The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Appoints Jessica Burton as Director, Procurement and Inventory Management

January 17, 2022

NASHVILLE, TN – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority has named Jessica Burton as Director, Procurement and Inventory Management. In this role, Ms. Burton will be responsible for acquiring all materials, services, supplies, equipment and provide leadership and direction through management of a comprehensive and coordinated program of procurement, inventory, and materials control activities. She will begin her new position on January 18, 2022.

Ms. Burton brings over a decade of procurement experience to this role. Most recently, she was the Director of Purchasing for Kentucky State University, the Commonwealth’s only public Historically Black College and University (HBCU), where she led the acquisition of materials, services and supplies in support of post-secondary education at the university. Previously, she was the Kentucky Education Technology Systems (KETS) Contract and Vendor Manager for the Kentucky Department of Education, managing enterprise education technology contracts for all of Kentucky’s public school districts.

“I am very excited by the opportunity to lead the purchasing team and serve the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority,” said Ms. Burton.  “I was drawn to the MNAA because of the dedication to service and success of travelers at the Nashville International Airport and the John C. Tune Airport. My family and I are thrilled to be joining the Nashville community.”

Ms. Burton earned her bachelor’s degree in Science from Sullivan University. She is a Certified Professional Public Buyer by the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. Ms. Burton is a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP): The Institute for Public Procurement.

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