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Laura Stanton Named Acting Assistant Commissioner for GSA’s IT Category

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Laura Stanton
Laura Stanton

Laura Stanton, deputy assistant commissioner for the information technology category at the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service, will serve as acting assistant commissioner of ITC in June, Federal News Network reported Monday.

She will take over the responsibilities of Bill Zielinski, who will step down from his role on June 5 after three decades of federal service to serve as a chief information officer of a large city on the west coast. Prior to GSA, Zielinski held leadership positions at the Office of Management and Budget, Social Security Administration and the Office of Personnel Management.

Stanton has been with GSA for over two decades and has been overseeing category management and e-commerce platform programs. She previously led the development of an acquisition gateway for vendors and agencies.

Vera Ashworth, a vice president at CGI Federal, will join GSA on May 26 to serve as deputy assistant commissioner for ITC. Her government career included time at the Environmental Protection Agency.