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GSA Names Acting Commissioner of Public Buildings

Deputy Commissioner Anthony Costa to take the Helm

GSA #10175

July 21, 2005
Contact: MaryAnne Beatty (202) 501-1231

Washington, DC – U.S. General Services Administrator Stephen A. Perry today announced the appointment of Anthony Costa as Acting Commissioner of the agency’s Public Buildings Service (PBS).

Mr. Costa will take the helm at PBS on August 1 with the departure of current Commissioner F. Joseph Moravec, who announced his resignation on June 28 after four years in the job.

“Tony’s achievements and extensive experience in PBS and in the Federal real estate industry have earned high regard among our Federal agency customers and throughout GSA, said Perry.”  He has my full confidence and I look forward to working with him as he serves in the Acting Commissioner role.”

Anthony Costa began his career at GSA as a Presidential Management Intern and has more than 20 years experience with the agency serving in various positions including PBS Chief of Staff and Assistant Regional Administrator for GSA’s National Capital Region, where he was responsible for the daily operation of over 86 million square feet of space in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area.  In September 2004, he returned to GSA Headquarters to assume the position of PBS Deputy Commissioner.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Bucknell University and a Masters of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Mr. Costa was recently awarded the 2004 Presidential Rank Award of Distinguished Executive by President George W. Bush. 

Mr. Costa said, "I am honored to serve as Acting Commissioner of GSA's Public Buildings Service.  I look forward to working with GSA's management team to continue to advance our mission of providing a quality workplace for federal workers at best value to the American taxpayer."

GSA’s Public Buildings Service is the real estate arm of the federal government and oversees an inventory of more than 345 million square feet of workspace for a million federal employees in 2,000 American communities.  This comprises more than 1,600 government-owned buildings, or approximately 55 percent of GSA’s total inventory.  The remaining 45 percent is in privately-owned leased facilities.

GSA is a centralized, federal procurement, property management, policy development and information provision agency, created by Congress to improve government efficiency and help federal agencies better serve the public.  In this role, GSA acquires products and services on behalf of federal agencies; plays a key role in developing and implementing government-wide policies; provides services and solutions for the office operations of more than one million federal workers; and encourages a citizen-centric relationship with government by providing a single “point of entry” to the information and services citizens need in a timeframe they can appreciate.  This allows citizens to receive accurate, timely and consistent answers and information, and helps federal agencies better respond to citizen inquiries.

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