Paul F. Prouty was appointed acting
administrator of General Services effective Jan. 21, 2009.
As acting administrator, Prouty presides over the
leading acquisition agency for the federal government. He is responsible
for the management of more than one-fourth of the government’s total
procurement dollars and influences the management of $500 billion in assets,
including 8,600 government-owned or leased buildings. He is the steward of
more than 425 historic properties and 208,000 vehicles.
Before becoming acting administrator, Prouty
served as acting regional administrator for the GSA’s Rocky Mountain
Region. Before assuming leadership of the region, he served as assistant
regional administrator for the Regional Public Buildings Service. He
joined the U.S. General Services Administration in 1971. He began his
career in the real estate intern program in Denver and worked to become
director of the Real Estate Division in 1988. He was also the assistant
regional administrator for Public Buildings Service in the New England Region.
Prouty received the GSA Distinguished Service
Award in 1987 and 1998, and was named Outstanding Federal Executive by the
Greater Boston Federal Executive Board in 1997. He also received the
Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in 2000.
Prouty has a bachelor of science degree and a
master of business administration degree from the University of Colorado.
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