Ann Kalayil was named Regional Administrator of the General Services Administration’s Great Lakes Region in January 2011. She heads operations that provide Federal agencies and the U.S. Courts in six states with support in real estate services, procurements, information technology, supplies, equipment, and vehicles. Headquartered in Chicago, the Region has a workforce of 956 employees and an annual operating budget of approximately $450 million.
Prior to this appointment, Ann worked for more than 18 years at the University of Chicago in Information Technology Services, where she worked in Emerging Technologies and Communications but previously was Director of Client Services and Support.
Ann received a bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Northeastern Illinois University, a master's degree in Asian Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ann's appointment is historic as she is the first woman to serve as regional administrator of the General Services Administration in this Region.