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Business Services: New Leadership in Purchasing Department
April 20, 2010, Volume 56, No. 30


The Division of Business Services announced that JoAnn Murphy has assumed full leadership of the Penn Purchasing Department. Ms. Murphy joined Penn in 2007 as director of purchasing with responsibility for managing the university’s sourcing strategies and staff associated with procuring goods and services. In addition to these previous duties, Ms. Murphy’s directorship now includes management of e-Business initiatives, the procurement cards and Penn’s Travel Department.

 Ms. Murphy has over 15 years experience in global procurement encompassing a wide diversity of companies, including semiconductor manufacturing and IT/Telecom sourcing. Since coming to Penn, she has been instrumental in developing Green Purchasing initiatives such as point of use water filtration systems, order consolidation incentive program, and recycling of eWaste, ink/toner and writing instruments. She is committed to Socially Responsible Purchasing programs including sustainable purchasing and economic inclusion initiatives.

 Ms. Murphy is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and resides in Harleysville, PA.

Almanac - April 20, 2010, Volume 56, No. 30