Prouty Selected as GSA Acting Administrator

The White House named Paul F. Prouty as acting Administrator for General Services Administration in January 2009.

“I am honored to serve at this historic moment in our nation’s history,” Prouty said then. “President Obama has outlined an ambitious agenda that GSA can help advance thanks to our role as the federal government’s landlord and best value supplier of goods and services to our client agencies.”

As GSA’s chief executive, Prouty oversaw agencywide operations for the Federal Acquisition Service, the Public Buildings Service, and various staff offices, including the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Additionally, 11 regional offices extend GSA’s outreach to federal customers nationwide.

Prouty’s extensive government and business background includes his tenure as assistant regional administrator within the Public Buildings Service in GSA’s Rocky Mountain Region and acting administrator for GSA. Prouty joined GSA in 1971 as a real estate intern in Denver, Colo., eventually working to become director of the Real Estate Division in 1988.

Prouty received the GSA Distinguished Service Award in 1987 and 1998, and was named the Outstanding Federal Executive by the Greater Boston Federal Executive Board in 1997. In 2000, he received the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award. Prouty holds undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Colorado.

Prouty currently serves as regional commissioner for PBS in the Rocky Mountain Region.

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