Ellen Daley Chief Procurement Officer

Ellen Daley is the Chief Procurement Officer for General Services for the State of Illinois. In this capacity, she authorizes more than $7 billion in procurements for 55 state agencies and ensures that each is fair, transparent, accountable, and in the best interest of the State. Ellen is an attorney, and holds both the CPPO and CPPB certifications. Ellen has been involved in public procurement since 1999. After spending time in private practice, Ellen moved into public service at the Chicago Public Schools. She served first as Senior Assistant General Counsel and later as Director of Procurement Compliance, where she created the first Vendor Management Office in the City of Chicago governmental agencies. Most recently, Ellen served as the lead attorney advising agencies under the Governor’s jurisdiction on procurement matters. Ellen attended Northwestern University and is a proud supporter of the Northwestern Wildcats, as well as, a dependable attendee at any Chicago Cubs game. Tenure, July, 2015