GSA's Webster to Head FAS Office for Travel, Motor Vehicles, Card Services
September 13, 2007
Contact: Deborah K. Ruiz, (202) 501-1231
Washington – William F. Webster will become head of the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) Office of Travel, Motor Vehicles and Card Services on Sept. 16, FAS Commissioner James A. Williams announced today. FAS is the procurement arm of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).
"Bill’s training and experience will be invaluable to GSA as we work to increase business opportunities in this area," Commissioner Williams said. "With his experience in the U.S., Central America and abroad, he brings a valuable global perspective to this important business division of FAS."
In his new role as Assistant Commissioner for Travel, Motor Vehicles and Card Services, Mr. Webster will oversee the procurement and delivery of $29.3 billion worth of travel, motor vehicles and purchase card services. Among his responsibilities: The Airline City Pair program, valued at $2 billion; GSA SmartPay® purchase, travel, and fleet cards, valued at $26 billion; vehicle purchases of $1.3 billion; and the leasing of 208,000 motor vehicles to federal agencies.
Mr. Webster has served as the Director of GSA Fleet since 1998, overseeing GSA vehicle services in the U.S., Europe, and Central America. He has been with GSA for most of his career and has served in a variety of positions, including Deputy Executive Director for GSA’s Public Buildings Service and several leadership positions in divisions within the former Federal Supply Service, including Customer Service, Logistics, Procurement, Property Management and Financial Management.
Prior to his arrival at GSA, Mr. Webster was the owner of TEK Builders Corp., managing all aspects of construction and remodeling of residential homes. Additionally, he was an adjunct associate professor at the University of the District of Columbia, teaching finance and accounting. During his career, Mr. Webster has been recognized with numerous awards for outstanding and special service, including an Administrator’s Honor Award at GSA in 2004.
A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Webster attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1973 and a master’s degree in business administration in 1975.
Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government’s total procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 208,000 vehicles. GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 425 historic properties, and as manager of USA.gov, the official portal to federal government information and services. GSA’s mission to provide superior workplaces, expert technology solutions, acquisition services, purchasing and E-Gov travel solutions and management policies, at best value, allows federal agencies to focus on their core missions.
Did You Know? GSA recently added 55 hybrid sedans to the 24,000 alternative fuel vehicles purchased for federal customers this year.