Manger of Procurement
Great Lakes Water Authority
Doing Business With Public Utilities (Water)
Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018
Sonya Collins is Manger of Procurement for Great Lakes Water Authority.
She has over 15 years of experience in procurement with over 8 years in the public sector, and is responsible for managing sourcing solutions for construction, design, and operations.
She joined the Great Lakes Water Authority (GLWA) shortly after its start-up in January 2016.
She is part of a team that annually manages a spend of $222 million in operations and maintenance costs as well as a five-year capital plan of $1.3 billion to provide water of unquestionable quality to nearly 4 million people and water resource recovery service to nearly 3 million people in the State of Michigan. In addition, she is responsible for the professional staff development program for a procurement group of 24 team members.
Sonya is a member of the National Institute of Government Procurement, and a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB).
Most recently, GLWA received the Michigan Public Purchasing Officers Association Agency of the Year Award for 2018, with Sonya being a key contributor for this honor.
Sonya holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with a Minor in Health Care Administration, from Michigan State University.