GSA CIO departs for private sector

2012_08_caseycoleman Former GSA CIO Casey Coleman. (Photo: FedScoop/David Stegon)

Editor’s note: Original story has been updated with additional comments and information.

Casey Coleman, who has been serving as chief information officer at the General Services Administration since 2007, has been named client executive vice president at AT&T Government Solutions, according to a Jan. 7 company announcement.


The technology industry is familiar territory for Coleman, as she began her career at Lockheed Martin Corporation. Before coming to GSA, she worked in consulting, sales and management roles at several tech startups.

Coleman has also previously served as CIO for GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service and Federal Technology Service.

In her most recent role as CIO, Coleman was responsible for managing a multimillion-dollar IT program and overseeing and implementing IT acquisition throughout the agency. While at GSA, she worked on infrastructure consolidation and standardization program that improved information security and efficiency and cut costs for the agency.

“Advances in cloud, mobility, big data and security present federal organizations with a new world of opportunities,” Coleman said in the AT&T release. “I am thrilled to join AT&T Government Solutions and look forward to helping federal customers achieve their mission in innovative, strategic ways by combining AT&T’s impressive solutions portfolio with my many years of experience in the federal IT sector.”

“Casey is a recognized innovator and federal government leader, who has helped make GSA a pioneer in the digital world, “ GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said in a letter to employees obtained by FedScoop. “Under her leadership, GSA has achieved several ‘firsts’ for the government in mobility, cloud computing, social media and collaboration initiatives, which reduced costs, improved productivity and improved our ability to deliver services to our federal partners and the American people.”


GSA is also losing Deputy Administrator Susan Brita, who will be replaced by Denise Turner Roth on March 14, Tangherlini announced. Coleman’s replacement will be Sonny Hashmi, who will serve as acting CIO. Hashmi has been the agency’s deputy CIO and chief technology officer since 2011.

In June 2013, Coleman shared career advice and her path in government with FedScoopTV, and in August she also discussed women in tech with FedScoop’s Colby Hochmuth.

Coleman has a bachelor’s in computer science from Texas A&M University and a master’s in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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