Alumni Spotlight – Denise L. Pease

President Obama’s appointment of Denise L. Pease to serve as the Regional Administrator of GSA’s Northeast and Caribbean Region is now official.

As the Region 2 Regional Administrator, Denise will oversee GSA’s work in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In this role, she will be responsible for nearly 450 federal buildings, and the acquisition and management of federal information technology systems, vehicles, supplies, and equipment.

Denise received her Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, was a National Urban Fellow, and a Charles H. Revson Fellow on the Future of New York at Columbia University.

Besides having lunch with me and constantly being confused with Niecy B’76, what has Denise L. Pease done? A better question is what has Denise not done. Most recently she served as Assistant Comptroller of Commercial Banking for New York Comptroller William Thompson. In that capacity, she was the liaison between New York City?s banking and financial community and the city leadership.

Prior to joining the Comptroller’s office, Denise served as Deputy Superintendent of Banks for New York State, one of the country’s senior financial regulatory positions, and she has been instrumental in developing financial literacy consumer education programs. Our Denise Pease is a nationally recognized voice on consumer education, community development, and the financial industry.

If you ask Denise what she is look forward to most in the coming year I’m confident she will say going to New Orleans for the 2011 JAM! -Contributed by Wayne Turner CC ’88