Anthony E. Costa was appointed Chief People Officer for GSA effective November 22, 2010.
In this role, Costa leads the agencywide development and implementation of GSA’s Human Capital Strategic Plan; provides a full range of human resources advice and services to all GSA organizations; and provides human resources information technology support to a number of other federal agencies, boards and commissions, in addition to providing the same support within GSA.
Previously, Costa served as Associate Administrator in the Office of the Administrator, where he coordinated enterprisewide strategic planning and implementation initiatives to help GSA better market and deliver solutions to agency customers. Costa also led efforts to help GSA modernize agency operations by changing fundamental behaviors, methods, and processes.
Costa has extensive leadership and management experience, having served in various senior executive leadership positions within GSA’s Public Building Service; including serving as its Acting Commissioner. In that role, Costa was responsible for the asset management and design, construction, leasing, operations, and disposal for a real estate portfolio of 354 million square feet in more than 8,600 public and private buildings accommodating more than 1 million federal workers. Costa also served as the Deputy Commission Public Buildings Service, where he oversaw implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funded constructions projects nationwide.
In addition, Costa served as Regional Commissioner for the Public Buildings Service's National Capital Region. In that position, Costa was responsible for the daily operation of more than 86 million square feet in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. He began his career with GSA as a presidential management intern.
Costa holds a Bachelor of Arts in geography and economics from Bucknell University and a Master of Arts in regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has received several honors for outstanding performance, including the Walter Washington District Champion Award, presented by Leadership Greater Washington in 2008.
Costa was also the recipient of Presidential Rank Awards in 2002 for Meritorious Executive and in 2004 for Distinguish Executive.