Dan Tangherlini will step down as head of the General Services Administration next month.
In a message to GSA staff, Tangherlini praised employees for their work to introduce new technologies, smarter acquisition platforms and innovative workspaces at the agency. Tangherlini came to GSA from the Treasury Department in the wake of a conference spending scandal that led to the 2012 resignation of former Administrator Martha Johnson. At Treasury, he served as assistant secretary for management, chief financial officer, and chief performance officer
“Much has changed at GSA since I arrived here in April of 2012 as a result of your hard work, Tangherlini said in his message. “Today, GSA is stronger, more efficient, and better able to serve our partner agencies and the American people.”
Tangherlini’s last day is Feb. 13. Deputy Administrator Denise Turner Roth will serve as acting administrator until President Barack Obama names a replacement.