James D. Bond is a Deputy Director of the Department of Finance and Management. James has dedicated over 29 years of service to the City of Columbus with a focus on procurement and financial management. Prior to joining the Department of Finance and Management, he worked for the Department of Public Utilities from 1992-2016 serving in various procurement and fiscal roles within the Division of Electricity, Division of Water, and Director's Office Fiscal Section. As part of the department’s leadership team, James is responsible for the leadership and guidance of the Purchasing Office and working with the Purchasing Office staff and external partners. He is critical to the implementation of both short and long-term Departmental objectives. James holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. He is a charter member of the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers (CO-OPP), a chapter of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement and holds the designation of Certified Professional Public Buyer conferred from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.