The agency that controls the federal government’s 376M SF real estate portfolio has created a new role to address diversity, equity and inclusion.
The General Services Administration announced Friday it appointed Andrea M. O’Neal as the senior adviser to the administrator on equity. O’Neal has 20 years of experience working on equity, racial justice, diverse workforce development and economic advancement.
She most recently served as founder and principal of Race.Equity.Work, a racial equity services practice, according to her LinkedIn profile. She also spent eight years with nonprofit Management Leadership for Tomorrow, four years with Sponsors for Educational Opportunity and five years with Merrill Lynch.
O’Neal has also served as a research advisory member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Equitable Futures project and as a task force member for Brown University’s Presidential Task Force on Anti-Black Racism. She received her bachelor’s degree in business and managerial economics from Brown University in 2003.