Carnahan to receive Biden nomination to lead GSA

Former Missouri Secretary of State, Robin Carnahan, will be nominated by President Biden to lead the General Services Administration. Her nomination for the role will require approval from the U.S. Senate. If approved, Carnahan would oversee management of government property and office space.

President Biden said he’ll nominate former Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan to lead his General Services Administration, the agency that manages the government’s property and office space.

A White House release touted Carnahan’s credentials, including her founding and leading from 2016 to 2020 of the state and local government practice at 18F, a tech consultancy inside the GSA. It said while there, she helped federal, state and local governments “improve customer facing digital services and cut costs.”

Prior to that, she worked for Albright Stonebridge Group, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s Washington, D.C., consulting firm, and St. Louis-based LaunchCode, a nonprofit that provides a tech education and apprenticeship program in multiple locations, including Kansas City. Carnahan also was a senior fellow at the University of Chicago.

Carnahan “is a nationally recognized government technology leader and in 2017 was named one of the federal government’s ‘Top Women in Tech,'” the White House said in a news release.

Carnahan was Missouri secretary of state from 2005 to 2013. In 2010, she lost a bid for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat to Roy Blunt. Her nomination to lead the GSA would have to be approved by the U.S. Senate.