Aretha Battle-Jones, PhD

Aretha Battle-Jones, PhD

Co-Founder/Chief Procurement Officer Bidversity

As Bidversity’s Chief Procurement Officer, Ms. Jones leads federal government sales for the company, and manages an effort to simplify and standardize procurement processes central to the development of Bidversity’s web product.

Ms. Jones brings nearly three decades of distinguished leadership experience in government contracting to Bidversity. She has served as a commissioned officer in the Armed Forces for more than 26 years, and has led federal government procurement missions critical to American national security at agencies ranging from the Veterans Administration (VA) to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

As the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Chief of Logistics for the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS), Ms. Jones oversaw the procurement of $7 billion in Medical Equipment, and managed Strategic National Medical Stockpile storage facilities throughout the United States and South Pacific. Her mission was to ensure the availability and rapid delivery of a broad spectrum of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Supplies, Medical Equipment and Vaccines.

Ms. Jones holds a PhD in Organizational Management, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Regis College, and has graduated from programs in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University and Duke University. Ms. Jones lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where she enjoys teaching seminars to college students on leadership, public service.