Akerley, Stephanie

Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, CPPB
Principal Procurement Specialist
Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission
6611 Kenilworth Avenue, Suite 300
Riverdale, MD 20737

(301)454-1600
(301)454-1606
stephanie.akerley@mncppc.org

Stephanie Akerley is a Principal Procurement Specialist for The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. She partners with CEOs, executives and end users to assist them in gaining the right product or service at the right price at the right time. After spending nearly three decades working in procurement, Stephanie knows what truly drives the procurement process —and it’s not just about knowing all “the rules.” It’s how well you connect with the people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them. This is true not only for internal clients, but external clients.


Stephanie earned her first CPPB in 1997. After taking a career break to raise her family, she once again earned a CPPB in 2015.

In 2017, she earned her Certified Technology Procurement Specialist (CTPS) certification from the Certified Technology Professionals Executives Society.


On the Faculty of :
Introduction to Public Procurement

Allair, Lynda

Ms. Lynda Allair, CPPO
Retired
Ministry of Finance
981 Sharpe Line
Cavan, ON L0A 1C0
CANADA

705-944-5117

seventowers@ymail.com

Lynda Allair, CPPO has almost thirty years experience in procurement within a variety of agencies.

Lynda is a Project Lead with the BPS Supply Chain Secretariat of the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Treasury Board Office. The Secretariat manages the OntarioBuys program which provides funding and advice to the province’s broader public sector (BPS) – currently principally, hospitals, school boards, colleges and universities - to help them modernize their supply chains and other back-office processes.

Prior to returning to the Ontario government, Lynda was Procurement Services Manager for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) - Canada’s largest mental health hospital - in Toronto, where she was responsible for all facets of the hospital's procurement functions. She was also a lead member for a number of working groups involved in post-merger amalgamation of functional groups, implementation of new initiatives and, more recently, the hospital’s Site Redevelopment.

Before joining CAMH, Lynda was Purchasing Agent for the Toronto Public Library, responsible for procurement of complex acquisitions and major projects, drafting policies and procedures and acting in an advisory capacity to senior staff and end-users. Prior to that she was Purchasing Officer for the Centre of Forensic Sciences (Ontario's forensic sciences laboratory), a department of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, responsible for all materials management functions, with emphasis on the acquisition and maintenance of scientific and computer equipment, acquisition and importation of sensitive and restricted materials, and control of all fixed assets.

Lynda is currently a Director for the Canadian Public Procurement Council, a member of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing’s Finance Committee (formerly Education) and an NIGP instructor, and a Past President of the Ontario Public Buyers Association.

On the Faculty of:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Risk Management in Public Contracting
Sourcing in the Public Sector


Badillo, Denise

Ms. Denise E. Badillo, CPPO, CPPB
Purchasing Director
City of North Charleston
2500 City Hall Lane
PO Box 190016
North Charleston, SC 29406

843-740-5899
843-745-1083
dbadillo@northcharleston.org

Denise has 24 years of procurement experience, 20 of those years have been in the public sector and with the City of North Charleston, where she currently serves as the Director of Procurement. She became certified as a CPPB in 2002 and earned her CPPO in 2014.


Denise has been an active member of NIGP and her local chapter, South Carolina Association of Purchasing Officials, since 1998. She is currently serving on the executive board of the local chapter.


Denise enjoys serving her community, reading, hiking, volunteering and spending time with family. She is married to Ricky Badillo; together they have five children and five grandchildren.


Ball, Roger

Mr. Roger L. Ball
6 ADB Avenue, Suite 21216 SW
Mandaluyong 1550
PHILIPPINES

+63 2 632 4085

rball@adb.org

Roger Ball is Director of Procurement Services at Fairfax County Public Schools based in Falls Church, Virginia. He is an experienced business leader with a career focus in driving performance and change by ensuring high-alignment with procurement best-practices, and increasing efficiencies and restoring credibility in the procurement function. Roger has also presented numerous workshops and seminars on a variety of procurement topics, both nationally and abroad.


