Dean Mealy, II

Town Procurement and Contract Manager, Town of Palm Beach, Florida

Dean Mealy, II

Dean serves as the Town Procurement and Contract Manager for the Town of Palm Beach Florida and has served in this position since 2017. Dean is a graduate of Florida International University. Additionally, he holds a NIGP-CPP, CPPO and Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

Dean currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Procurement Institute (NPI) and Treasurer for Florida Association of Public Procurement Officers (FAPPO).

Dean’s focus has been and continues to be, the focus on providing excellence in customer satisfaction as it relates to procurement experiences. To accomplish this end, Dean has focused on re-engineering staff’s approach to both simple and complicated procurement actions. Since he began with the Town in 2017, he has made Procurement and Contract Management a respected player within Town operations.

Dean has stressed education as the tool for both his staff, other procurement officials and those outside of the Procurement discipline to garner all that can be. He has instructed at three past FAPPO Conferences, the 2021 NIGP Forum and for NPI in 2022 and 2023. This past fall he served as FAPPO Fall Workshop Chairperson.

Dean worked to achieve the NPI Achievement of Excellence in Procurement in 2020, a first for the Town of Palm Beach. He and his team have achieved this success in 2022 and 2023. In addition, the team achieved the FAPPO 2023 Award for Excellence in Public Procurement and again for 2024.

During his career, Dean has served as the Chief Purchasing Officer for the largest Public Utility located in the State of Florida, and as the Director of Administrative Services and Information Services for the City of New York.