Alexandria M. Wilson
Alexandria M. Wilson, JD, CPPB is a procurement professional with extensive experience in supplier diversity, policy implementation, contract negotiation, and legal analysis.
Wilson most recently served as the first Chief of Supplier Diversity for the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology. In that role, she developed a comprehensive supplier diversity program that supported diverse businesses as they expanded their IT capacity, increased revenue, and enhanced their IT credentials. Wilson maximized supplier diversity by developing processes and procedures to make the procurement process inclusive, fair, and equitable while providing support, education, and mentorship to diverse businesses.
Wilson also served in many roles at the Illinois Chief Procurement Office for General Services, including Procurement Specialist, State Purchasing Officer, Policy Advisor, and Procurement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager. As a State Purchasing Officer, she oversaw and regulated procurements for numerous State agencies. Wilson managed the joint and cooperative purchasing program as the Policy Advisor and advised the Chief Procurement Officer for General Services on policy development. In her final role as the Procurement Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Manager, Wilson facilitated best practices in diversity, equity, and inclusion procurement issues, developed metrics to aid and support strategic planning, designed portfolio policies that reinforced supplier diversity in procurement, engaged in contract negotiations, and promoted diverse vendor relationships.
Wilson’s experience with contract compliance, legislation analysis, and solicitation oversight allows her to assess, regulate, and execute successful procurements. Her career demonstrates her vast experience and unwavering commitment to advancing diversity and equity across all areas of State government.
In 2022, Wilson received her Certified Professional Public Buyer certification from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leadership certification from Northwestern University.
Wilson graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science before earning her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri School of Law.
In her free time, Wilson enjoys traveling, indulging in delicious food, going to concerts, and making precious memories with her husband Marcus, and their adorable daughter, Alara.