|WASHINGTON — Jason Klumb of Kansas City today (Feb. 24, 2010) takes over as the regional administrator of the General Service Administration's Heartland Region, one of 11 regional divisions nationwide, according to a recent announcement by the U.S. GSA. Klumb replaces Michael Brincks who was serving until the position could be filled.
As the Heartland Regional Administrator, Klumb will oversee all of GSA’s operations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska; including management of federal real estate and information technology. He will also be responsible for an inventory of 400 government-owned or leased buildings, 1,000 employees, and a budget of approximately $175 million.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Jason Klumb to the GSA leadership team as we work to create a greener, more efficient, more cost-effective, more open, and more responsible government for the American people," said Martha N. Johnson, administrator of general services. "Jason’s experience in public service will be invaluable as we pursue this effort in the Heartland Region."
Klumb has a long record of leadership in Missouri government and politics. At the age of 24 he was sworn in as one of the youngest legislators in Missouri history, representing Bates, Cass, and Vernon counties in the House of Representatives. He later served as legal counsel to the lieutenant governor and as assistant attorney general.
Klumb is a major in the Army National Guard Judge Advocate General Corps, and recently returned to private practice after a year-long deployment to Kosovo as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Raised in Butler, MO, Klumb, 41, received a Bachelor of Arts from William Jewell College, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.