Gillespie, Marcheta

Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM
12725 W. Emigh Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743


UPPCC Chair of the Governing Board; Past President of NIGP Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM, is the Director for the City of Tucson's Department of Procurement. With over 25 years of experience in public procurement, Marcheta is a passionate advocate for her profession. Her areas of expertise include organizational leadership, strategic planning, public sector contracting, project management, program development, marketing, cooperative procurement, training and public speaking. Marcheta currently serves as the Chair of the UPPCC Governing Board. She was the 2013-2014 President of NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement, and served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. She was the first Chair of the NIGP Talent Council and Chair of the NIGP 2.0 Task Force, an historic project of governance model transformation. She has also chaired the NIGP Task Force for the Values & Guiding Principles Initiative, the NIGP Forum Committee and the NIGP Governance Committee. She has been an active leader and member of the NIGP Southern Arizona Copper Chapter since 1991. Marcheta has spoken and trained at hundreds of international, national, regional and local conferences and events. She is an NIGP Master Certified Instructor and has developed numerous training programs as well as written for national procurement publications. Marcheta owns MG Procurement Consulting, LLC, serving as a professional consultant on numerous agency projects. In 2009, Marcheta was selected as the NIGP Copper Chapter Manager of the Year. On the faculty of: Contract Administration Introduction to Public Procurement Sourcing in the Public Sector Promoting the Procurement Function