USGBC Greenbuild 2010 Speaker Honorable Martha N. Johnson

Martha N. Johnson

Martha N. Johnson was appointed Administrator of General Services on February 7, 2010. As Administrator, Johnson presides over the nation’s premier federal acquisition and procurement agency. GSA leverages the buying power of the federal government to secure, in the most cost-effective, transparent, and sustainable manner possible, the goods, services, and real property that the civilian federal government needs to operate.

In addition, GSA develops government wide regulations and policies that encourage agencies to use the best, most efficient management practices and serves as a gateway for citizens to directly access the full breadth of government services and information.

Johnson brings to GSA a combination of experience and record of leadership in both the public and private sectors. Most recently, Johnson served as co-lead for the Obama Presidential Transition Agency Review Team for GSA. She served as GSA Chief of Staff from 1996 to 2001, under then-Administrator David Barram. From 1993 to 1996, she was Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Commerce. Under the Clinton Administration, Johnson also served in the Office of Presidential Personnel.

Since 2007, Johnson has served as Vice President of Culture at Computer Sciences Corporation, helping to direct a change in corporate culture within the 90,000-person organization. Previously, she was Vice President at SRA International, managing a strategic consulting group that served federal clients.

Johnson received her bachelor of arts degree from Oberlin College and master of business administration from Yale University.