Purchasing Manager, Multnomah County, OR
Brian Smith is the Purchasing Manager for Multnomah County, Oregon where he is responsible for the purchasing policies and practices of the County. He has been in public purchasing for more than 35 years and began working this year as a consultant with NIGP Consulting. Brian’s passion is increasing value by creating leverage on exciting projects. Whether engaging with internal clients or collaborating with other public agencies, he doggedly pursues innovation in the public sphere and creates greater value for taxpayers.
Brian served for seven years as an NIGP Chapter Ambassador and supported the establishment of the Ambassador Program as Chair during its initial two years. He was NIGP’s 2013 Professional Manager of the Year, and is an active member of both OPPA and Columbia Chapter.