Teresa "Terri" M. Hudgins of Williamsburg was recognized in November at the 2016 Public Procurement Forum in Virginia Beach with the 2016 Career Achievement Award. The Career Achievement Award is given to a long-time proponent of procurement and a leader of the growth of the procurement function throughout their career. As stated in the award presentation, Terri was recognized as a go-to person for complex, high-profile and highly-impactful procurement projects throughout her 30+ years in state government. Her career has taken her from institutions of higher education, to central state agencies and is currently with Virginia State Police, an agency with statewide responsibilities and reach. Terri has honed her procurement, management and financial skills overseeing numerous commodities but has demonstrated particular adeptness with high-dollar, IT-related projects and systems. Her signature achievement is in taking a concept, launched in 2001, from its infancy as a Request for Proposals, through contracting and ten years of development and implementation, maturing into a statewide program ultimately valued at over $300 million. Along the way she earned the VITA project manager certification and currently is serving as program administration manager and project manager for additional project phases valued at nearly $15 million. To say that her efforts have contributed to vastly improve the statewide radio communications program would be an understatement in the extreme.
She has served the Capital Area Purchasing Association (CAPA) at every position on the board and continues to serve as registered agent for CAPA with the State Corporation Commission. She holds the CPPB, VCO and VCM professional certifications.
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