Starting Feb. 2, Susan Brita will be the new deputy administrator of the General Services Administration, FedLine has learned.
Brita is the staff director for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management. The subcommittee has oversight of GSA’s Public Building Service and federal real property management.
She replaces Barney Brasseux, a GSA career veteran, who recently retired.
This announcement fills one gap in the agency’s leadership team which has seen an unusual amount of turnover in recent weeks.
Just before Christmas, Stephen Leeds took over the role of acting administrator from Paul Prouty, who decided to return home to Colorado and to his career post as GSA’s Region 8 Public Building Service commissioner.
Earlier this month, Danielle Germain, the agency’s chief of staff, resigned to head up the Collaboration Project at the National Academy of Public Administration. In making the move, Germain said the hold Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., has maintained on Martha Johnson’s confirmation to lead GSA was a factor in her decision. Bond’s hold on the final approval of Johnson’s nomination means the agency has been without a permanent administrator since 2008.