U.S. General Services Administration Regional Administrator Jason Klumb was sworn in as the 2014 Federal Executive Board chairperson during a ceremony today at the Bannister Federal Complex. Federal Executive Board members and area agency leadership elected Klumb for the position.
The Federal Executive Board comprises 146 federal agencies located in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Platte, Ray, and Wyandotte counties. The federal government is Kansas City’s largest employer with more than 38,000 employees.
Klumb’s role will be to oversee activities and projects in the areas of government-wide policy implementation and service to the community on behalf of the FEB.
“I’m honored to serve as the 2014 FEB chairman,” Klumb said. “Federal employees are the backbone of our nation and a significant contributor to the economic health of Kansas City. My goal as chair will be to help show the value and the great work of our federal workforce.”
President Obama appointed Klumb to serve as the GSA regional administrator in 2010. In that role, Klumb is responsible GSA’s operations in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. He is also overseeing GSA’s regional headquarters move from the Bannister Federal Complex to a leased location in downtown Kansas City, Mo., next year.
Raised in Butler, Mo., Klumb has a long record of leadership in Missouri government and politics. At 24, he was sworn in as one of the youngest legislators in Missouri history, representing Bates, Cass, and Vernon counties in the state House of Representatives. He later served as legal counsel to the lieutenant governor and as assistant attorney general.
Klumb is a lieutenant colonel in the Air National Guard Judge Advocate General Corps. He received a Bachelor of Arts from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo.; a Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law; and a Master of Science from the London School of Economics.