Chief Procurement Officer, State of California
Angela Shell was appointed Deputy Director of the Procurement Division at the Department of General Services and Chief Procurement Officer for the State of California on Nov. 1, 2017. In her current role, Angela is responsible for overseeing the purchase of approximately $10 billion annually in goods, services, and public works projects vital to the people of California.
Angela has more than 23 years of experience in California state service, most recently as the Division Chief and Chief Procurement Officer for the Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Division of Procurement and Contracts. Angela joined Caltrans in 1998 and held several positions, including Assistant Director for the Office of Business and Economic Opportunity, Chief of the Office of Construction Support, and Labor Compliance Program Manager.
While at Caltrans, Angela administered the Caltrans Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Small Business (SB) and Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) programs, served as the department’s SB and DVBE advocate and the Caltrans DBE liaison officer, and was responsible for oversight activities related to contract compliance with Title VI and prevailing wage requirements.
She has extensive experience working with the small business community as well as the construction industry and other external stakeholders related to California contracting and procurement processes.
Historically, government procurement offices have focused on procuring goods and services at the lowest cost and within prescribed procurement rules. Yet, whether the topic is supplier diversity, sweatshops, or climate change, the role of the procurement office is evolving. Come hear this great panel of Chief Procurement Officers discuss how they have seen procurement’s role … read more >>