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New Leadership Announcements in PBS Mid-Atlantic: Al Torjman, Dale Anderson, and Libby Baumann

Al Torjman as New Design and Construction Division Director

Mid-Atlantic PBS is pleased to announce Al Torjman as the new Director of our Design and Construction Division.  The Division provides architectural, engineering, and space planning expertise to support the delivery of regional construction, repair, and alteration projects.

Al came to GSA in 1986 as a Civil Engineer in the PBS Design and Construction Division.  He has served the Mid-Atlantic Region in a variety of project management, realty, budget, and portfolio roles throughout the organization since 1986.  Prior to his current position, Al served from 2011 until 2015 as Director of Real Estate Acquisition.

Al commented on his new role as Director saying, "I am excited to be able to continue to work on GSA projects and initiatives in support of our customers, and to return to the Design and Construction organization where I started my GSA career, reconnecting with people I worked with in the past and the opportunity to work with new people."

Al is a 1978 graduate of Drexel University with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.

Dale Anderson as New Real Estate Acquisition Division Director

Mid-Atlantic PBS is happy to announce Dale Anderson as the new Director of our Real Estate Acquisition Division (Leasing).  As Director, Dale provides real estate policy guidance, oversight, and support to Regional PBS organizations in connection with the acquisition of real estate, and interest in real estate by purchase, lease condemnation, or otherwise.

Dale Anderson returns to the Mid-Atlantic Region after serving GSA across the nation in various leadership roles.  Most recent experiences include his role as the Acting Public Buildings Service (PBS) Regional Commissioner for GSA’s Southeast Sunbelt Region in Atlanta as well as in the Northwest/Arctic Region in Washington State.  

Prior to his national leadership roles, Dale served the Mid-Atlantic Region in a variety of roles in portfolio and realty.  He also gained valuable business insight from a previous Senate Appropriations Detail.

Dale is a Certified Project Management Professional and a 2003 graduate of the GSA Executive Leadership Program.  He attended Marshall University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance and economics, as well as a master’s degree in business administration.

On his return to the Mid-Atlantic Region, Dale says, “I’m glad to be back in Philadelphia and I’m looking forward to continuing my work with our Mid-Atlantic Region clients, providing them with real estate expertise from our team of Realty Specialists.”

Libby Baumann as New Chief of Staff to the Regional Commissioner

Mid-Atlantic PBS is pleased to announce Libby Baumann as the new Chief of Staff to the PBS Regional Commissioner, Joanna Rosato.  This is a newly formed position for us in the PBS Mid-Atlantic Region, and Libby will develop this position to manage logistical oversight of varied tasks such as managing the Regional Commissioner’s (RC) office, and facilitate planning, strategy and leadership direction for the RC and the Region’s PBS Management team.

Libby came to GSA in 1982 and provided staff architect services through 1987.  She has held a variety of project management, realty services, information technology, and finance positions within the Mid-Atlantic Region over the years.  Her experiences expanded to the national level in the Office of Business Performance where she participated in the development of goals, plans and strategies related to national policy and practice.  Prior to her current position, Libby served as Director of Design and Construction.

Her experience managing both customer-facing and staff divisions is an asset in this role.  Libby says, “I'm very excited about this new assignment.  I value the opportunity to work closely with Joanna and the Division Directors, honing the strategy that supports great service delivery to our clients.”

Libby graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1981 with a degree in architecture and became a professionally registered architect in 1987.

This article is part of the Summer 2015 issue of the FOCUS newsletter. Please visit the Focus Newsletter page to read our newsletter. To subscribe to FOCUS, complete the online subscription form.


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