Mary Chapman serves as the Director of Policy, Training and Outreach for the Department of Administrative Services, State Purchasing Division. Mrs. Chapman has more than 14 years experience in state government procurement policy, contract negotiations, program management and implementation of major projects.
Mrs. Chapman began her legal career by clerking for the Augusta Judicial Circuit. She has served in state government in a variety of roles, including staff attorney, contracts attorney, executive business analyst with the Medicaid program and division chief for the healthcare facility regulation division within the Department of Community Health.
She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Georgia State University and her Juris Doctor from the University of Georgia Law School.
Julian Bailey currently serves as a marketing outreach specialist with the Georgia Department of Administrative Services (DOAS). She is responsible for marketing, communications and outreach initiatives for the State Purchasing Division. She conducts supplier workshops and training on navigating the State of Georgia procurement systems which include, Team Georgia Marketplace™ and the Georgia Procurement Registry. In addition, she manages the Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification process.
Julian partners with various organizations including the Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center and the Small Business Development Centers to disseminate information to business owners regarding procurement opportunities. She travels extensively across Georgia to conduct workshops and training and participates in conferences as subject matter expert.
Julian graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations from Howard University. She also has a Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in Management from Troy University. She is a Professional Certified Marketer (PCM®) with the American Marketing Association. She also has the Georgia Certified Purchasing Associate (GCPA) certification from the state of Georgia.
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Paul Wilson, Area Director with SBDC, has extensive industry experience that spans leadership roles in supply chain management, procurement, marketing, supplier diversity, and small business development. His expertise includes strategic analysis, operational planning, leadership development, contract writing, video marketing, video production, training and curriculum development.
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Telisha performed cost analysis for businesses in her former role as an underwriter and a branch manager. She has also managed outreach initiatives and negotiated corporate partnerships; developed curriculum, and led multiple process improvement and best practice initiatives. Her expertise dwells in analyzing and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations to ensure that strategies can be successfully executed.
Telisha has used her people skills to build community involvement and awareness by participating in various community outreach events and professionally moderating conferences.
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