President Obama on Wednesday said he is naming acting General Services Administration head Dan Tangherlini to take the post permanently, and to continue the reforms he has led since the agency was tarnished by the 2012 scandal over lavish spending a Las Vegas training conference.
“As acting director, Dan helped restore the trust of the American people in the General Services Administration by making the agency more efficient, accountable and transparent,” Obama said in a statement. “I want to thank Dan for his leadership over the past year and for agreeing to continue serving in the administration.”
Tangherlini previously served as chief financial officer at the Treasury Department and assistant secretary for management from 2009 to 2012. Before that, he was District of Columbia city administrator and deputy mayor from 2006 to 2009.
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