The U.S. Access Board elected David L. Bibb chairman at its March meeting. Bibb, Acting Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), represents GSA on the Board. GSA acquires space, products, and services for Federal agencies and aids the office operations of more than one million Federal workers. It also plays a lead role in setting government-wide policies and procedures. Before being named Acting Administrator last November, Bibb served as GSA’s Deputy Administrator and in that capacity worked closely with GSA’s senior leadership team to devise policy and to provide management and acquisition services to other Federal agencies.
Bibb, who has 35 years of service with GSA, previously held several executive positions in the Public Buildings Service, which manages GSA’s accessibility program, including tenures as deputy commissioner and assistant commissioner for planning. Bibb is a two-time recipient of the Administrator’s Distinguished Service Award, GSA’s highest honor. Last year he served a term as the Access Board’s vice chair.
The Board is structured to function as a coordinating body among Federal agencies and to directly represent the public. Half its members are representatives from most of the Federal departments. The other half is comprised of members of the public appointed by the President. Each year the Board selects a new chair, alternating between a public member and a Federal member. Bibb succeeds Jan Tuck, a public member from Santa Clarita, California.
At its March meeting, the Board also elected public member James R. (“J.R.”) Harding, II Ed.D. as vice chair. Harding, of Tallahassee, Florida, was appointed to the Board by President Bush in 2002. He is a Partnership Specialist with the Florida Department of Education’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
For more information about the Board and its members, visit our members page.