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Rick Hughes
Bureau Director
State of Wisconsin
Phone: (608) 266-1558
Fax: (608) 267-0600
Division of Enterprise Operations

State of Wisconsin
Bureau of Procurement
101 E Wilson St Fl 6
PO Box 7867
Madison, WI 53707

Director Biography:

Rick has been the Director of State Procurement in Wisconsin since 2011.  The staff he leads is a team of professionals who are dedicated to procurement for statewide contracts for information technology, communications, equipment, supplies and services as well as a team that serves as the procurement function and advisor for smaller state agencies.  Prior to that, he was appointed to the Executive Ethics Commission for oversight and reform of Illinois procurement. 

He also led the central office of procurement as Deputy Director of Central Management Services in Illinois after working in roles as Portfolio Manager and Chief Operating Officer.  He assisted in the launch of the award winning Knowledge Management function in Illinois and promoted the use of it within the central office as well as with state agencies. 

Prior to government, he had a breadth of financial, legal and accounting experience working for firms ranging from FORTUNE 100 to “Big 6” accounting to a small law firm; and even owned his own law and consulting firm.  He is on the Management Board of the WSCA-NASPO Cooperative Purchasing LLC; also on the Board of Examiners of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC).  Rick earned his law degree from the John Marshall Law School and graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a major in Accounting. 

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