The Biden Administration has announced new GSA officials with a mix of Obama veterans and public/private sector expertise. The team will be spearheading four key priorities of the Biden Administration including COVID relief, economic recovery, racial equity, and climate.
Of the appointments, Katy Kale, former Assistant to the President for Management and Administration under President Obama and GSA Chief of Staff, has been named as the Deputy Administrator and will serve as the Acting Administrator.
Sonny Hashmi, former Chief Information Officer of GSA, will be the Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner.
Dave Zvenyach, who was an Assistant Commissioner and Executive Director of 18F, will be the Director of Technology Transformation Services within the Federal Acquisition Service.
Brett Prather, former Associate Administrator for the Office of Strategic Communication and Deputy Associate Administrator for Policy in the Office of Congressional & Intergovernmental Affairs at GSA, will be serving as the Chief of Staff.
Sonal Larsen, formerly a national advisor for an innovative mayoral level partnership and a former official at both the White House Council of Environmental Quality and at the Department of Energy, will play a role as senior advisor on Climate.
Jacky Chang, former USDS lead for Products, will serve as a senior advisor on technology.