As Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms continues to fill out her leadership team, she has announced the appointment of retired Lieutenant Colonel David L. Wilson II as the City of Atlanta’s new chief procurement officer. Wilson’s appointment becomes effective July 30, after more than 20 years of honorable service in the U.S. Air Force.
Wilson comes to the Mayor’s Cabinet from the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, where he served as the deputy division chief for the base’s Installation Contracting division.
“Few positions are more important than chief procurement officer,” Bottoms said. “As we continue to ensure transparency and fairness in our business operations. I am proud that someone of Wilson’s caliber will join our Administration.”
The search for the Chief Procurement Officer was led by members of the Mayor’s transition team, including:
- Douglas J. Hertz, chairman and CEO of United Distributors;
- Shan Cooper, chief transformation officer of Westrock;
- Cassius F. Butts, CEO, Capital Fortitude Business Advisors;
- Rene Diaz, President & CEO, The Diaz Group; and,
- Dr. Christopher R. Edwards, Atlanta Neuro Spine Institute, LLC.
Wilson joined the Air Force in 1998 and has held contracting positions throughout his military career including posts at Kessler Air Force Base in Mississippi, F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming and The Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
A recipient of the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service, Wilson supported 40 diverse organizations that managed $1.2 billion in commodity, service and construction contracts – and he consistently led teams recognized by the Air Force for outstanding contracting and management.