In his present role, Roger provides strategic direction and oversight of a 70-member purchasing and supply management group at Fairfax County Public Schools Division, the 9th largest public school system in the U.S. and third largest employer in the State of Virginia. As Director of Procurement, Roger manages over $200 million in spend across 200+ schools and centers, and is focused on driving value through managing cost, lowering risk, facilitating revenue, and driving innovation.


Roger earned a B.A. in Economics from Clark Atlanta University, a M.S. in Management and a M.B.A. respectively from the University of Maryland University College. He holds four professional procurement certifications from the National Institute of Government Purchasing and the Institute for Supply Management.



Barkley, Sally

Ms. Sally C. Barkley, CPPO,PMP,C.P.M.,M.B.A.
Retired Members
13524 Cedar Creek Ln
Silver Spring, MD 20904-0000
UNITED STATES

(301)989-0752

sally.barkley@hotmail.com

Professional Certification(s) obtained:
CPPO, C.P.M.


Professional Experience:


Business Technology Analyst III


August 2007 – 2012 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Laurel, MD
Functional Implementer for Enterprise Resource Planning System, supporting the Procurement/Logistics functions


Management Support Specialist III


July 2004 – August 2007 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Laurel, MD
Management and technical support to Director/provided technical reports, contract administration, training Special projects leader/led Reengineering of Fleet Services and Inspection Services, implemented new Corporate Performance Management System


General Services Unit Coordinator (formerly Division Support Administrator


November 1988 – June 2004 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Laurel, MD
Responsible for managing Commission’s support services/managed mail/printing/graphics services/moveable assets
Special projects leader/Commission representative for interagency document management task force


Purchasing Agent (rose from Senior Buyer, Contract Supervisor


January 1981 – November 1988 Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission, Laurel, MD
Responsible for Commission’s procurement operations/developed the agency’s Procurement Manual, instituted the agency’s MBE program
Automated the purchasing operations


Education:


University of Maryland, College Park, MD, May1976 BS/Marketing
George Washington University, Washington, DC, May 1987 MBA/Procurement & Contracting


Honors and Awards:


Governor’s Citation for successful MBE Program, 1988
General Manager’s Awards for successful MBE Program, 1985, 1988
Certified Public Purchasing Officer, 1986-present
Certified Purchasing Manager, 1981-present


On the Faculty of:


Contract Administration
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Risk Management
Strategic Procurement Planning


Bauccio-Teschlog, Theresa

Ms. Theresa R. Bauccio-Teschlog, CPPB
Purchasing Manager
City of Everett - WA
3200 Cedar Street
Everett, WA 98201

(425)257-8901
(425) 257-8864
TBauccio@everettwa.gov

Theresa is the Purchasing Manager for the City of Everett in Everett Washington. She has 20+ years of procurement experience of which, over 16 years have been spent in public purchasing. She enjoys conducting Requests for Proposals for service contracts and administering construction projects from cradle to grave. Theresa has participated on both the Specifications and Protests Global Best Practice Task Force teams. In her spare time, she frequently teaches Adding Value to Procurement, World Class Procurement Practices, and Managing your End Users and Suppliers: “It’s all about Relationships!. She is a past Membership Secretary for the Washington State Chapter of NIGP and is currently the chapter’s Education and Research Chair.


Theresa is a graduate of Seattle University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a dual concentration in both Operations Management and Marketing.


On the Faculty of:

Contract Administration in the Public Sector


Contracting for Construction Services


Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector


Baylor, Amanda

Mrs. Amanda M. Baylor, CPPO,J.D.,MBA
323 Cumberland Drive
Rochester, IL 62563

(217)836-6988
(240)718-1711
gabaylor@att.net


Brennan, Paul

Mr. Paul J. Brennan, CPPO,FNIGP
Director of Purchasing
County of Rockland
Department of General Services
Bldg. A, 2nd Floor, Sanatorium Rd.
Pomona, NY 10970-3554

(845)364-3824
(845)364-3809
brennanp@co.rockland.ny.us

Certifications held: CPPO

Paul Brennan currently serves as Director of Purchasing for the County of Rockland, and has held procurement positions in both the private and public sectors for over 20 years. Paul has achieved accreditation as a Certified Public Purchasing Officer and Certified Purchasing Manager.

