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Douglass Named Deputy Chief of Staff at GSA

GSA #10274

September 18, 2006
Contact: Andrew Gibbons (202) 501-1231
andrew.gibbons@gsa.gov

Washington D.C. – The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) today announced the appointment of Kimberly A. Douglass as Deputy Chief of Staff within the Office of the Administrator, effective on September 17, 2006.

“I’m thrilled Kimberly will be joining us at the GSA,” said GSA Administrator Lurita Doan.  “Her work at the White House has made her a standout in the Bush Administration, and I look forward to her joining my staff.” 

Douglass comes to GSA after five years with the White House Management Office, where she served most recently as Director.  In this role, Ms. Douglass oversaw the daily operations and logistical support services for the White House staff.  She also managed the White House budget and additional appropriated funds in the Executive Office of the President.

“I am eager to work with the Administrator and all GSA employees as we continue to provide quality service to our many clients,” Douglass said.  “It’s been an honor to work for President Bush at the White House, and I’m thrilled to be given this new and exciting opportunity.”

Previously, Ms. Douglass worked in Philadelphia, Pa., at Greater Philadelphia First (GPF), a civic and business leadership organization of chief executives, where she served as Director of Corporate Services.  While at GPF, Ms. Douglass implemented a new member recruitment initiative and developed a member events program.

Douglass holds a bachelor's degree of science in business administration from Villanova University.

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