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Krista S. Ferrell


Krista S. Ferrell is the director of strategic programs for the National Association of State Procurement Officials. She holds CPPB and CPPO certifications and for eight years was a buyer supervisor for the state of West Virginia's Purchasing Division. She also has eight years of experience in procurement and project management in private-sector construction.

It's a way to do procurement with proven benefits, and it's catching on at all levels of government. But some myths need to be dispelled.
An integrated system like Virginia's is a must for states that want to procure goods and services efficiently, and it's good for suppliers as well.