James D. Staton, Jr., brings more than 30 years’ experience in purchasing and vendor relationship management to the District, and draws upon successful careers in both the public and private sectors. As CPO, Mr. Staton is working to fulfill the mission of OCP to provide quality goods and services to customers in a timely, cost-effective, and impartial manner. Mr. Staton believes firmly in the importance of accountability, collaboration and efficiency in the procurement process.
Before joining the District of Columbia Government, Mr. Staton served as a Purchasing Manager and then as the State Purchasing Officer for the State of North Carolina. Previously, he was a purchasing manager for prominent textile manufacturers and managed administrative, accounting and purchasing divisions of other North Carolina-based firms with international ties.
Mr. Staton earned a bachelor of arts degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from St. Augustine’s College in Raleigh, NC and his Master of Business Administration-Public Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. Mr. Staton is a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. and currently serves as the vice chair of the northeastern region for the National Association of State Procurement Officials.
Chief of Staff
DC Supply Schedule
Surplus Property Division
OCP Knowledge Plus Institute
OCP Customer Contact Center
OCP Office of Procurement Integrity and Compliance
Certified Business Enterprise Certification (Department of Small and Local Business Development)
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