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Purchasing Director: Mark Mills

September 27, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03


Mark Mills has been named Business Services’ new director of Purchasing Services. Before joining Penn yesterday, Mr. Mills worked for 20 years managing corporate purchasing operations, most recently at Unisys Corporation where he led a team that was responsible for technology and telecommunications procurement for North America. He brings extensive experience in contract development and negotiation, financial planning and budgeting, supplier relationship management and business process outsourcing.

Mr. Mills has a BS in business administration from the University of Delaware, an MBA in finance from Temple University, and a MS degree in Organizational Dynamics from Penn. He supports several civic affairs initiatives, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Southeast Pennsylvania chapter of the March of Dimes.

In addition to overseeing the University’s procurement of over $700 million in goods and services as well as its Economic Inclusion and Local Purchasing initiatives, he will be managing the introduction of a new Travel and Expense Management System, the recently launched Print and Interactive Communications initiative, the upgrade of the purchasing card management system and the expansion of sustainable purchasing initiatives.

Almanac - September 27, 2011, Volume 58, No. 03