Alissa Lawson

What’s your job title?

Purchasing Agent

Which location do you work out of?

San Luis Obispo


Tell us a little about yourself!

Hi I’m Alissa! I live in SLO with my fiance and 2 rescued cats- Saphire & Zara. I have an AA degree in Business Administration from Cuesta College and enjoy supporting local small businesses. I have 7 siblings – 5 brothers and 2 half-sisters, which made growing up quite the experience. Oh! Did I mention I’m also the youngest? I love true crime documentaries and cooking! Music is a passion of mine but I also really enjoy a good puzzle.

Where are you from?

Born in New York, but moved to SLO when I was 2.

How long have you been working at CIO Solutions?

5 Years!

If you could visit anywhere in the world you’ve never been, where would you go?

Santorini, Greece

What’s your favorite famous or inspirational quote?

Everyday may not be good, but there is something good in every day.

How did you first learn about CIO Solutions?

First started at TekTegrity and learned about CIO Solutions when we were acquired a year ago.

Before working at CIO Solutions, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

At 18, my first job was working for the SLO Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center. I worked there for 3.5 years and got to meet people from all over the world who came in to learn about our city and I got to tell them about fun activities to do around the county. I’m basically like a pro tour guide at this point.

What is the one food you cannot resist?

Anything breakfast! Especially Eggs Benedict.

What could you give a 30-minute presentation about with no advance preparation?

Anything True Crime related or about cats

What is your proudest moment at CIO Solutions?

Implementing effective procurement procedures

Which one would you want most – flying cars, robot housekeepers, or moon cities?

Moon City

What are 3 words you’d use to describe CIO Solutions?

Friendly, supportive, collaborative