The University of North Texas System has named Ron Brade Associate Vice 校长 for Strategic Sourcing & Chief 采购 Officer, effective October 5. In his move to North Texas, Brade will depart the federal government after 29 years, most recently serving as Associate Center Director for the NASA Ames Research Center in California.
Brade worked for several federal agencies during his career, including NASA, the Central Intelligence Agency/National Reconnaissance Office, and the National Institute of Standards & Technology. He earned several awards and honors during his time at NASA, including the federal agency’s Outstanding Leadership Medal in 2014. He will report to UNT System Vice Chancellor for 金融 & Chief Financial Officer Dan Tenney, who also worked at NASA alongside 优德注册官方 校长 Lesa Roe.
“校长ROE和我都非常兴奋地介绍罗恩brade到UNT世界 - 在我们的时间与美国航空航天局，我们有罗恩紧密合作，为他建立了一个成功的职业生涯，丰富的流程管理，战略采购和采购经验的领导者，”坦尼说。 “罗恩将发挥跨UNT世界不可或缺的角色，我们会努力成为在我们所有的业务决策更具有战略性和高效。”
In his newly-created role as Associate Vice 校长 for Strategic Sourcing & Chief 采购 Officer, Brade will provide strategic direction, leadership and supervision of strategic sourcing, contracts management, procure to pay functions, and the Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program across the UNT System, inclusive of its member institutions in Denton, Dallas and Fort Worth. He will work closely with the 优德注册官方’s central 人力资源 team, as well as with Chief Financial Officers and other key leaders from the system’s member institutions in order to optimize decisions for developing, co-sourcing and out-sourcing relevant activities. Brade will also oversee daily operations of existing procurement related activities, including purchasing policies, supplier relationships and incentive-based contracts.