The federal acquisition community is mourning the loss of Rob Coen, the General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service’s acquisition program director for professional services PS-MAS and OASIS.
Coen, 51, died unexpectedly Aug. 26 in his home in Maryland.
The funeral was held on Friday in Massachusetts.
“We are deeply saddened by the news of Rob’s sudden and unexpected passing. Rob was a friend, supportive colleague, and consummate professional. His passing has left us both shaken and heartbroken,” said Tiffany T. Hixson, the assistant commissioner for GSA’s Office of Professional Services and Human Capital Categories in FAS. “As the director of FAS’s Professional Services Program Management Division, he led the MAS-Professional Services and OASIS contract programs, using his deep knowledge and vast connections in the government contracting community to benefit both our customers and industry partners. Rob deeply believed in his work, but most importantly, he believed in the people he worked with—often serving as a mentor to those around him. Whether lending an ear or taking the time to chat, Rob was always available. While Rob’s professional accomplishments cannot be overstated, it was his humanity that made him uniquely special. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this very challenging time.”
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