Becky E. McGaugh, C.P.M.,
Procurement Director
Northern Arizona University

 

Becky McGaugh, C.P.M., has been employed by Northern Arizona University since 1981 and is currently the Procurement Director. She oversees the functions of purchasing, contracting, shipping and receiving, central stores, accounts payable, property surplus, property administration, and property and liability insurance services.

McGaugh began her career at Northern Arizona University in the Accounts Payable department. In 1988 she took the position of Materials Manager, overseeing the shipping and receiving and central stores functions. In her role as Materials Manager, McGaugh implemented a cooperative warehouse for the Flagstaff Alliance for the Second Century; the alliance includes the Flagstaff Unified School District, Coconino County, Coconino Community College and the City of Flagstaff. She worked as the Materials Manager until 2004 when she was promoted to her current position of Procurement Director. McGaugh is knowledgeable in contracting law, procurement policy, risk management and has a thorough understanding of accounting practices. Her well-rounded experience has given her the foundation needed to be a successful contracting and procurement professional.

Throughout her procurement career, McGaugh has been involved in other organizations such as the Institute for Supply Management (ISM), the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP) and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). McGaugh presented a session on intergovernmental purchasing at the 2003 NACUBO conference in Nashville Tennessee, highlighting the success of the cooperative warehouse.

McGaugh received her A.P.P. in December of 2000, earned her Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from Northern Arizona University in May of 2001, and her C.P.M. in December of 2001. McGaugh is dedicated to the procurement profession and believes cooperative purchasing is an invaluable tool that can easily be utilized by procurement professionals to deliver cost savings and increase efficiencies.

 

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