Valerie Bollinger Chief Procurement Officer

Valerie started her career in public procurement in 2012 after earning her law degree in 2010. She practiced law for two years in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and then moved to Idaho where she accepted a position as a Buyer with the University of Idaho. In 2014, Valerie joined the Division of Purchasing (DOP) as a Buyer before being promoted to State Purchasing Manager in 2016. She became the Administrator (CPO) in August 2020. Since joining DOP, Valerie has been an active participant in NASPO and currently serves on the NASPO and UPPCC Boards of Directors. Her favorite aspect of public procurement is the opportunity to support the great work being done by all of Idaho’s agencies who serve the citizens of the state. She is passionate about working collaboratively, thinking innovatively, and elevating the public procurement profession to the highest possible standards.