Chief Procurement Officer, City of Norfolk, VA
Michael Bevis is an internationally recognized thought leader in the public procurement profession. He has over 30 years of legal and procurement experience and is currently Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Norfolk, Virginia.
Michael is passionate in his support of fellow professionals. He the immediate past Chairman of the Governing Board of NIGP; represents the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management on the Global Standard Board and is the Chair of the Center for Job Order Contracting Excellence.
Michael’s professionalism has been recognized by NIGP (Distinguished Service Award, Pareto Award of Excellence, Manager of the Year, Outstanding Agency Accreditation and Innovation awards), IFPSM (the Lewis Spangler Award), and the National Purchasing Institute.
Michael has presented academic papers and taught professional development classes throughout North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. He served as an Adjunct Professor at Old Dominion University, the University of Maryland and has taught at DePaul University.
Michael is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School, Lincoln Memorial University and has completed post graduate studies at North Central College (Leadership Studies) and Northern Illinois University (Public Administration). He holds several professional certifications including the NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM and lifetime CPM.