The National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) Board of Directors has elected George Schutter of the District of Columbia as the 2019 NASPO President-Elect.
Schutter is Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) for the District of Columbia, where he leads the DC Office of Contracting and Procurement, overseeing more than $5.2 billion in acquisitions for more than 78 District agencies. Appointed by DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Schutter is charged with the overall leadership, implementation and coordination of procurement activities in accordance with the laws and regulations of DC.
Schutter has broad leadership experience in the public and private sectors, serving most recently as the CFO of TechnoServe, an international 501 c3. Prior to that, he served as Grant Thornton’s US Executive Director of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. He also served in multiple roles in the Peace Corps including the CFO, as well as Director of Contracts for global operations in 74 countries. A former Major in the US Marine Corps, Schutter served for 10 years domestically and abroad, including four years as Director of a Regional Contracting Office. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Certified Professional Contracts Manager and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He holds degrees in Accounting from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an MS in Acquisitions and Contracts Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
As a current member of the NASPO Board of Directors, Schutter fills the vacancy of the 2019 NASPOPresident-Elect position. The bylaws specify that a vacated officer position be filled by a current NASPOBoard member. Schutter was the sole nominee and unanimously elected by the NASPO Board of Directors.
As 2019 NASPO President-Elect, Schutter will assume the role of NASPO President in January 2020. Following his one-year term as President, Schutter will remain on the NASPO Board of Directors as Immediate Past President until December 31, 2021.
NASPO is a nonprofit association dedicated to advancing public procurement through leadership, excellence and integrity. Its membership is comprised of the directors of the central purchasing offices in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the territories of the United States. NASPO helps its members achieve success as public procurement leaders through promotion of best practices, education, professional development, research and innovative procurement strategies.