GSA Names Acting Chief Acquisition Officer
U.S. General Services (GSA) Administrator Lurita Doan announced that Vince
Warrick, Associate Administrator for the Office of Performance Improvement (OPI),
will begin serving immediately as GSA’s Acting Chief Acquisition Officer
quot;We are working hard to successfully implement major performance initiatives
throughout all areas of GSA,quot; Administrator Doan said. quot;The skills,
knowledge, and energy that Vince has already demonstrated as head of the Office
of Performance Improvement give me great confidence in his ability to successfully
lead the Office of the CAO.quot;
According to Warrick, who joined GSA on November 8, 2006, quot;GSA is the
government’s premier acquisition agency.quot;
Warrick said, quot;I welcome this opportunity to help strengthen our contracting
division and, by extension, provide improved service to our federal clients
and the American taxpayers.quot;
Warrick succeeds former CAO Emily Murphy, who has left GSA for the private
sector. Murphy served nearly two years as GSA’s first CAO.
Warrick came to GSA from the Harbour Group, a successful operating firm that
acquires and builds companies. Over the last few years, his skills and leadership
helped add substantial value to several of its portfolio holdings.
A native of Chattanooga, TN, Warrick attended the United States Military Academy
and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received a master’s
degree in public administration from Cornell University in 1991.