Eileen Cardillo currently serves the Town and School as the Purchasing Agent/Risk Manager. Eileen had previously worked for the Town of Groton where she was the Purchasing Agent. As the Purchasing Agent for the Town, she was responsible for securing goods and services for all departments of the Town in accordance with the Town Charter requirements and the Town’s Purchasing Manual. Process purchase requests and all solicitations (bids, request for proposals, and request for qualifications). She was also responsible for negotiating and monitoring lease agreements for equipment and buildings. Prior to working at the Town of Groton, Eileen held the position of Purchasing Agent/Risk Manager for the Town of Westerly/Westerly Public Schools. Eileen has a Bachelor’s in Business Information Systems. As the Purchasing Agent/Risk Manager, Eileen will be responsible for purchasing or overseeing purchases made by Town and School Departments. This position is also responsible for the legal and proper execution of central purchasing activities, including the procurement of supplies, materials, equipment, and services of desired grade and quality at prices most favorable to the Town and their issuance. This position is also responsible for obtaining general liability, auto and workers’ compensation insurance. In addition, this position will coordinate with the insurance companies and the Solicitor to resolve 3rd party claims brought against the Town and or School. Eileen is a member of the Rhode Island Purchasing Managers Association.