Posted on 08/30/2019

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced the appointment of Shannon Hoppes as the City’s Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), a post created to maximize the value of City resources, protect taxpayer funds, and ensure small and minority-owned businesses are met with opportunities and not obstacles.

“My administration is focused on improving City services and spurring economic prosperity — and the Chief Procurement Officer is an important leader in meeting these essential goals,” said Mayor Garcetti. “Shannon’s proven track record of driving operational excellence, increasing transparency, and embracing innovative solutions make her the ideal Chief Procurement Officer.”  

In this role, Hoppes will streamline the City’s process for engaging vendors and build a more efficient contracting system. The Chief Procurement Officer will also ensure there’s a level playing field for small, women-led, and minority-owned businesses. Hoppes will begin her new position on September 3.

“Under Mayor Garcetti’s leadership, Los Angeles has reached new heights — and strategic updates to our procurement processes can carry the city even higher,” said Hoppes. “I am honored to serve as Chief Procurement Officer and look forward to building on the Mayor’s successes harnessing innovation and expanding opportunities for all Angelenos.”  

Most recently, Hoppes served as Executive Officer in the Office of the City Clerk. Hoppes began her City career with the Recreation and Parks department, and later worked at Los Angeles World Airports and the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. Hoppes also served on the Operations Innovation Team — a collaboration between the Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation and the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs looking to reform procurement and other critical business practices in the City.  

“Mayor Garcetti continues to show strong leadership in fostering initiatives that drive local economic growth and the creation of jobs,” said Michael Kelly, Executive Director of the Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy and Jobs. “The Mayor’s decision to make the City’s procurement process more transparent and accessible to the small business community has made a difference — and the appointment of Shannon Hoppes is the latest milestone in this work.”