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Mrs. Sheila Willis, CPPB

State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services

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State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services

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Sheila O. Willis has worked in private and public procurement since 1995. Sheila began her public procurement career at the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice as a Procurement Specialist I in August 2002. She accepted a Procurement Specialist II position with the South Carolina Department of Transportation in 2005 and was re-classed to a Procurement Manager I in 2006. In 2008, she worked at the South Carolina Department of Commerce as a Procurement Manager I; returning to the Department of Transportation as a Procurement Manage I in 2011 to help assist the department with transitioning to the new state supported accounting and procurement system, SCEIS. In December 2014, Sheila began her employment with the State Fiscal Accountability Authority-Division of Procurement Services as a Procurement Manager II. She was promoted to Team Lead in May 2016 and in November 2017, began serving as a Procurement Manager II-Team Lead for Education-Higher Education/Law Enforcement Agency Sourcing Team. Prior to beginning her public procurement career, Sheila worked as the industrial/data communications buyer for Resource Electronics/Carlton Bates Company and as the wine/alcohol buyer for Capitol Wine and Beverage in the Columbia, SC area.

Sheila holds the Certification Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) designation from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) since August 2004 and completed her Associate Public Manager designation in November 2017.

Sheila has been teaching the 2-day MMO Contract Administration class for the State Fiscal Accountability Authority since August 2017. In November 2018, she co-presented a session on Disaster Emergency Management at the SCAGPO Annual Forum. In October 2019, Sheila co-presented a session on Train the Trainer at the NASPO Training Coordinators Conference in Madison, Wisconsin. 

Sheila has been married to her husband Ken for 23 years and they have two beautiful daughters, 19-year old Katelyn and 16-year old Lauren. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading. She attends Sandy Run Lutheran Church where she volunteers and helps her church family. She is serving her third year of an eight year appointment on the Board for the Sandy Run Museum. She has served as the Sandy Run representative on the Calhoun County Recreation Commission since 2014.