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GSA Regional Administrator Pease Honored as One of 25 Influential Black Women in Business for 2014

March 31, 2014

The Network Journal Names GSA Regional Administrator Denise L. Pease One of 25 Influential Black Women in Business for 2014

NEW YORK, N.Y. (March, 2014) — Northeast and Caribbean Regional Administrator Denise L. Pease was recently honored as one of The Network Journal’s most influential black women in business during the publication’s 16th annual awards ceremony.

A monthly magazine dedicated to educating and empowering black professionals and small business owners, The Network Journal held its ceremony at the New York Marriott Marquis, awarding Regional Administrator Pease and 24 other women across the country representing executive leadership from fields as diverse as television, higher education, healthcare and finance.

“The women we are honoring this year are at the forefront of American leadership and symbolize the diversity and advancement that has occurred across industry lines,” states TNJ Publisher and CEO Aziz Gueye Adetimirin.

While the majority of the honorees represent a variety of private industries, Pease is the only one from federal government. Winners of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business” award were announced in the March 2014 edition of the magazine.

Appointed by President Barack Obama as regional administrator of GSA’s Northeast and Caribbean Region, Pease oversees the federal government’s real estate portfolio, procurement of goods and services, and information technology for New York, northern New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. GSA’s Northeast and Caribbean Region has about 675 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $649 million. The region has a real estate portfolio that includes 62 government-owned buildings and leased space in 415 commercial buildings. Real estate revenues supporting building operations and lease costs are $865 million. The region also manages a fleet of 12,300 vehicles, including 7,122 alternative fuel vehicles.

Prior to joining GSA, Pease served the city of New York as the assistant comptroller of commercial banking in the Office of the New York Comptroller. In this capacity, she was the comptroller's senior liaison to New York City's diverse banking community and advised him on banking, consumer, and economic development issues that affected residents and the financial services industry. Pease also represented the comptroller on the New York City Banking Commission. Pease is also a former deputy superintendent of banks for New York State, in charge of the Consumer Services Division.

Pease is an alumna of Columbia University School of General Studies and holds a Bachelor of Arts in American history and biology. She was also a Charles H. Revson fellow at Columbia and a National Urban fellow at the Bernard M. Baruch Graduate School of Public Administration, and has studied executive management at the European Institute of Business Administration, Paris.


About The Network Journal
Founded in 1993, The Network Journal (TNJ) is an award-winning magazine published quarterly. It provides news and commentaries on issues that affect the growth of business and the advancement of professionals in the workplace for an audience of predominantly African-American professionals, corporate executives and small-business owners. Engaging more than 98,325 readers per issue, TNJ is distributed nationwide, with a focus on the New York tri-state area, while its sister daily publication at reaches a global audience. For more information call 212-962-3791, or visit the Web site at For more information call 212-962-3791, or visit the web site:

About GSA
The mission of GSA is to deliver best value in real estate, acquisition and technology services to government and the American people. The agency delivers this commitment through six priority areas that include: delivering better value and savings; serving our partners; expanding opportunities for small businesses; creating a more sustainable government; leading with innovation; and building a stronger GSA.

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