Statewide Procurement Manager
Arizona Department of Administration
Desk: 602.542.9128 Email: [email protected]
Nick is currently a Statewide Procurement Manager for the State of Arizona’s central purchasing office, and coordinates teams working on enterprise-wide needs. Nick also sits as the Chairman of the State’s Set-Aside Committee, tasked with revitalizing the body and fulfilling its statutory obligations in an equitable and ethical manner. Over the past decade, Nick has held various public procurement, local government and volunteer positions pertaining to public policy and governance. Nick received his Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Arizona Summa Cum Laude, and worked a number of years for non-profits serving young adults on the autisim spectrum.
Hozhoni Foundation, Inc.
Monica is on her third career as the CEO of the Hozhoni Foundation in Flagstaff. She is a CPA, represented the state provider organization for people with developmental disabilities, AAPPD, for 14 years, and moved on to lead one of those provider organizations in 2015. Hozhoni offers residential, educational and vocational services in Flagstaff, Prescott and Cottonwood. Monica also serves as Secretary of AAPPD, is on the Flagstaff Commission on Inclusion and Adaptive Living, and is a member of the State Newborn Screening Advisory Committee.
Arizona Industries for the Blind
As the manager of Community and Public Relations, David Steinmetz uses his enthusiasm and education to direct AIB’s Community and Public Relations efforts supporting local and national program issues. David also directs several internal programs including AIB’s Quality Work Environment initiative. Diagnosed with RP, a blinding retinal disease, at the age of 19, David has an enthusiastic dedication for assuring that Arizona Industries for the Blind (AIB) is a model of business excellence that continues to create employment opportunities for people who are blind. Mr. Steinmetz graduated from Arizona State University in with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Economics. Additionally Steinmetz has continued his education by graduating from the Business Management Training (BMT) program provided by Darden Graduate School of Business, University of Virginia. In 2008, David was the national recipient of the National Industries for the Blind Milton J. Samuelson Career Achievement award. This prestigious award recognized Mr. Steinmetz for his career achievements and community service work.
Greg Natvig is the President and CEO of Beacon Group, an Arizona non-profit that provides employment opportunities for people with disabilities. In addition to direct employment services, Beacon has businesses that provide paychecks to over 700 people with disabilities annually, including contracts through the Arizona Set-Aside Procurement Program.
Arizona State Retirement System
Chris Gustafson is the Budget and Procurement manager with the Arizona State Retirement System. Prior to this, he was as the Joint Legislative Budget Committee for three years where he focused budget and policy issues related to human services, pensions and juvenile justice issues. He holds a Bachelor's degree from Arizona State University and a Master's in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Department of Economic Security
Ms. Mackey earned a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from San Diego State University and holds a Certification in Rehabilitation Counseling. Ms. Mackey has worked in a variety of rehabilitation settings providing direct client services and managing aspects of programs that serve individuals with disabilities. Ms. Mackey began her career with Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) at the Department of Economic Security (DES) as a vocational rehabilitation counselor in 2007. Ms. Mackey worked in the policy unit for several years prior to moving into the role of Administrator for RSA programs.
Department of Transportation
I started with the state part-time in May of 1991 at the State Procurement Office. I was hired on full time in June of 1992. I then worked at DES Procurement for 3 years, then ADOT Procurement for 1 year, then I went to Department of Education Procurement for 6 and half years, I then returned to ADOT in 2004 at the Right of Way Contracts Group and then to ADOT Procurement Group in 2006. I have been a Procurement Manager since then and have a team of 6 staff members. Our team handles Information Technology, Facilities Maintenance and Professional Services for the agency.
Arizona Correctional Industries
As Deputy Assistant Director for ACI, Gail is responsible for leading all of the owned and operated business units and oversees sales & marketing, customer service, and AMS efforts. Her previous experience encompasses Fortune 100 companies, luxury automotive brands, and global ad agencies. She brings a vast knowledge of innovative business solutions, sales & marketing practices, and operational improvements to her role, reputable for transforming business opportunities into successful commercial ventures. Gail holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Michigan and MBA from Wayne State University. She’s also a pilot.