Director, PSU Contracting & Procurement
Office: MCB 260
Darin currently serves as director of contracting and procurement for Portland State University. His role for the state's largest university includes oversight of procurement, contracting, and capital construction. He has over twenty years of management experience in state and local government, as well as private industry.
He is a past-president of the Oregon Public Purchasing Association and a former board member for the Institute for Supply Management. Darin speaks throughout the world on a variety of procurement topics, and his writings have been featured in Purchasing Today, The Public Manager and The Journal of Public Procurement. He is a national columnist for American City and County and his books include Warehousing and Inventory Control, Logistics and Transportation, and Effective Supply Management Performance. He has lectured at numerous universities throughout North America and serves on the faculty of Portland State University, School of Business Administration.
Darin is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), a Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) and a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Political Science and a Master’s degree in Acquisition Management. Darin is an instructor for the Institute for Public Procurement and served as their President in 2007. He has also served as a board member of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University.
In 2012 he was recognized with NIGP’s highest honor, the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award. Darin is also a recipient of NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Lewis E. Spangler Award from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.