Both the National Purchasing Institute, and the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing have recognized the County of Rockland’s Purchasing Division, under Paul’s leadership. Rockland County's Purchasing Division has been awarded the "Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award" as well as the "Outstanding Agency Accreditation Achievement Award".

Paul was a founding member of the Hudson Valley Municipal Purchasing Group (HVMPG) and has been instrumental in the implementation of a regional approach to local government procurement in the Hudson Valley. In 2003, the New York State Forum on Information Resource Management (NYSFIRM) selected the HVMPG’s Regional Bid Notification system as the best local government web application in New York State for 2003.

Paul currently serves as President of the NIGP Board of Directors and on the Executive Board of the New York State Association of Municipal Purchasing Officials, Inc. and is a past president of the association.

Paul has previously presented programs for SAMPO, NIGP and various affiliates of the Institute of Supply Management, as well as participated as a panelist for Satellite Seminars sponsored by the Institute of Supply Management and the Office of the New York State Comptroller.

Paul resides in Suffern, NY with his wife Kristin and daughter Emily.


Buffington, Kirk

Mr. Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., CPFIM, MBA
Director of Finance
City of Fort Lauderdale
100 N Andrews Avenue # 619
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1016


(954)828-5576
kbuffington@fortlauderdale.gov

Professional Certification(s) obtained:
CPPO, C.P.M.

Experience:
Kirk Buffington, C.P.M. is the Director of Finance for the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida – a position he has held since 2014. He brings 19 years of procurement experience to the profession – including 17 years in public procurement for Florida municipal and county governments.

Kirk holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Florida State University and a Master's Degree in Business Administration with a major in Logistics and Materials Management from Webster University.

In service to NIGP Chapters, Kirk has held membership in the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP since 1993 and in the Southeast Florida Chapter since 1995. He has served as the Southeast Florida Chapter Vice President and was the President for two years. Kirk is a Certified NIGP Instructor and served as the President of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. in 2008-2009.

In service to the profession, Kirk has also held numerous leadership positions within the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) and as its President in 2001. He was also a member of the Local Planning Committee for the 1997 NIGP Forum in Fort Lauderdale.


Buffum, Don

Mr. Don Buffum, CPPO
Director, Procurement & Contracts
Mississippi State University
PO Box 5307
Mississippi State, MS 39762-0000

(662)325-2861
(662)325-2135
dbuffum@procurement.msstate.edu

With more than 25 years in public procurement, Don is currently the Director, Procurement and Contracts, Mississippi State University. He previously served as the Director of the Office of Purchasing and Travel. Don is a Past President of the National Association of State Purchasing Officials and was a charter member of the Mississippi Association of Governmental Purchasing Agents. Don is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), and is currently the chairman of the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council. Don is also a Master Instructor for NIGP. He has participated in several NASPO States helping States projects as well as NIGP Procurement Management Assistance Program (PMAP) projects.

On the Faculty of:
Fundamentals of Management and Leadership in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement


Carney, Dennis

Mr. Dennis T. Carney, CPPO, MBA
3101 Bembridge Road
Columbus, OH 43221
UNITED STATES

(614)670-1891
614-451-9685
dcarney277@att.net

Dennis Carney, CPPO, MBA, recently retired from the Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio where he was Purchasing Director for 15 years. His responsibilities included managing the procurement, warehouse, and delivery services departments. He has written numerous RFP’s for products, services, and software. Mr. Carney also negotiated contracts for the school district and was a member of the district’s minority vendor participation team. His departments developed an electronic bidding system, a delivery services work order system, and an Access database that managed the district’s records retention warehouse. Prior to working for the schools, Mr. Carney worked for nine years in the private sector for the procurement department at Bank One. Mr. Carney has an MBA from Capital University where he graduated with highest honors and is a member of Toastmasters International. Mr. Carney teaches Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector and Sourcing in the Public Sector for NIGP.

