Benjamin J.F. Cruz is a retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Guam and the former Speaker of the 34th Guam Legislature. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Claremont Men's College in 1972 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Santa Slara Law School in 1975.
Today, his abiding commitment to public service continues as Public Auditor of the Guam Office of Public Accountability. During his distinguished career spanning all three branches of government, his work has been marked with fairness, tenacity, and compassion. Previous positions include his work as Chairman of the Legislative Committee on Appropriations and Adjudication for three consecutive terms; federally-appointed Commissioner of the Guam War Claims Review Commission; Judge in the Superior Court of Guam; Director of the Guam Liaison Office in Washington D.C.; Legal Counsel for Governor Ricardo J. Bordallo; and Assistant Consumer Counsel in the Attorney General's Office.
10:20 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
The Office of Public Accountability will provide an overview of the procurement appeals process on Guam, as well as outline some of the common procurement deficiencies observed in the appeals process.
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.