Washington State Patrol, WA
Theresa began at the Washington State Patrol (WSP) in 2007. As a professional purchasing supervisor with almost 15 years of experience in the procurement field working her way up the ranks at the WSP, Theresa continues to be a humble, dedicated, reliable, and a persistent asset to the WSP. She has taken on additional duties and her responsibilities are more inline as an Assistant Manager of the Supply Section. Despite a recent software upgrade of the purchasing system (which has not been a smooth transition), high-volume, complexity of assignments, and backlog that her unit is experiencing, Theresa consistently finds ways to help her staff, co-workers and other sections of the WSP. Her willingness to improve processes, work unit team development, create team back-ups, and her commitment to educating WSP employees is unequaled. She researches to find solutions and address issues and challenges encountered.
In our current environment we often hear how about supply chain issues and the customer’s needs are Rush, Really Rush, and Really, Really Rush. A current project that has had its share of challenges is the Vehicle Wrap RFP for the Commercial Vehicle Bureau (CVEB). Theresa works in Supply and they normally order commodities, however she was tasked with conducting an RFP for a service (Services are completed by another Division at the WSP), to wrap CVEB vehicles. This was an important RFP to the Chief of the WSP and the Captains of CVEB. She saw this through until the service contract was fully executed.