Meet the Director:  Jack Pellegrino

Director: Jack Pellegrino

Jack Pellegrino has over four decades of government contracting and procurement experience working with diverse teams of contracting, procurement, and pricing staff in both the public and private sectors.  Prior to joining the County as the Director of Purchasing and Contracting, Jack held executive positions with Fortune 50 companies, leading the contracting, procurement, and pricing organizations.

From 2002 to 2006 Jack served as the County Deputy Director for the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), Contracts Support Division, during which time he developed and implemented best-practice contract formation and monitoring techniques to ensure contracting effectiveness and accountability.

Jack is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) and Fellow designated by the National Contract Management Association (NCMA); and Certified Procurement Professional designed by the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP-CPP).   He is Board Member for the California Association of Public Procurement Officials (CAPPO), a member of the Certification Commission of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), and is currently serving on the National Association of Counties - Financial Services Corporation (NACo FSC) Procurement Advisory Committee. 

Jack holds a degree in Economics; a Master of Science degree in Procurement and Acquisition Management and an Advanced Specialization in Government Contract Management from UCLA.