Chesterfield County Procurement Department
April 15, 2021
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — A long-time veteran of Chesterfield County’s Procurement Department, who last year assumed the role as acting county procurement director, is now officially overseeing the department she joined in 2010.
Stephanie S. Brown has been named the county’s procurement director after a national search to fill the opening recently ended.
The procurement department is staffed by 22 employees and is responsible for the negotiation and acquisition of supplies, services and equipment for Chesterfield County Government. The division also issues purchase orders and oversees the development of term contracts for services.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to further my career with Chesterfield County and lead an extremely talented team of procurement professionals,” Brown said.
An alumna of Liberty University, Brown joined Chesterfield’s Procurement Department in 2010 as an administrative manager, where over the course of a decade she moved into a variety of roles – including interim procurement director in August 2020. Prior to joining Chesterfield County, Brown worked for Petersburg-based District 19 Community Services.
Brown is a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. In 2017, she was named Virginia Association of Government Purchasing’s (VAGP) Buyer of the Year, and Chesterfield County Purchasing Employee of the Year in 2011.
“Stephanie has steadily risen through the ranks of the procurement department since joining the county in 2010, and in each job role, she’s done an outstanding job,” said Chesterfield County Deputy Administrator for Finance and Administration Matt Harris. “Stephanie is a tremendous homegrown talent and I am very proud to have her as the leader of this important function for the foreseeable future.”