Robinson, Kathy

Mrs. Kathy D. Robinson, CPPO,CPPB
Director IT Procurement Division
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Finance & Administration Cabinet, Office of Procurement Services
Office of Procurement Services ( KY Finance & Admin Cabinet)
702 Capitol Ave, Rm 096, Capitol Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601


Kathy has over 25 years of procurement experience, both in State Government and the private sector. She began her procurement career as the Purchasing Agent for a sawmill engineering firm specializing in custom machinery for large paper mills. In 2000 she took a position as the Purchasing Officer for Kentucky Correctional Industries where she purchased materials for their various manufacturing and farming operations. Later she transferred to the Department of Corrections Central Office where she was the Chief Procurement Officer for the Department. She currently holds the position of Staff Assistant in the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Office of Procurement Services, and has been responsible for the review and approval of all state agencies Requests for Proposals for Professional Services, Personal Service Contracts, Memorandum of Agreements, University Agreements and Grant Agreements since 2007. She also supervises the Bid Room which receives bids and proposals and maintains files for the Commonwealth’s central procurement agency.

Kathy has developed and presented training on a variety of procurement topics, both for the Commonwealth and for the Kentucky Public Procurement Association

Kathy obtained her CPPB certification in 2005 and CPPO in 2008. She has been a member of KPPA for most of her state government career and was named Manager of the Year in 2010. Kathy has served on the KPPA Board of Directors since 2008 and has chaired the Education and Professional Development Committee, the Awards and Scholarships Committee and the Diversity Committee. She currently serves as Board Treasurer.