Chasteen, Nadine

Ms. Nadine Chasteen, CPPO, CPPB
308 Rosewood Circle
Mauldlin, SC 29662
UNITED STATES

(864)608-3337
(864)000-0000
nadinechasteen@gmail.com

Nadine Chasteen, CPPO, CPPB, has served the public sector for 30+ years and currently serves as the Director of Procurement Services which includes purchasing and contracts. Nadine is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in Business Administration. Her background is in finance and grants and she has been in public purchasing for 18+ years. Nadine is a Certified Professional Public Official and Buyer and serves as a face-to-face trainer for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing. Nadine has written and initiated a training class for all Greenville County employees who are involved in procurement and contracts and also organized and led cooperative training classes for vendors with the County and Municipalities. She enjoys sharing her experiences and knowledge with other purchasing professionals ranging from the basics to management.

Nadine has been a member of NIGP and the local chapter since 1997. She has served on the executive board of the local chapter in many different capacities during that time and is committed to professional development. She has also served NIGP as a volunteer for the Quality Control Teams for several Forums and the Community Service projects held prior to the Forums.

Nadine enjoys serving her community through the United Way and American Cancer Society. She’s committed to helping where she can.

On the Faculty of:
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management
Introduction to Public Procurement


Comly, Mary Jane

Ms. Mary Jane Comly, CPPO,CPA
7021 G Haycock Rd
Falls Church, VA 22043
UNITED STATES

(703)864-0722
(703)324-3587
wschneeweis@verizon.net

An accountant by training, Mary Jane entered the procurement field in the after several years as a tax specialist and agent with the Internal Revenue Service. She began her procurement career in the early 1990’s as a federal Contract Specialist, buying base-level services and equipment for the U.S. Coast Guard. She moved on to become a Buyer for the City of Fort Lauderdale, purchasing a variety of commodities from palm trees to port-a-potties.

Mary Jane came to Fairfax County, Virginia in 1997, where she became the team leader of the Department of Purchasing and Supply Management’s procurement audit program team. Mary Jane and her team also implemented and administered the County’s procurement card program.

Currently a member of the Department’s management team, Mary Jane is now a procurement management analyst. As a jack-of-all-trades in the purchasing shop, she performs a variety of jobs, including writing procurement policy and procedures, tracking departmental performance, and creating and presenting procurement-related training to county internal and external customers.

Mary Jane is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University. She holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certificate and a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certificate. She is very proud to be a Master Instructor for NIGP.

On the Faculty of:
CPPB Prep
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement


Coss, Lourdes ( Maria de Lourdes)

Ms. Lourdes ( Maria de Lourdes) Coss, CPPO
5933 N. Sauganash Lane
Chicago, IL 60646
UNITED STATES

(312)927-3490

lourdes.coss1@gmail.com

Lourdes Coss, MPA, CPPO - is the author of “Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques;” a certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Speaker, Teacher, and Trainer. She is an accomplished procurement professional with approximately 30 years of experience. Lourdes held executive level positions in major public organizations, such as: City of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Public Building Commission of Chicago, Cook County, and City of Houston; and is now working with Canon Solutions America as a subject matter expert for government. She continues to add value to public entities through consulting and training. Lourdes led transformative changes in various agencies leading to savings in excess of $100 Million, higher personnel credentials; and transition to strategic/value add operations. She authored and implemented the procurement code for the City of Houston and participated in the development of and implemented the procurement code for Cook County. Achievements include: national awards for operational excellence, cost savings, and Spirit of NIGP. Lourdes also held positions on various Boards, including NIGP. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico and received her MPA from Florida State University.

Culpeper, Alan

Mr. Alan H. Culpeper, CPPO, VCM, VCO
Director of Procurement
County of Culpeper
155 West Davis Street, Suite 100
Culpeper, VA 22701-2622

(540)727-3488 (3)
(540)727-3486
aculpeper@culpepercounty.gov

Alan H. Culpeper, CPPO, VCO, Director of Procurement and Communications for Culpeper County, Virginia. Mr. Culpeper has been employed with the County of Culpeper since 2001 and holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.

