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August 29, 2014 Published in Schools

Sharon Lewis Named ACPS Director Of Procurement

Sharon Lewis, ACPS Director of Procurement (courtesy photo)

Sharon Lewis, ACPS Director of Procurement (courtesy photo)

Alexandria City Public Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley announced the appointment of Sharon Lewis as director of procurement. Lewis came to ACPS from the City of Roanoke, where she had served as purchasing manager since 2004 and previously worked as senior buyer.

“Ms. Lewis brings to our Financial Services Department versatile ‘across-the-board’ experience and an in-depth knowledge of procurement policies and processes. Her achievements include spearheading numerous diversity initiatives and implementing financial systems. We welcome her expertise,” Dr. Crawley said.

In Roanoke, Lewis registered the city as a member of the Commonwealth’s e-Procurement system; planned and coordinated the city’s first Women, Minority and Small Business Conference, now held annually; and wrote the municipality’s first Minority Business Enterprise Policy. She implemented the Procurement Module of a new financial system, developed complex databases, created a workflow approval system for electronic execution of contract documents and designed multiple new forms, model contracts and templates.

Previously, she worked as a buyer specialist in the Purchasing Department at Virginia Tech, as owner/trainer/consultant for Sharuhen Consultants LLC and as a buyer specialist for the Kroger Company.

Lewis holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a major in Acquisition and Contracts Management and a minor in Legal Studies, and an Associate in Acquisition and Contracts Management from Strayer University. She is working on a Master in Paralegal Studies from the George Washington University School of Law.

Lewis is a certified purchasing manager, certified professional public buyer and Virginia contracting officer, as well as a certified master teaching instructor for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasers.

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