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Kent Allin
Chief Procurement Officer
State of Minnesota

Phone: (651) 201-2400
Fax: (651) 297-3996
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State of Minnesota
Department of Administration
Materials Management Division
50 Sherburne Ave Ste 112
St Paul, MN 55155

Director Biography:

Kent Allin was born and raised in Minnesota. He graduated from Macalester College where he majored in political science and theater. Kent worked for a Legal Aide organization during the 1970’s and has subsequently worked for the State of Minnesota in a number of departments (Human Rights, Finance, Administration) and in both appointed and civil service roles. He was the project director for both Minnesota’s Commission on Reform and Efficiency and its Statewide Systems Project. In 2004, he received the McLaughlin Award from National Correctional Industries Association. He has served in an acting capacity as the state’s Administration Commissioner. Kent has led several procurement reform initiatives in Minnesota and currently chairs the governor’s strategic sourcing steering team. Kent lives in Minneapolis with his partner and devotes his free time to travel, films and theater.


Senior Staff:

Kent Allin
Director/Chief Procurement Officer

Brenda Willard
Assistant Director

Betsy Hayes
Professional/Technical Contracts Manager

Dorothy Lovejoy
Operations Manager

Justin Kaufman
Attorney/Negotiation Specialist

Jackie Finger
Acquisitions Supervisor

Luke Jannett
Acquisitions Supervisor

Procurement Programs:

Cooperative Purchasing Venture
Minnesota Multi-State Contracting Alliance for Pharmacy (MMCAP)

  • Alan Dahlgren, MMCAP Managing Director,
  • Rose Svitak, MMCAP Data Specialist,
  • Sara Turnbow, MMCAP Pharmacist,
  • Heather Pickett, MMCAP Attorney,

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Targeted Group/Economically Disadvantaged Small Business Program
WSCA PC Contracts

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