As the Director of Procurement for the County he leads the Purchasing Team in providing services for the acquisition of goods/services and constructions ensuring all goods/services are of appropriate quality and are acquired in a timely and cost effective manner at the least expense to the County.

As the Communication Director his team is charged with the responsibility of planning, constructing, operating and maintaining a Public-Safety communication network for County agencies, and to support all voice communication.

Mr. Culpeper is a charter member of the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP) and currently sits on the VAGP Professional Development Foundation. He is a certified Instructor and a Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) with the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and is a certified Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO) with the State of Virginia.

Having a passion for public procurement and leadership Mr. Culpeper provides insights and solutions for a changing purchasing workforce. Using the knowledge gained though NIGP, and VAGP he helps purchasing professionals focus on enhancing and improving their ability to capture the meaning of government purchasing, and to improve their efficiencies.

As an NIGP Instructor he promotes confidence, challenges minds, and guides positive outcomes. VAGP will benefit from his purchasing knowledge and his unshakeable belief in the ability that all public purchasing officials can do great things.

On the Faculty of:
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Presentation Skills for Procurement Officials


Dale, Jack

Mr. Jack J. Dale, CPPO,CPPB,J.D.
Senior Buyer
City of Fort Worth
200 Texas Street
Fort Worth, TX 76102-0000

817-392-8357
(817)392-8440
j.dale@sbcglobal.net

Jack Dale is the Purchasing Manager for the City of Fort Worth, a position he has held for over eight years. The Fort Worth Purchasing Division handles procurement planning and acquisition of goods and general services for City departments.

Jack has over 20 years of experience in contracting and procurement. He is a Certified Instructor for NIGP, a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), and holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Juris Doctor degrees.

Mr. Dale teaches: Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing


Daniels, Maureen

Ms. Maureen D. Daniels, CPPO,CPPB,VCO
Procurement Management Account Executive
Virginia Department of General Services
1111 East Broad Street
PO Box 1199
Richmond, VA 23218-1199

(804)786-0266
(804)786-5712
maureen.daniels@dgs.virginia.gov

Maureen currently works for the Department of General Services, Division of Purchase and Supply as a Procurement Management Account Executive (AE). As an AE Maureen assists with the procurement management of approximately 40 state agencies by providing consultation, advice, process remodeling, e-procurement solutions, regulation and policy interpretation, compliance reviews and training. She is an instructor for the Virginia Institute of Procurement VCA and VCO certification programs and presents at DPS’s Annual Forum.

Maureen has over 28 years experience in Public Procurement, she served in the United States Air Force, worked for Miami-Dade Transit and the City of Richmond. Maureen has her Bachelors Degree and an Associate Degree in Business Administration and also holds CPPO, CPPB, and VCO certifications

On the Faculty of:
Introduction to Public Procurement

Davis, Gregory

Mr. Gregory Davis
1112 Manatee Ave., W., Ste. 803
Bradenton, FL 34205-7804

(941)749-3037
(941)749-3034
gregory.davis@mymanatee.org


Davis, James

Mr. James H. Davis, CPPO, M.B.A.
Medical University of South Carolina
3490 Old Ferry Road
John's Island, SC 29455-7832
UNITED STATES

(843)571-5109
(843)792-9081
Davisjh172@gmail.com

On the Faculty Of:
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis


Davison, Bill

Mr. Bill D. Davison, CPPO
Purchasing Director
County of Stearns
Administration Center
705 Courthouse Square
Saint Cloud, MN 56303-4781

(320)656-3970
(320)656-3977
billdavison1@gmail.com

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, B.S. Economics; University of Minnesota M.S. Contract Administration and Acquisition; Florida Institute of Technology

Experience:
Bill is the Director of Purchasing for Stearns County Minnesota. He has Experience in Design Build and Traditional bidding. He has developed numerous RFP’s for several enterprise software systems, website projects and professional services including; County financial system, Zoning and planning consultants, architects and automation of Law Enforcement operations and 800 mhz radio. Bill is adjunct professor for Florida Atlantic University, he teaches Contract Administration for graduate and undergraduates.

