CHICAGO – June 16, 2011. Governor Quinn today appointed Malcolm Weems as director of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS). Today’s action is the latest in a series of appointments the Governor is making as he continues to fulfill his commitment to creating jobs, fostering economic development and increasing efficiency and accountability in all areas of state government.
“The leadership and expertise Malcolm Weems has shown in helping my administration confront the most serious fiscal crisis in our state’s history make him perfectly-suited for this new role,” said Governor Quinn. “His experience will be invaluable as he leads the agency charged with finding savings and efficiencies throughout state government. I thank James Sledge for his years of dedicated service to the people of Illinois.”
Weems has served as chief of staff in the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget since 2009. He has also served as the agency’s associate director and as chief operations officer of procurement for CMS. Weems previously served as a finance manager for the Chicago Park district and is a member of the Governor’s Anti-Violence Commission.
“The Department of Central Management Services plays a critical role as the state continues to confront our fiscal challenges and looks to improve our minority contracting and hiring,” said Weems. “I look forward to utilizing my experience at the Office of Management and Budget to address these challenges and make our state government more efficient and effective.”
Weems is married and lives in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from St. Ambrose University.