GSA Announces Inaugural Acquisition Policy Advisory Committee Members

September 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced at the GSA Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee’s (GAP FAC) first public meeting the 28 inaugural members selected from a candidate field of more than 100 highly experienced and knowledgeable experts to serve as its advisors. The GAP FAC will advise the GSA Administrator on emerging acquisition issues, challenges, and opportunities to support its role as America’s buyer.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Federal Advisory Committee Act than by launching this advisory committee, which will help guide acquisition policy of the world’s largest buyer, the U.S. government,” said GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan in her welcoming remarks to the new members. “GSA plays a leading role, through our Federal Acquisition Service. It’s our responsibility to bring together top experts from around the country with practical, on-the-ground experience to help generate ideas for how we can improve the way government buys things and leverage the government’s buying power to advance important policy goals.”

The Committee charged itself today with an initial focus on driving regulatory, policy, and process changes to embed climate and sustainability considerations in federal acquisition. This includes recommending steps GSA can take to support its workforce and industry partners in ensuring climate and sustainability issues are fully considered in the acquisition process.

“We are grateful that these highly experienced and knowledgeable experts have agreed to volunteer their time and talents to help us,” said Office of Government-wide Policy Associate Administrator Krystal J. Brumfield, who also serves as the agency’s Chief Acquisition Officer. “I look forward to their recommendations for acquisition policy that advance GSA’s mission as America’s buyer, an acquisition workforce that is ready for the future, and a domestic supplier base incentivized to supply innovative offerings to the federal government.”

The Committee members and their organizational affiliations are:

Committee Membership

Member

Organization

Chairperson

Troy Cribb

Partnership for Public Service

Co-Chairperson

Cassius Butts

Global Leader Group

Federal

Jennie Romer

Environmental Protection Agency

Antonio Doss

Small Business Administration

Non-Federal

Richard Beutel

George Mason University

Nigel Stephens

Phoenix Strategies, Inc.

Luke Bassis

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

David Malone

City of St. Petersburg, FL

Mark Hayden

State of New Mexico

Stacy Smedley

Building Transparency

Dr. David Wagger

Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries

Anish Tilak

Rocky Mountain Institute

Dr. Kimberly Wise White

American Chemistry Council

C. Gail Bassette

Bowie State University

Nicole Darnall

Arizona State University

Steven Schooner

George Washington University

Amlan Mukherjee

Michigan Technological University

Farad Ali

Asociar LLC

Mamie Mallory

Mallory & Associates LLC

Anne Rung

Varis LLC

Keith Tillage

Tillage Construction LLC

Clyde Thompson

GovStrive LLC

Deryl Mckissack

Mckissack & Mckissack

Darryl Daniels

Jacobsen Daniels Assoc.

Susan Lorenz-Fisher

AmerisourceBergen Corporation

Kristin Seaver

General Dynamics Information Technology

Leslie Cordes

Ceres

Denise Bailey

Milligan Consulting, LLC

Earlier this year, GSA announced its intent to launch the Committee and received over 100 nominations in response. GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy vetted the candidates and built the esteemed Committee whose members include representatives from industry, including small businesses; federal, state, and local governments; industry associations; and academia.

The GAP FAC will operate in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Consistent with FACA and its requirements, each meeting of the GAP FAC will be open to the public unless otherwise notified, in accordance with the Government in the Sunshine Act, and those meetings will be fully accessible to individuals with disabilities.

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About GSA: GSA provides centralized procurement for the federal government, managing a nationwide real estate portfolio of nearly 370 million rentable square feet and overseeing approximately $75 billion in annual contracts. GSA’s mission is to deliver value and savings in real estate, acquisition, technology, and other mission-support services across government, in support of the Biden-Harris Administration’s priorities. For more information, visit GSA.gov and follow us at @USGSA.

About FACA: The Federal Advisory Committee Act was enacted in 1972 to ensure that advice by the various advisory committees formed over the years is objective and accessible to the public. Federal advisory committees are guided by these statutes and regulations.

Last Reviewed: 2022-09-22