From their press release:
Phoenix,Arizona- The Valley Schools Management Group (VSMG) announced the hiring of Bill Munch as their Director of Procurement Compliance, Outreach and Education. His duties will include continuous outreach, training and participation with new and existing members on procurement and other issues.
“We are very happy to add such an experienced and accomplished member of the community to our team,” said Tom Boone, Chairman and CEO for VSMG. “With his assistance we can continue and improve our track record of providing substantial savings to public entities through cooperative purchasing of insurance.”
Bill Munch brings with him over twenty-three years of experience in public procurement at the State Procurement Office and various school districts. His school district purchasing experience includesMesa Unified School District,WashingtonElementary School District,ScottsdaleUnifiedSchool District,TempeElementarySchool DistrictandTollesonUnionHighSchool District.
In addition, Bill has also served four years on the Governing Board of Tempe Elementary School District and was its Governing Board President in 2010.
“I have had the honor of working in procurement in public service for my entire career. It is not a glamorous role, but one for which I am very dedicated to do my utmost.” Bill Munch continued, “The Valley Schools model provides a unique opportunity for school districts and other public entities to save through cooperative purchasing. I am excited to have this new opportunity.”
Bill Munch graduated from Arizona State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts in Purchasing and Materials Management. He has received certification as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB). He was the first President of the Greater Phoenix Purchasing Consortium of Schools (GPPCS), a purchasing cooperative comprised of over fifty school districts in Arizona. He has also served as Vice President and is currently Membership Officer of GPPCS.
Bill currently serves on the Arizona Association of School Business Officials (AASBO) Board of Directors as Treasurer and is a certified Arizona Community College Instructor that regularly teaches the AASBO 4-Day Purchasing Classes and “Purchasing for Users”. He is a member of the Capitol Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (AZNIGP), has served on various committees and regularly presents at their conferences. Bill has always been an active procurement advocate for Arizona public procurement entities.
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