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As the University of Pennsylvania’s Executive Director of Purchasing Services, Mark Mills oversees approximately $1 billion in University spend. Mark’s team performs a variety of services on behalf of Penn, ranging from strategic sourcing, supplier management, procure-to-pay systems management, travel services, and purchasing card administration. In performing these services, Mark and his team are driven by core goals that address service excellence, cost containment, economic inclusion and sustainability.
Mark joined Penn in 2011 bringing over 20 years of procurement and financial management experience. He was honored with a Models of Excellence Award from the University in 2014 for his stewardship in transforming the Travel & Expense Management function at the Penn. Prior to Penn, Mark held positions with such firms as Cigna, Johnson & Johnson, Unisys, BearingPoint, and Siemens. Mark earned a Master of Science Degree in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania, a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Temple University, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.