Denise L. Pease Named Regional Administrator for the Northeast and Caribbean Region
September 3, 2010
Contact: Sahar Wali, (202) 577-3559
WASHINGTON — GSA today announced the appointment of Denise L. Pease to serve as the Regional Administrator of GSA’s Northeast and Caribbean Region effective September 13, 2010.
As the Region 2 Regional Administrator, Pease will oversee GSA’s work in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In this role, Pease will be responsible for nearly 450 federal buildings, and the acquisition and management of federal information technology systems, vehicles, supplies, and equipment.
“Denise is recognized as a dedicated and insightful leader, and as a thoughtful and thorough policy strategist. Thanks to her considerable talents, I am confident that she will be an asset to our leadership team as we work to accomplish the important work given to GSA by the Administration,” said Martha N. Johnson, Administrator of General Services.
Pease most recently served as Assistant Comptroller of Commercial Banking for New York Comptroller William Thompson. In that capacity, she was the liaison between New York City’s banking and financial community and the city leadership.
Prior to joining the Comptroller’s office, Pease served as Deputy Superintendent of Banks for New York State, one of the country’s senior financial regulatory positions, and she has been instrumental in developing financial literacy consumer education programs. Pease is a nationally recognized voice on consumer education, community development, and the financial industry.
In 1995, Pease was in a car accident that caused severe trauma to her brain, and she was later diagnosed with epilepsy. After a five year struggle to diagnose and recover from the effects of the accident, Pease became a national advocate and champion for persons with disabilities.
Pease received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, was a National Urban Fellow, and a Charles H. Revson Fellow on the Future of New York at Columbia University.
GSA provides a centralized delivery system of products and services to the federal government, leveraging its enormous buying power to get the best value for taxpayers.
Founded in 1949, GSA manages more than 11 percent of the government’s total procurement dollars and $30 billion in federal assets, including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings and 213,000 vehicles.
GSA helps preserve our past and define our future, as a steward of more than 480 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.