Lourdes Coss is a transformational leader with a 27-year career in government procurement. She held Chief Procurement Officer and senior executive positions at some of the largest local government agencies in the US (City of Chicago, Cook County, City of Houston, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Public Building Commission of Chicago).

Lourdes is the author of “Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques”; a certified John Maxwell Team coach, speaker, and trainer; a DISC Personality and Emotional Intelligence EQ i2.0/EQ360 Consultant; a Licensed Brain Trainer; and a certified Neuroencoding Specialist. She is currently the Principal Owner of M. L. Coss and Associates, LLC.

Lourdes has been recognized for her value-centered leadership and as a one of the “Top 50 Global Influencers and Thought Leaders in Procurement”. Post-Pandemic, you may find her in a café writing her next book, a blog post, or notes for the next podcast episode.