Nancy McCallum LOR
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Transcripts - Nancy McCallum LOR
September 17, 2015
I am writing to recommend John Wesley Smith for a position within your organization. I
have worked with John Wesley Smith for over two years in a busy purchasing office at a Texas
governmental agency. Mr. Smith and I have collaborated on several projects ofhigh political and
financial profile, he as Historically Underutilized Business program coordinator and I as purchasing
project manager. In this work, I continue to have the pleasure to observe John Wesley in various
capacities, and he consistently demonstrates outstanding technical and communication skills.
From a technical standpoint, John Wesley Smith is solid. He completes his work on time and
may be counted on to arrive early and fully prepared for any meeting. He is a calming presence,
willing and able to help any proceeding run smoothly. As coordinator of a legislatively mandated
initiative, John Wesley interprets laws, develops policies, establishes procedures, and disseminates
programmatic requirements to both internal and external agency customers. He is further
responsible for monitoring and reporting the compliance of external customers for the statewide
tracking of the initiative’s success. Mr. Smith is ever ready to present any aspect of this work,
consistently reflecting attention to detail and flexibility in adjusting to the timelines of others. The
work of our office is voluminous, deadline-driven, and replete with unforeseen administrative tasks,
and Mr. Smith lends his professionalism to each endeavor, regardless ofbreadth.
Woven through John Wesley Smith’s technical prowess are his outstanding communication
skills. John Wesley is a likeable person, friendly and helpful to colleagues at all levels of the
professional hierarchy. That alone is valuable in the workplace, yet Mr. Smith offers more. He is
able to discern the nuances of a situation and provide what is needed, from leading a charge to
lending a hand. I have observed Mr. Smith deftly explain the intrincacies of his program to a room
full of executives and then quietly depart to make copies to aid a frazzled facilitator. He is unselfish
in accepting kudos, typically responding that the person thanking him will likely return the favor
one day. In completing his own tasks, supporting the work of others, and simultaneously
demonstrating an understanding of overall arc of a mission, Mr. Smith demonstrates an inherent
sense of both community and leadership, a powerful combination that affords him the drive and
ability to accomplish.
Reflecting the notion that how one does anything is how one does everything, John Wesley
Smith’s technical and communication prowess is evident in his social life, as well. Mr. Smith is a
family man dedicated to the growth and development of his children. He is committed to
participating in their educational and social events, both locally and out of town. He also finds time
to attend to his own growth and development through enrolling in classes in the evenings to
enhance his personal and professional knowledge. A devotee of physical fitness, he even began an
office fitness campaign to share his knowledge and demonstrate care for his coworkers.
I urge you to strongly consider this excellent candidate for a position within your company.
John Wesley Smith’s technical expertise and communication prowess will consistently serve to
foster success in others and to support any mission to fruition. Mr. Smith will make a superb
addition to your organization, as both member and leader.
Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) - Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) - Certified Texas Purchasing
Manager (CTPM) - Certified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM) - Certified Texas Purchaser (CTP) - Ph.D. Candidate,
The University of Texas at Austin - Adjunct Professor, St. Edward’s University
Telephone 512-517-1577, E-mail naiicyrnccallum(dyahoo.com
ancy L. McCallum