Date and time: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 2:00 PM ET- 3:30 PM ET (Eastern Time)
by: Rick Grimm, CPPO, CPPB, FCIPS with Carrie Mathes, MPA, CFCM, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P., Jack Pellegrino, CPCM, Lynda Allair, CPPO, Andrea Philyaw, CPPO, CPPB, PMP, and Stacy Adams, CPPB
hours: 1 (Contact hour awarded based on registering and attending the live event)
Discuss how procurement departments are navigating the challenges that have arisen with the COVID-19 outbreak.
The panel discussion will focus on:
•Emotional impact of employees and suppliers
•Agile and flexibility of the procurement function
•Open and transparent communication
•Navigating a remote workforce
•Continuing to perform the procurement function outside of the office environment
•Supporting our communities
•Effective Emergency Buying ... avoiding price gouging and fraud
After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:
1. How to navigate a remote workforce
2. Understand effective emergency buying while avoiding price gouging and fraud
3. Support your community
Rick Grimm has served as NIGP’s Chief Executive Officer for 21 years. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University. He served county governments and public school districts for 23 years, including over 12 years in the management of the public procurement function, before joining the NIGP team in 1998.
Carrie has over 20 years of procurement experience in both the private and public sectors. She currently serves as the Manager for the Orange County Procurement Division, and is responsible for approximately $600 million in annual contract awards.
Jack Pellegrino has over 34 years of government contracting and procurement experience working with diverse teams of contracting, procurement, and pricing staff in both the public and private sectors. Prior to re-joining the County as the Director of Purchasing and Contracting, Jack held executive positions with Fortune 500 companies, leading both contracting, procurement and pricing organizations.
Lynda has almost thirty years experience in procurement within a variety of agencies. She is currently a Director for the Canadian Public Procurement Council, a member of the NIGP's Purchasing’s Finance Committee and an NIGP instructor, and a Past President of the Ontario Public Buyers Association.
Stacy is the Deputy State Procurement Officer for the State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services managing the State Term Contracting Teams. With nearly 20 years of experience her skills represent governmental purchasing at the county, state agency and state-wide levels.
Andrea is the Procurement Director for Loudoun County Public Schools and has been with LCPS for over 20 years. Andrea's most recent accomplishments include being named to the Director position, serving on the implementation team to replace a 30-year-old financial and HR/Payroll system with Oracle, and becoming a certified NIGP instructor. She holds a degree in business administration from Strayer University and a Certified Professional Public Buyer certification.
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