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Marcheta Gillespie

President NIGP Code & Consulting

Marcheta serves as the Program Manager and Senior Consultant at Periscope. In 2021, Marcheta become the President of NIGP Code and Consulting Services. She is the former Director of Procurement at the City of Tucson, leading one of the country's most highly acclaimed procurement organizations.

As a passionate advocate for the procurement profession, Marcheta possesses a broad and deep range of expertise in numerous areas of public procurement best practices, professional development and leadership, and overall procurement transformation. Marcheta is the 2019 Albert H Hall recipient and the 2017 Distinguished Service Award recipient, the highest and second highest honors bestowed upon individuals by NIGP in the public procurement profession. Marcheta is a former Chair of the UPPCC Governing Board, was the 2013-2014 President of NIGP and served on the NIGP Board of Directors for 10 years.

Marcheta has chaired several historic NIGP initiatives, including the Public Procurement
Values & Guiding Principles initiative, the NIGP 2.0 Task Force (responsible for restructuring the association governance model) and dozens of other task forces and committees in her 30 years of volunteer leadership to the profession. She is now Co-Chair of the NIGP Mentorship Committee, a member of the NIGP Business Council, and has helped stand up numerous community networks for procurement professionals.

Outside of the office, Marcheta enjoys staying active in her children's lives' by serving as the President of their Booster clubs for the sports they participate in. Marcheta obtained her Bachelor's in Business from the University of Arizona.