In May 2018, Marcus Butler was appointed to the position of Director, VHA Supply Chain Systems Program Office (SCSPO), Veterans Health Administration Procurement and Logistics Office (10NA2). In this capacity, he is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation, and integration of enterprise-level systems that support VHA’s Supply Chain and manages an asset portfolio totaling over $4.5 billion.
Mr. Butler has over 15 years of public and private sector experience in operations, contracting, supply, acquisitions, and procurement. Most recently, he served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief Logistics Officer (DCLO) and provided executive consultation and technical advice on policy issues, strategic planning, organizational management, and vendor relations, for VA’s Supply Chain Breakthrough Initiative. As a delegated signature authority for the DCLO, he also led the successful realignment and reorganization of the VHA’s Supply Chain Office, and brought stability and standardization to the team of 190 employees and 100 contractors.
Mr. Butler has served in several program manager (PM) roles, including as PM for the Medical Product Data Bank (MedPDB). This joint program between VHA and the Department of Defense is aimed at enabling worldwide medical supply chain management in order to directly support the VHA clinicians serving our veterans. As the MedPDB PM, Mr. Butler led cross-program integration improvements that directly impacted medical decision-making best practices and managed robust data streams from diverse DoD and VA systems to generate comprehensive monthly views of medical supply chain products and purchasing activities. Mr. Butler also has extensive experience leading teams that analyze, research, develop, and field complex IT and non-IT systems to support large enterprises.
Mr. Butler is a U.S. Air Force Veteran and has earned an MPS in Project Management from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Industrial Technology from Tennessee State University.