FTS' Mary Whitley retires

Mary Whitley, assistant commissioner for customer relationship service and sales for the General Services Administration's Federal Technology Service, retired this month after more than 20 years in government.

She has accepted a position with Unisys Corp. as a managing partner for defense in the company's global infrastructure services sector. Deputy assistant commissioner for CRM and sales Mary Davie has taken over for Whitley on an interim basis.

Before retiring, Whitley helped usher in the new relationship between FTS and the Federal Supply Service. (Click to link to GCN story)

She led FTS' effort to provide contract management for agency customers and better coordinate sales of IT products and services.

Whitley, who was the first assistant commissioner for sales at FTS, spearheaded a rise in the GSA organization's annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. When Whitley first joined GSA, FTS brought in $6.2 billion in fiscal 2001. But in 2002 it brought in more than $7 billion and $8.7 billion in 2003.

Before coming to FTS, Whitley was an IT program manager with the Federal Systems Integration and Management Center and director of the Federal Software Management Center, both GSA operations. She also was deputy assistant commissioner and chief operating officer of FTS' Office of IT Integration.

A graduate of the Military Academy at West Point, she served 11 years in the Army before coming to work at GSA.

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