Buffum, Donald

Mr. Donald Greg Buffum, CPPO, FNIGP
Executive Director, Procurement & Contracts
Mississippi State University
PO Box 5307
Mississippi State, MS 39762-0000


With more than 35 years in public procurement, Don is currently the Director, Procurement and Contracts, Mississippi State University. He previously served as the Director of the Office of Purchasing and Travel. Don is a Past President of the National Association of State Purchasing Officials and was a charter member of the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing Agents. Don is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), and is currently the chairman NIGP Certification Commission. Don is a Past President of NIGP. Don is also a Master Instructor for NIGP. He has participated in several NASPO States helping States projects as well as NIGP Procurement Management Assistance Program (PMAP) projects. On the Faculty of: Fundamentals of Management and Leadership in Public Procurement Introduction to Public Procurement.