Over 27 years of extensive experience in both governmental and private sector in the legal and procurement profession, including related regulations, implementation of policy and financial stewardship through innovative strategies, continuous process improvement, with a focus on performance excellence and strategic sourcing and planning. Expertise demonstrates transformational and visionary leadership. Procurement Director for Collier County, located in Naples, Florida.
Lead 23 professionals, technical, administrative staff engaged in the full spectrum of purchasing, bids/vendor resources, contracts development and negotiations, contractual disputes, county-wide training, purchasing credit card program, surplus and mailroom operations. Manages the purchases over $50,000 for construction and non-construction goods and services and monitors all purchases under $50,000. Manages a budget of $2.3M and interfaces with division staff, Board members, vendor community, taxpayers and outside agencies in meeting purchasing, contract administration, contract compliance objectives, and administering the County's Procurement Ordinance to ensures County compliance. Collaborate with County Attorney’s Office on policy, procedures, and legislative changes.
Achieved a bachelor's degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from St. Petersburg College, is a Certified Professional Public Officer, Certified Professional Public Buyer; NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional; Certified Public Manager and Advanced Certified Paralegal. Pursuing a master’s degree and Six Sigma certification.