Denise Turner RothÂ has received confirmation from the Senate as the new administrator of the General Services AdministrationÂ six months after she assumed the role of acting administrator.
GSA said ThursdayÂ her confirmation also follows aÂ hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs in which she spoke of her plans for the agency.
“My vision moving forward is for the agency to be a proactive federal partner for government, and an economic catalyst for local communities, while also continuing our efforts to drive operational excellence,” Roth said.
President Barack Obama submitted her nameÂ as the White House nominee for the full-time GSA administrator position in May.
Roth previously served as deputy administrator at GSA, where she worked on consolidating the agency’s information technology, administrative, financial and human resources operations.
She has held several positions in the public sector, including as public space manager with the District of Columbia Department of Transportation, city manager ofÂ Greensboro in North Carolina and various staff leadership roles in the offices of some local government officials.