Richard Pennington, J.D., LL.M., CPPO, C.P.M.

Richard Pennington
Richard Pennington
C.P.M. is a retired U.S. Air Force Colonel who began his career flying B-52s and ended it as a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He was a Colorado state purchasing director and director of the Colorado division of finance and procurement, where SCOPE was born as a continuous improvement model. He later served as counsel in the Denver government contracts department of McKenna Long & Aldridge, LLP.

After two years consulting, researching, and writing Seeing Excellence, Richard returned to the practice of law in April 2013. He serves as General Counsel to NASPO ValuePoint, the nonprofit subsidiary of the National Association of State Procurement Officials that supports cooperative purchasing by the states. Talk about a great procurement team!

Richard has written for Government Procurement and Contract Management magazines. His articles also can be found on the website of American City & County.

Richard is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, the University of Denver College of Law, and The George Washington University (Government Procurement Law). In 2005, he was selected as Manager of the Year by the Colorado State Managers Association. He was the 2009 recipient of NASPO’s Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award. Richard lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife Maggie.