Senate confirms new GSA chief
- By FederalSoup Staff
- Aug 06, 2015
The Senate on Aug. 5 confirmed Denise Turner Roth as administrator of the General Services Administration.
Roth, who was nominated for the post in May by President Obama, has been serving as acting administrator of the agency since Dan Tangherlini stepped down from the position in February. Roth joined GSA in March 2014 to become deputy administrator. Prior to that, she served as city manager of Greensboro, N.C.
Roth's confirmation comes a week after her approval by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), ranking member of the committee, applauded the Senate vote.
"When former Administrator Dan Tangherlini left the agency earlier this year, he left some big shoes to fill," Carper said in a statement. "Fortunately, though, Denise Turner Roth stepped up to the plate. During her service as deputy administrator and acting administrator, Ms. Roth has demonstrated her ability to take on a difficult and demanding job, and her commitment to lead GSA with the efficiency and effectiveness it deserves.
"I believe Ms. Roth will carry on with Dan Tangherlini’ s legacy of a pragmatic, forward-thinking approach to finding solutions to problems," he said.