Bill is a master instructor for NIGP.

Bill has authored several procurement texts; The 2004 NIGP Contract Administration text, and was the text editor for the 1999 Intermediate Public Procurement text, lead author for the 2000 Contract Management text.

Bill has had 3 papers, on Contract Administration, accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Procurement and Journal of Research Management. These papers have been presented at the 2nd and 3rd annual International Public Procurement Conferences. Bill was selected by NIGP as the 2000 National Manager of the Year.

On the Faculty of:
Fundamentals of Leadership & Management
Introduction to Public Procurement
Contract Administration
CPPO Prep
CPPB Prep
Protest and Disputes: What's a Buyer to Do?


Eady, Mary

Ms. Mary J. Eady, CPPO
Procurement Agent, Sr.
DeKalb County
1300 Commerce Drive
Decatur, GA 30030

404-371-2614
(404)371-7006
meady@dekalbcountyga.gov


Ellis, Tony

Mr. Tony R. Ellis, CPPO
109 Caedmons Creek Drive
Irmo, SC 29063-0000
UNITED STATES

(803)732-2355

EllisTR2@aol.com

Professional Certification(s) obtained:
CPPO
NIGP Master Instructor

Experience: Tony’s career spans 37 years with the State of South Carolina. He began as a purchasing agent and was promoted to State Purchasing Director. Later he became the first State Materials Management Officer and subsequently appointed Director of General Services.

Tony worked with the State Legislature to enact the first comprehensive state procurement code and regulations in 1980. He implemented statewide training for all public procurement officials and received the first CPPO certification in South Carolina.

Tony has served in many capacities for NIGP from writing text, serving as a board member to teaching. He is designated as a Mater Instructor. Tony received the NIGP Distinguished Service Award and numerous other awards during his career. He earned a BS in Marketing from the University of South Carolina and a MA in Management from Central Michigan University.

On the Faculty of:
Contracting for Construction Services
Fundamentals of Leadership & Management
Warehousing & Inventory Control
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Risk Management in Public Contracting
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
CPPO Prep
CPPB Prep


Everett, Carolyn

Ms. Carolyn L. Everett, CPPO, CPPB
103 Quail Run
Frankfort, KY 40601

(859)329-7214
(502)564-6822
bb_lex2007@yahoo.com

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, CPPB


Experience: Carolyn retired from Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet, Division of Engineering & Contract Administration (DECA), where she served a Strategic Procurement Specialist III.


> With over 29 years of experience, she has held a variety of positions in both the private and public sectors. Carolyn started her formal procurement career in the private sector, purchasing IT hardware, software, and paper goods for manufacturing plants, including Whirlpool Corporation. Later, she took a public procurement position at the Cabinet for Health & Family Services (CHFS), where she began as Administrative Secretary to the Branch Manager of the Procurement Dept. There, she moved through the ranks of Purchasing Officer I, II, III, Purchasing Agent I, and Internal Policy Analyst II, conducting complex Request For Proposals (RFPs) for Child Support, Food Stamps, Medicaid, IT technology, maintenance agreements, copiers, cell phones, etc. She also conducted solicitations for construction projects, equipment, maintenance, repairs, and Capital projects for the various State agencies, as well as the Kentucky universities and Department of Military Affairs.


