Jennifer Wright has been promoted to Procurement Manager for TAPS Public Transit. Wright began in purchasing at TAPS in August 2011. She earned her Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) credential last year.
Wright will oversee a department that has grown 500 percent in just four years.
Teresa Foster, TAPS Chief Financial Officer, said Wright gets high marks for her past work. “During a recent state audit review of our agency’s departments, Jennifer received a top score,” said Foster. “It is very unusual for a particular employee to be singled out for praise in one of these important reviews. Jennifer’s department got those kudos. We could not be more proud of her.”
As the budget at TAPS has grown from just under $5 million in 2010 to just over $25 million for 2015, the amount of procurement and purchasing has quintupled.