Federal Supply Service chief retiring
- By Diane Frank
- Aug 04, 2000
Frank Pugliese, commissioner of the General Services Administration's Federal
Supply Service, announced on Thursday his retirement to the private sector
after 28 years with GSA.
Donna Bennett, Pugliese's deputy, has been named to replace him in the top
Pugliese served as FSS commissioner since 1994, bringing the organization
through the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996 when its schedules contracts went
from being mandatory to non-mandatory sources of products and services for
Despite the increased competition, sales on the FSS information technology
schedules in the past two years jumped from just more than $5 billion in
fiscal 1998 to more than $7.8 billion in fiscal 1999. FSS has also enhanced
is offerings by adding the GSA Advantage e-commerce site as an online procurement
vehicle for federal customers.
According to a notice sent to FSS employees, Pugliese will become president
and chief executive officer of Provant Inc., a provider of performance improvement
training services and products. He will begin his new position this September.
Bennett, who will take over as commissioner Sept. 4, has been deputy since
July 1994. She started at GSA in 1983 has head of the governmentwide travel