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Christopher Hughes

Director of the Division of Purchasing and General Services for the State of Utah

Purchasing with a Purpose: State of Utah Development of a Green Purchasing Program

As the purchasing director, he serves as Utah’s chief procurement officer. He has a dual role of overseeing the purchases for goods and services for most State of Utah executive branch agencies and the State of Utah cooperative purchase program that allows the participation of all public entities in the State of Utah.  He is also responsible for procurement, print services, state mail, and state surplus operations for the state.  In his role as the state surplus manager his goal is to remove the amount of waste sent to the landfill by over 50% by 2021. He started with the Division of Purchasing in 2014 as a contract analyst and served as the assistant director from 2015-2018.