The General Services Administration (GSA) announced the 28 inaugural members of the GSA Acquisition Policy Federal Advisory Committee (GAP FAC), which will advise GSA Administrator Robin Carnahan on emerging acquisition issues, challenges, and opportunities.

The members – chosen from a pool of more than 100 candidates – were announced at the committee’s first public meeting on Sept. 22.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Federal Advisory Committee Act than by launching this advisory committee, which will help guide acquisition policy of the world’s largest buyer, the U.S. government,” Carnahan said in her welcoming remarks to the new members.

“GSA plays a leading role, through our Federal Acquisition Service,” Carnahan said. “It’s our responsibility to bring together top experts from around the country with practical, on-the-ground experience to help generate ideas for how we can improve the way government buys things and leverage the government’s buying power to advance important policy goals.”

GSA announced its intent to launch the new committee in April, saying it will focus on addressing the climate crisis and increasing sustainability across the Federal government. The committee will advise GSA on acquisition tools and authorities to target sustainability initiatives.

GAP FAC comprises a cross-section of government and industry representatives, and operates in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.

The 28 inaugural members include:

  • Chairperson Troy Cribb, Partnership for Public Service
  • Co-Chairperson Cassius Butts, Global Leader Group
  • Jennie Romer, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Antonio Doss, Small Business Administration
  • Richard Beutel, George Mason University
  • Nigel Stephens, Phoenix Strategies, Inc.
  • Luke Bassis, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • David Malone, City of St. Petersburg, FL
  • Mark Hayden, State of New Mexico
  • Stacy Smedley, Building Transparency
  • David Wagger, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries
  • Anish Tilak, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Kimberly Wise White, American Chemistry Council
  • Gail Bassette, Bowie State University
  • Nicole Darnall, Arizona State University
  • Steven Schooner, George Washington University
  • Amlan Mukherjee, Michigan Technological University
  • Farad Ali, Asociar LLC
  • Mamie Mallory, Mallory & Associates LLC
  • Anne Rung, Varis LLC
  • Keith Tillage, Tillage Construction LLC
  • Clyde Thompson, GovStrive LLC
  • Deryl McKissack, McKissack & McKissack
  • Darryl Daniels, Jacobsen Daniels Assoc.
  • Susan Lorenz-Fisher, AmerisourceBergen Corporation
  • Kristin Seaver, General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Leslie Cordes, Ceres
  • Denise Bailey, Milligan Consulting, LLC
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