Meet the New GSA Administrator
April 2, 2012
In the aftermath of the announcement that General Services Administration chief Martha Johnson had resigned Monday, GSA confirmed she would be replaced by Daniel M. Tangherlini as acting administrator, currently the assistant secretary of the Treasury for management and the department's chief financial officer.
Tangherlini has been with the Obama administration since July 2009, when he was confirmed by the Senate. According to his official bio, in that role, he is the primary policy adviser on the development and execution of budget and performance plans for the department.
Prior to his service at Treasury, Tangherlini was city administrator and deputy mayor of the District of Columbia during the administration of Mayor Adrian Fenty. During Tangherlini's tenure, Mike DeBonis of the Washington City Paper wrote, "his team of young bright-eyed analysts, armed with spreadsheets, budget books, and CapStats, pushed agencies to fulfill Fenty's do-it-now style of governance."