Detroit Names Sandra Yu Stahl as New Chief Procurement Officer

The city of Detroit has appointed Sandra Yu Stahl as Chief Procurement Officer, In filling this cabinet-level position, Stahl becomes the highest ranking Asian-American in city government.

As Director of General Services Department, Stahl has led operations for Detroit’s facilities, vehicle fleet, parks, recreation, blight remediation and animal control. In addition to the 800 employees and $150 million budget for city services she had been leading, Stahl last year took over responsibility for the roll out of $200 million of ARPA-funded projects including expanding recreation centers, implementing the Skills for Life workforce development, and beautification projects across Detroit.

“My goals are to continue Boysie Jackson’s leadership in running this department on the principles of integrity and inclusion,” Stahl said. “As Detroit continues our recovery, I’m committed that the city’s procurement department does everything possible to make sure Detroiters get every opportunity to succeed in our purchases.”

Stahl received her bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies & Planning and a masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Stahl named Toni Stewart Limmitt, a highly respected executive in OCP as her deputy. Limmitt has over 20 years of experience in procurement, having worked at Rouge Steel, Severstal and AK Steel and the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department before joining OCP in 2017