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John Adler
Vice President of Procurement


John Adler
Executive Staff
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John Adler joined DART in November 2006 following 30 years of service with the State of Arizona as a contract administrator, procurement officer and buyer for various agencies. He is a Certified Public Procurement Officer and a Certified Instructor for the National Institute of Governmental Procurement. He has served as Vice President, Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and as President of the National Association of State Procurement Officials and the Arizona Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Procurement. He is the author of a procurement textbook, "Capital Acquisitions," along with numerous articles on government contracting and procurement and is a speaker at public procurement workshops.

DART's Procurement Department oversees the award and management of DART construction, services and commodity contracts. With responsibility for four divisions -- Contracting Cost/Pricing and Policy, Purchasing Administration and Support, Commodities and Services, and Project Contracts and Miscellaneous Construction -- Adler not only oversees the contract award process, but also ensures all contracts and purchases are conducted and administered in accordance with DART's procurement regulations and in compliance with all applicable statutes.

Experience
State Procurement Administrator, State of Arizona: 2000-2006
Professional Services Contract Administrator, State of Arizona: 1998-2000
Chief Procurement Officer, Arizona Department of Administration: 1993-1998
Support Services Manager, Arizona Game and Fish Department: 1981-1993
Contracting Officer, State Procurement Office: 1980-1981
Senior Buyer, Arizona Department of Transportation: 1976-1981

Professional Certifications and Affiliations
Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Universal Public Procurement Certification Council
Certified Instructor, National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP)
Vice President, Universal Public Procurement Certification Council
Board of Directors, National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), 2005 President
Board of Directors, Arizona Chapter, National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP), 1997 President
Author, Capitol Acquisitions and Construction Contracting (NIGP textbooks), CSG Book of States 2006 and several papers, magazine articles and other publications
Awards include:
  Presidents Award, National Association of State Procurement Officials
  Procurement Manager of the Year, National Institute of Governmental Procurement
  Arizona Administrators Award
  Governor's Award for Excellence (Arizona)

Education
Bachelor of Science, Business Management, Arizona State University

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