Career Change Now Finds Payne Working with Federal Government in Procurement

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https://doi.org/10.54056/CMRN8078

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Barry Payne, Indigenous Procurement Specialist

Abstract

Perhaps the person most surprised that Barry Payne is employed by the federal government is Barry Payne himself. Payne, a member of Hiawatha First Nation in Ontario, is currently working with Procurement Assistance Canada (PAC) as an Indigenous procurement specialist. Payne had previously run various successful businesses, including a furniture company and a staffing company. He was also enjoying his share of success with a relatively recent initiative he called his own social enterprise. He was utilizing his numerous connections, offering advice, and helping First Nations people get established in their businesses.

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2023-05-01

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Lessons From Experience