Procurement Training Specialist
Department of Administrative Services
Joyce J. Auld is a native of Virginia. In 2004, she relocated to Georgia with her retired military husband after traveling all over the world.
After relocating to Georgia, Joyce became very serious and focused on completing her educational pursuit. As a Dean’s List recipient at Shorter University, she earned a Bachelor of Science degree (Management) in December 2007. Knowing the value and importance of education, Joyce immediately enrolled in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program (Human Resources) with Strayer University. In December 2009, she completed the requirements for an MBA with a 3.9 GPA.
Joyce has a passion and gift for working with married couples, specifically those in a blended family. She is a certified marriage facilitator for numerous marriage curriculums. In 2012, Joyce was awarded the Leadership Award from Georgia Family Council (now Georgia Center for Opportunity). She has received many other awards from organizations in the community for her work with blended families. Joyce and her husband have been featured in numerous magazine articles. They also starred in the documentary “Blended – The Unspoken Truth About Blended Families.” Joyce is the author of “What’s Really Happening in African-American Relationships.”
Joyce has worked with several state entities in various procurement roles. She currently works as a Procurement Training Specialist with the Department of Administrative Services. In July 2016, Joyce obtain the national certification - Certified Purchasing Public Buyer (CPPB) from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council. Other certifications held by Joyce include; Georgia Procurement Professional Associate (GCPA), Carl Vinson Institute of Government (CVIOG) – Primary Government Accounting Series. She is now pursing the CVIOG Budget and Financial Management certification for state government.