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About Director Weems
Confirmed as director in April 2012, Malcolm E. Weems brings more than a decade of experience in government and public service to the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). Weems began his career in public administration in 2000 as a finance manager for the Chicago Park District, after receiving his BA from St. Ambrose University in 1995. He joined CMS in 2005 as a strategic sourcing manager, before becoming chief operating officer of procurement, overseeing the Bureau of Strategic Sourcing and supervising the State’s procurement portfolio managers.
Weems’ specialization in fiscal oversight and operations management led him to serve first as associate director, then most recently as chief of staff of the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget (GOMB). In his role as director at CMS, he will continue advancing CMS’s core mission of helping state agencies serve the people of Illinois efficiently and cost-effectively. Weems also proudly serves as a member of the Governor’s Anti-Violence Commission.
Letters from Director Weems