Olson, Cheryl

Mrs. Cheryl L. Olson, CPPO, C.P.M., MBA, CPM
Director
Seminole County Public Schools
400 East Lake Mary Blvd.
Sanford, FL 32773

407-460-9134
407-320-0474
cheryl_olson@scps.k12.fl.us

Cheryl has been the Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services for The School District of Seminole County, Florida since August 2014. She has over 31 years of public procurement management experience, which spans Federal contracts/grants, centralized school districts, county governments, and related activities. In addition, she has over five years of experience in the private sector financial and technology areas. Cheryl obtained a Business Administration Degree from William Jennings Bryan College in 1981, a Certified Public Manager designation in 2001, her Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager designation in 2007, the Florida Certified Contract Negotiator designation in 2008, the Certified Public Purchasing Officer designation in 2009, and her MBA in Public Administration in 2014. Cheryl served as President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) in 1999 and President of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) from 2004 through 2006. She currently serves as Parliamentarian for the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP, and as the Appointments Chair and Board Member for FAPPO. Cheryl has a passion for procurement and understands the value of training and mentoring others who have a desire to learn and grow in this exciting profession. Her goal is to look for ways to offer continuous process improvements for her agency and to engage her staff in the adventure. Cheryl was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her Special Interests/Hobbies include: scuba diving/snorkeling, travel, physical fitness/health and raising three miniature dachshunds.

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