Dan M. Tangherlini was appointed acting Administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) on April 3, 2012, and serves a vital role in President Barack Obama's agenda to build a more sustainable, responsible and effective government for the American people. GSA is responsible for improving the government's workplace by managing assets, delivering maximum value in acquisitions, preserving historic property, and implementing technology solutions. He has announced his plans to step down on Feb. 13, 2015.
Throughout his career, Mr. Tangherlini has been recognized for fiscal and management leadership. Before joining GSA, Tangherlini was confirmed by the United States Senate in 2009 to serve as Treasury's Assistant Secretary for Management, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Performance Officer. In these roles, Tangherlini served as the principal policy advisor on the development and execution of the budget and performance plans for Treasury and the internal management of the Treasury and its bureaus. Tangherlini also served as the agency's Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization.
From 2006 to 2009, Tangherlini also served as Washington, DC's City Administrator and Deputy Mayor. His responsibilities included managing the day-to-day operations, budget development and performance management of District agencies. Tangherlini also served as the Director of the District of Columbia Department of Transportation (DDOT) from June 2000 to February 2006.
Prior to his appointment as City Administrator, Tangherlini served as the Interim General Manager of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Tangherlini also served the District of Columbia as Chief Financial Officer of the Metropolitan Police Department from November 1998 to May 2000.
Before joining the District government, Tangherlini worked in the Policy Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation and in a variety of capacities during six years of service with the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President.
Tangherlini received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Public Policy Studies from the University of Chicago and his Master's degree in Business Administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.