Public Procurement Leader Profiles

Discussions with the leading minds in public procurement

2024.04.24: Change Agent Chat with Open Gov's Kathrin Frauscher

Dustin Lanier interviews Kathrin Frauscher from the Open Contracting Partnership, a global non-profit focused on improving public procurement through reform efforts powered by open data.

2024.04.15: What's Your Why with Karen Hatten

Celebrating Procurement Professionals by highlighting Civic Initiatives Karen Hatten as she shares her Procurement 'why'.

2024.04.01: Procurement Month What's Your Why with Mike Thornton

Continuing to celebrate Procurement Professionals and highlighting Civic Initiatives PaaS Practice Lead Mike Thornton as he shares why Procurement is important to him.

2024.03.26: Procurement Month What's Your Why with Nancy Sherriel Rush

In celebration of Procurement Month, Civic Initiatives team member Nancy Sherriel Rush shares why she enjoys working in Procurement.

2024.03.25: Procurement Month What's Your Why with Woody Fluharty


In celebration of Procurement Month, Civic Initiatives Deputy Chief Operating Officer Woody Fluharty shares why Procurement is so important to him.

2024.02.28: Change Agent Chats: Jack Pellegrino, Director of Purchasing & Contracting

Jack Pellegrino, Director of Purchasing and Contracting for the County of San Diego, and Dustin talk about the recent CAPPO conference, his path to San Diego, and his new effort for a master's level supply chain management program.

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2023.08.04: Change Agent Chats: Chris Sawchuk, The Hackett Group
Interview with Chris Sawchuk, Global Procurement Advisory Practice Leader for The Hackett Group, about the role of benchmarking in improving procurement operations, and the practical opportunities available to public procurement.

2023.07.07: Change Agent Chats: Leah McGrath, Executive Director, StateRamp
A talk with Leah McGrath about StateRamp's important mission in streamlining IT cloud standards, its impact on public procurement, and a new partnership with Civic Initiatives.

2023.06.21: Change Agent Chats: Rob Handfield and Andrea Stefano Patrucco

Rob and Stefano reviewed the data from the use of the Strategic National Stockpile during Covid in an extensive report. We talk about the paper and some of the recommendations coming out of it related to #supplychain for the US.

2023.05.02: Resourceful Procurement - NAEP Breakout Session with Ed Mills

A discussion with Ed Mills, Chief Procurement Officer for Colorado University, about "Resourceful Procurement: Leveraging Capacity and Creative Resourcing in Higher Education Procurement" and other important procurement topics.

2023.03.30: What's Your Why - Higher Education Public Procurement Panel

We talk to three leaders in Higher Education Procurement on Why they came into procurement, why they stay, and how we cultivate that interest in the next generation.

2022.12.30: Bringing Up The Next Generation of Procurement All-Stars with TJ Martin

An interactive discussion about "Bringing Up the Next Generation of Procurement All-Stars with TJ Martin.

2022.12.14: Procurement Through the Eyes of City Manager Harry Black

An hour long chat with Harry Black, the City Manager for the City of Stockton, California. Hear how Black's public sector career spawned from contracting and procurement into the C-suite.

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