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Chris Hughes

Director, State of Utah - Division of Purchasing and General Services

Thursday, March 18, On-Demand Flash Session – Purchasing with a Purpose: State of Utah Development of a Green Purchasing Program

In January 2018, Christopher Hughes was appointed Director of the Division of Purchasing and General Services for the state of Utah. 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.