Jozette J. Cantois, CPM®, GPM-RCA, serves as Assistant Commissioner (St. Croix) at the Department of Property and Procurement within the Government of the U.S. Virgin Islands. A GVI employee for more than seven (7) years, she has held various senior management positions to include Executive Assistant to the Director (Energy Office), Deputy Director (Energy Office), and most recently as the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Staff (Office of the Governor). Collectively, she holds more than 20 years of private and public sector experience in executive operations, event/project management, green business, and marketing communications.
AC Cantois is tasked with the strategic planning, development, and implementation of sustainability best practices and policies in Government and is a member of the Department's Core Operations Team. Additionally, AC Cantois has direct oversight over the Divisions of Property, Transportation, and Printing, as well as the agency's Strategic Projects and Online Services. With her millennial mindset, she offers interdisciplinary proficiencies in strategic operations, business analysis, policy/program development, sustainable management, green project management, supply chain functions, energy/water/waste management, and sustainable innovation. Additional skillsets include advanced acumen in procurement, contract administration, negotiation skills, data analysis, Lean Six Sigma, and continuous process improvement.
AC Cantois holds a degree in Public Relations & Organizational Communications, as well as numerous professional certifications. She is a current student at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside majoring in Sustainable Management and Brandman University where she will earn her BBA in Supply Chain Management & Logistics. Her professional designations include Certified Public Manager® (CPM), GPM360° Registered Consultant and Assessor (GPM-RCA), and Federal Acquisition Certified - Contracting Officer Representative (FAC-COR). AC Cantois is also a professional member of the American Academy of Certified Public Managers®, the Institute of Management Consultants USA, the International Society of Sustainability Professionals, Green Project Management® Global, and the Association for Supply Chain Management. Locally, she is a founding member of the USVI Certified Public Manager Association, Inc., current Chair of the Board of Directors at Crucian Heritage and Nature Torusim, Inc., and the Co-Chair of the Energy Technical Team-Built Environment Working Group.