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Jim Butler is the Deputy Director of the Procurement Division and the Chief Procurement Officer for the State of California.
Mr. Butler was Director of Procurement Services at San Francisco based Levi Strauss & Co. where he worked from 2002 until 2007 reengineering legacy purchasing functions, and deploying eProcurement tools across the enterprise. From 1996 until 2001, he served in several senior manager positions with Dell Computer Corporation in Austin, Texas including procurement, ERP systems, and business development. From 1993 until 1996, he led Asia business development efforts for a portfolio of venture backed clients at Asia Pacific Ventures in Menlo Park, California.
Mr. Butler holds a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese and an MBA, both from Brigham Young University, as well as the Certified Professional of Supply Management credential from the Institute for Supply Management. He was elected to the board of directors of the National Association of State Procurement Officials in 2013 and reelected in 2014.