Rick Grimm

Rick Grimm was appointed as NIGP’s 5th Executive Vice President/CEO in January 1998 and has served the NIGP membership for more than 20 years. Prior to his appointment, he was employed in county government and a public-school district for 23 years including 12 years in public procurement management.

In support of NIGP’s mission to develop, support and promote public procurement, Rick has executed leadership for several recent initiatives:  the creation of a unique shared governance structure to increase volunteer engagement opportunities for better decision-making; the expansion of online, on-demand education to provide greater life-long learning options; stronger positioning with colleges and universities to facilitate a prepared workforce; and strategic partnerships with associations of state and local executive leaders to advance the relevancy of public procurement as a lever for public trust and good government.

Rick earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (University of Miami) and a Master’s in Public Administration (Florida International University). He holds a Certified Public Procurement Officer Certification (CPPO) and a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.  He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply.