I began my career in public procurement in 1996 and have loved every minute of it since then!
I am currently (since January 2020) the Chief Procurement Officer with the Town of Oro Valley, Arizona. The Town of Oro Valley has just over 300 employees and I am responsible for the centralized procurement contracting function, pCard and the Town's Surplus needs.
Previously, I spent 23 years with the City of Tucson, Arizona Procurement Department. Over the years, I have been responsible for a variety of goods, services and construction contracting including public service, vehicles, FTA funded contracts, traffic equipment, MRO equipment, Information Technology, Communications and Parks & Recreation construction. I was the Contract Administrator for the City's Design & Construction division for 6 years responsible for the oversight of our A&E and Construction contracts, Davis Bacon and Related Acts and the Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs. My final assignment with the City of Tucson, I was the Procurement Administrator over the Procurement Operations Division which was a very diverse division and I was responsible for the oversight and management of the City's Accounts Payable division, Small Business Enterprise (SBE) and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs, Davis Bacon and Related Acts Contract Compliance, pCard Program, Surplus, Auction and Materials Management (SAMM), and Travel.