Region 2 Leadership

Regional Administrator (Acting) — Northeast and Caribbean Region

Michael Gelber

Regional Commissioner — Federal Acquisition Service

Jeffrey Lau

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Jeff Lau

Jeffrey Lau is the Regional Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service for the U.S. General Services Administration's Northeast and Caribbean Region.

He is responsible for providing leadership and oversight to four FAS portfolios representing over 120 employees and approximately $2 billion in revenue annually across a diverse mix of product and service offerings. These portfolios provide procurement and contract solutions to federal customers as well as state and local agencies. Mr. Lau is also the Executive Sponsor for the Commercial Platforms Initiative, FAS’ Process Automation Center and the agency’s Asian American Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Affinity Group.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Lau served as the Deputy Regional Commissioner for Region 2, leading special projects and developing strategies in the area of human capital and employee engagement. He also held various advisory and management positions in the National Administrative Services and Office Supply Center. Mr. Lau began his career with the General Services Administration in 2004 as a Contract Specialist under the Outstanding Scholars Program.

Mr. Lau earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance from St. John’s University.

Regional Commissioner — Public Buildings Service

Michael Gelber

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Michael Gelber

Michael Gelber became Regional Commissioner of the Public Buildings Service for the U.S. General Services Administration's Northeast and Caribbean Region on Aug. 12, 2019.

Mr. Gelber is responsible for leadership and oversight of more than 390 Federal employees, a real estate portfolio of more than 70 federally owned facilities, and 22 million square feet of Government-owned and leased space throughout northern New Jersey, New York, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Prior to his current position, Mr. Gelber served as the Deputy Commissioner of GSA’s Public Buildings Service for six years. In that role he was the Service's Chief Operating Officer, helping to oversee the work of over 5,000 Federal employees and an annual budget in excess of $10 billion.

His other previous senior leadership positions included GSA’s Regional Commissioner for the Federal Acquisition Service in the Pacific Rim Region (based in San Francisco, California), the Federal Acquisition Service Regional Commissioner in the Northwest/Arctic Region (based in Auburn, Washington), as well as Deputy Regional Administrator, Assistant Regional Administrator and Deputy Regional Commissioner in the Great Lakes Region (based in Chicago, Illinois). He began his GSA career in 1988 as a Project Manager and Facilities Planner.

Mr. Gelber became a member of the Senior Executive Service in 2009. In 2016, he earned the Presidential Rank Award of distinguished executive. Mr. Gelber is a graduate of Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in history, and he attended the University of Chicago.

Last Reviewed: 2023-01-20