DARIN MATTHEWS, FNIGP, CPPO, CPSM 

serves as the chair of the Procurement and Supply Chain Management program at University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), and is a Director of Content with Mercell, an international leader in digital procurement.  

Darin has spent over 25 years in the procurement world, with experience as the Chief Procurement Officer for UCSC, Portland State University, and Portland Public Schools, and as a former president of NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement. He is the author of several books on procurement and supply chain and serves as a columnist for Government Procurement magazine.

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