Santa Rosa School District Purchasing Department

Santa Rosa School District Purchasing Department





Excellence in Achievement

The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council is honored to recognize Santa Rosa County School Board for maintaining a Fully Certified Procurement Staff.


Director of Purchasing and Contract Administration


As a 1978 University of West Florida graduate with a BS in management, Jud received his commission as a US Naval Officer in September of 1979. During his tenure as a Navy Supply Corps Officer he served as independent duty supply officer on board the reserve destroyer USS Fiske (DD842) and salvage rescue ship USS Edenton (ATS1), where he received the Navy Commendation Medal, and was the Assistant Supply Officer at NAS Whiting Field. He left the naval service in 1985, and began his career as Purchasing Manager for the Santa Rosa County School Board during the summer of 1986. He received the designation of Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) in 1996, Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) in 1997 and went on in later years to earn the designations of Florida Certified Purchasing Manager (FCPM), Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM) and Florida Certified Negotiator (FCN).   In 2001 he was given the additional responsibility as contract administrator for the district's food service and custodial operations, and in 2008 took on the transportation department.  Jud is a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP), School Nutrition Association (SNA), Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers (FAPPO), Florida School Nutrition Association (FSNA) and Florida Association for Pupil Transportation (FAPT).

Jud resides in Milton, Florida with his wife, Betsy, and Jasper, their chihuahua.  They have 3 grown children, sons Charlie and Cory, daughter Isabella, and granddaughters Rachel and Faith.


Cindy Lambeth, CPPB
Purchasing Agent

Cindy was first employed with the School District at King Middle School.  In the year 2000, she joined the Purchasing Department as a Secretary. As an accounting graduate from the University of West Florida, Cindy accepted the job as an Accountant/Manager in our Property Control Department. In 2014, Cindy promoted to the School District's Purchasing Agent. She manages the Purchasing, Surplus, Central Receiving and Property Control Departments.  She received her designation of Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) in 2015.

Cindy is an active member of the Central Gulf Coast Chapter of NIGP, Florida Association of  School Business Officials (FASBO), and National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP).



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Renee Paterna
Secretary III


Renee Paterna was born and raised in Pensacola, Florida.  She lived in Pensacola most of her life and then moved to Milton in 1991 where she still lives today. She knew Milton was a great place to live, raise her sons and send them to school. Renee started substituting in the schools and then became full time employed with the Santa Rosa County School Board in 2000 at Bagdad Elementary as Data Clerical.  In 2001 Bagdad Elementary School selected her as the Non-Instructional Employee of the Year. After 10 years working at the school she made a move to the Purchasing Department as the Secretary to Jud Crane, Director of Purchasing and Contract Administration. After working in the department five years, she was nominated in 2016 as the School Related Employee of the Year for the Administrative Complex.




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