Pierson in, Chisholm to retire from FSS IT Center

The General Services Administration last week named Patricia Pierson to lead the Federal Supply Service's IT Acquisition Center.

Pierson takes over from Roy Chisholm, who plans to retire in the fall after 47 years in the federal government. Chisholm will remain with FSS to ensure a smooth transition, GSA said.

Pierson has worked for the IT Acquisition Center since January, guiding its part of the reorganization between FSS and the Federal Technology Service.

Before coming to the center, Pierson was FSS's Office of Enterprise Planning's director of business support.

She also helped transform the Auburn, Wash., sales center into an office that provides a variety of professional services such as environmental, business management and improvement services. During her tenure, the office met its $1 billion sales goal in two years.

In taking over for Chisholm, Pierson will manage a center that saw its business grow to $17 billion from $1.6 billion in nine years.

Chisholm, who joined GSA in 1961 as a contract specialist with the FSS Furniture Center, has led the center since 1995.

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