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GSAs Loewentritt Appointed Deputy General Counsel

GSA #10454

DATE: February 22, 2008          
Contact: Steve Hoffman, (202) 219-1805
steven.hoffman@gsa.gov

WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Services Administration today announced the appointment of Lennard Loewentritt as GSA Deputy General Counsel.  Mr. Loewentritt’s appointment is effective as of March 2, 2008.  Mr. Loewentritt will also continue as Acting General Counsel.

“We’re proud to announce this appointment,” said GSA Administrator Lurita Doan. “Lenny’s leadership skills and institutional knowledge have been invaluable to me and to all leaders at GSA. Under his guidance, I’m certain the Office of General Counsel will continue to provide timely and insightful advice that will help us achieve our mission of service for the American people.“

Mr. Loewentritt has served in various capacities in the Office of General Counsel for more than 35 years. As Acting General Counsel, he has been responsible for providing all legal services to components of the agency including the Federal Acquisition Service, Public Buildings Service, and the Office of Governmentwide Policy.

“I am greatly honored to be appointed to the position of Deputy General Counsel and I look forward to providing support to the Administrator and to other GSA officials to accomplish GSA’s mission,” said Loewentritt.

Mr. Loewentritt began his career at GSA as a law clerk in 1972 and has served his entire career at the agency, providing legal service to all components of GSA. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a jurist doctorate from American University.

The Office of General Counsel provides all legal services to the agency and is responsible for legally sound implementation of GSA's mission responsibilities nationwide.

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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 8,300 government-owned or leased buildings and 205,000 vehicles.  GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 420 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? Roughly 12,000 GSA associates support over one million federal workers located in 8,300 government-owned and leased buildings nationwide.


Lenard Loewentritt