The General Services Administration's
Public Buildings Service has a new chief. David L. Winstead,
former secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation,
was named commissioner of PBS in October. He will oversee
one of the largest federal building programs, with 2005 appropriations
of $1.7 billion for design, construction and renovation of
federal courthouses, border stations and other facilities.
Winstead came to GSA from the law firm Holland &
Knight, where he was a partner in the real estate and public
law departments. He headed Maryland's DOT from 1995 to 1998,
and also had been executive director of the Washington/Baltimore
Regional Association, a local business group. Winstead replaced
F. Joseph Moravec, who left GSA August 1 after four years
as PBS commissioner.