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Mike Perry Biography

Mike currently serves as the Chief Procurement Officer for the State of Tennessee, Central Procurement Office. He has more than 36 years experience in Tennessee State government.  

Prior to his appointment as Chief Procurement Officer in May 2013, Mike served as Deputy Chief Procurement Officer for approximately two years.  In May 2006, he was appointed to serve as an Assistant Commissioner for the State Department of General Services.  In this role, the Purchasing Division, Human Resources Division, and Governor’s Office of Diversity Business Enterprise were under his direction.  He also served as the department’s legislative liaison and the Emergency Services Coordinator for the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.  

Beginning in January 1992, Mike served as the Director of Postal Services for the Department of General Services.  Prior to assuming that position, he worked for 14 years in the Purchasing Division of the Department of General Services.