Tammy Rimes, MPA
Tammy served as the former Purchasing Agent for the City of San Diego, the 9th largest city in the nation, and as Emergency Operations Chief during the 2007 Witch Creek Fires and Mt. Soledad landslide which both destroyed homes, neighborhoods, and city facilities. During all five years of her Purchasing management, her team was awarded the Achievement in Excellence in Procurement and Tammy won the Carlton N. Parker Award for Outstanding Service, the most prestigious award presented by the National Procurement Institute (NPI).
Now, as Executive Director of the National Cooperative Procurement Partners, North America’s premier association for cooperative procurement, she gives keynote presentations at national and regional conferences and assists government agencies, as well as those suppliers who sell to government, with strategies to help them succeed. Prior to government, Tammy worked for several Fortune 1000 companies, including airlines, retail, and water and utility industries, owned a family winery, Hacienda de las Rosas, and authored “Drink Fine Wine…Ride Fine Horses—Leading the Life of Your Dreams.” She has a BS in Computer Science from Florida International University and Masters in Public Administration from National University in California.