Octavia Andrew is the Town of Leesburg’s next chief purchasing officer. She will replace Kathy Elgin, who is retiring at the end of the year.
She most recently worked as the senior buyer for the City of Hampton. She also has worked for the City of Richmond and Norfolk State University. She holds an MBA with a concentration in contract acquisition from Strayer University and is a certified professional public buyer and Virginia contracting officer.
Town Manager Kaj Dentler said she brings a reputation for innovation and experience with large construction projects. “She has already hit the ground running and we expect great things from her,” Dentler said in a statement.