Winstead's law practice includes real estate (Photo by Holland & Knight LLP)

David L. Winstead, former secretary of the Maryland Dept. of Transportation, has been appointed to be the new head of the General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service, the agency announced Oct. 3. Winstead is a partner in the

Washington, D.C., office of law firm Holland & Knight LLP, where his specialties include real estate, transportation, public law and government procurement, GSA said.
Winstead succeeds F. Joseph Moravec, who left at the end of July after four years as PBS Commissioner. In his new post, Winstead will oversee one of the federal government's largest construction programs, including building courthouses, border stations and other facilities. For fiscal year 2005, GSA's construction appropriations totaled $709 million and its account for building renovations was $980 million.

Winstead was Maryland's DOT Secretary from 1995 to 1998, and was president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials in 1998.

He also has been executive director of the Washington/Baltimore Regional Association, a regional business group. Winstead also worked in real estate finance for James W. Rouse & Company, according to the Holland & Knight web page.