Casey Coleman, GSA's CIO, is leaving the agency for the private sector. (Sheila Vemmer/staff / Army Times Publishing Co.)
General Services Administration CIO Casey Coleman will be stepping down soon to become the new client executive vice president at AT&T, according to a letter to employees from administrator Dan Tangherlini.
Sonny Hashmi, the deputy CIO, will serve as the acting CIO.
Tangherlini credited Coleman with several firsts at the agency, including its moves into mobility, cloud computing and social media and credited those efforts with saving the agency money in its operations.
“Her dedication, work ethic, and willingness to help her co-workers have made a difference in every corner of this agency,” Tangherlini said.
Deputy Administrator Susan Brita will also be retiring on March 14 after more than 30 years as a federal employee and legislative staff member.
“Her commitment to the highest standards of public service have helped strengthen this agency and will serve as an example for everyone who works here for years to come,” Tangherlini said in the letter.
She will be replaced by Denise Turner Roth, the city manager of Greensoboro, North Carolina, who has also worked for the Washington, D.C. government.
While city manager, she was able to streamline IT functions and develop a government council to better address the technology needs of the city and to make sure the government was aware of the latest technology, according to Tangherlini.
Kelly Olson, the director of strategic initiatives at GSA’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, will also be leaving to become the senior director at Government Executive Media Group and Defense One Events in charge of events business strategy.