Leadership, Ethics, and Trust, Procurement

Q&A with Jack Pellegrino

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Mike Mucha, GFOA’s deputy executive director, met up with Jack Pellegrino, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPCM, the director of purchasing and contracting for the County of San Diego, California, and past president of the California Association for Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO). At the CAPPO 2023 conference, Jack and Mike gave a presentation on the need for better coordination between finance and procurement, and here they discuss the county’s approach to customer service, the evolution of procurement, attracting new talent to the profession, and the role of professional associations in developing employees.

  • Publication date: February 2023
  • Author: Mike Mucha