Region 2 Leadership
Regional Administrator (Acting) — Northeast and Caribbean Region
Regional Commissioner — Federal Acquisition Service
Jeff Lau was appointed the Regional Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service for the U.S. General Services Administration's Northeast and Caribbean Region on April 30, 2018.
He provides leadership and oversight to four FAS portfolios, representing over 120 employees and approximately $2 billion in annual revenue. These portfolios provide procurement and contracting solutions to numerous federal customers and state and local agencies.
In 2004, Mr. Lau began his career with GSA as a contract specialist in the Northeast and Caribbean Region under the former Outstanding Scholar Program. He subsequently held management positions in the region’s National Administrative Services and Office Supplies Center, before being named Special Advisor to the FAS Regional Commissioner. In April 2011, he was named the region’s FAS Deputy Regional Commissioner. From Sept. 29, 2017 through Feb. 11, 2018, Mr. Lau also served as the region’s Acting Regional Administrator.
Mr. Lau holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from St. John’s University. He resides in Queens, New York, with his wife and their three children.
Regional Commissioner — Public Buildings Service
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.