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School Board Recognitions
September 1, 2015

6A. National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Professional Manager of the Year

The School Board is pleased to recognize J. Kevin Beardsley, Director of Purchasing Services, for being named the Professional Manager of the Year by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

Mr. Beardsley was hired by Virginia Beach City Public Schools in 1984 as a Technology Education Teacher. In 1985, he joined the Office of Business Services as a Procurement Specialist and was promoted to the Director of Purchasing in 1996.

Kevin was chosen based on his contributions to the purchasing profession, which includes his chapter, the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP). He has served as chair on the VAGP Legislative committee and presently serves as a Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Board member. He has published articles for leading procurement publications, led his department to receive two National Procurement Institute Achievement of Excellence Awards and the Virginia Beach City Public Schools Superintendent’s Quality Award.

Please join me in congratulating Mr. Beardsley on this outstanding award!

Mr. Chairman that concludes our student and employee recognitions for this evening.

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