumental in the establishment of the GSA American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Program Management Office.
Most recently, Joanna participated in the national GSA Global Project Management effort to establish project management practices on all PBS transactions. Joanna is respected as a leader in project management and has been called upon to speak in every GSA Region about the value of the project management discipline.
Joanna graduated from Temple University in 1985 with a Bachelor’s degree in English. A 2003 graduate of GSA’s Advanced Leadership Development Program, Joanna also holds a certification by the Project Management Institute as a Project Management Professional, and achieved a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from the George Washington University in 2007. Please join us in welcoming Joanna back to the GSA Mid-Atlantic Region.