Carolyn is a long time member and served as Chapter President for the Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) and serves on the Forum Committee for NIGP




NIGP Courses / Topics:
Contract Administration
Contracting for Construction Services
CPPO PREP
CPPB PREP
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals
Introduction to Public Procurement

Fleming, Beth

Ms. Beth D. Fleming, CPPO,C.P.M.,CPSM
Director of Purchasing
Denton County
401 West Hickory - Suite 324
Denton, TX 76201-0000

(940)349-3130
(940)349-3131
beth.fleming@dentoncounty.com

Beth D. Fleming has held position of the Director of Purchasing for Denton County since 1992. Beth received her BBA from Texas Woman's University and has received CPSM certification in 2013 and lifetime C.P.M. certification from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). She received her CPPO from the UPPCC in 2007. In 2015, Beth was elected to the Member Council of NIGP, the Institute for Public Procurement, where she also serves as a Certified Instructor. She has also served in many other professional positions including Past President for the Texas County Purchasing Association (TCPA) and Past President for the National Purchasing Institute (NPI). She has served on the Affiliate Support Council and the Executive Committee for ISM. Beth has served as Chair for the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award® established by NPI for three years. Under her leadership, the Denton County Purchasing Department is one of only six government entities in the United States to receive the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement award from the NPI for all twenty years since its inception.

Beth provides training and professional development for public procurement professionals and taught as an adjunct professor for the University of North Texas teaching Supply Management for 12 years. Ms. Fleming is the author of Buying E-Procurement for Government Agencies: Funding Models and Challenges, 2005, published by Decision Science Institute and Funding e-Procurement Initiatives in US Government Agencies: Challenges, Models and Trends published by the International Journal of Procurement Management in 2010.

On the faculty of:
Contract Administration
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector


Foster, Joyce

Ms. Joyce D. Foster, CPPO, CPPB
DeKalb Peachtree Airport
2579 Andover Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30360-1923
UNITED STATES

404-406-4082

joydfoster@comcast.net

Joyce has over 25 years of experience in Public Procurement and is currently the Contract Administrator for DeKalb Peachtree Airport, the second busiest airport in the state of Georgia. Her responsibilities include complex solicitations, leasing and contracting services. Joyce is an Instructor for NIGP in face-to-face classes and in online instruction. She is a contributor to the development of the CPPO and CPPB Prep Guides, the Protests Text and to the development of the Contract Administration, Contracting for Public Sector Services, Risk Management and Specifications online courses. A graduate of Georgia State University, Joyce holds Lifetime CPPO and CPPB designations. She served on the Board of Directors for Georgia NIGP for several years and was the 2009 Georgia NIGP Public Purchasing Buyer of the Year. On the Faculty Of: Contracting for Public Sector Services Contracting for Public Sector Services Online CPPB Prep CPPO Prep Contract Administration Contract Administration Online Contracting for Construction Services Developing and Managing RFPs in the Public Sector Developing and Managing RFPs in the Public Sector Online Introduction to Public Procurement Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results Risk Management in Public Contracting Risk Management in Public Contracting Online Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector Specifications CPPB Prep CPPO Prep

Gerhardt, Theresa (Terri)

Mrs. Theresa (Terri) M Gerhardt, CPPO, CPPB
Georgia Institute of Technology
5732 Sunburst Drive
Powder Springs, GA 30144
UNITED STATES

(770)617-5333
404-894-8552
tmgerhardt@rocketmail.com

Terri Gerhardt, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager for Georgia Institute of Technology. Ms. Gerhardt has worked in public procurement for over 20 years. She has the unique experience of starting her career in public education at the grade school level working her way through the system to become director of procurement. Terri moved to higher education in 2012 holding positions at Valdosta State University and her current position at Georgia Institute of Technology.


Terri has developed and taught classes for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing, Georgia Chapter of NIGP, Governmental Purchasing Association of Georgia, Fayette County Public Schools, Valdosta State University, Georgia Institute of Technology and 2013 NIGP Forum. She has served as the Education Chair for the Georgia Chapter of NIGP.


Terri believes the classroom experience should facilitate learning and provide tools needed for application of best practices. She encourages every student to strive for success.


Terri serves on the faculty of the following NIGP courses:

Contracting for Public Sector Services
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Risk Management in Public Purchasing
Sourcing in the Public Sector
Warehousing and Inventory Control


Ghamami, Omid

Omid Ghamami, CPSCM, MBA
Folsom Lake College
10 College Pkwy
Folsom, CA 95630

916-790-0965

omid@purchasingadvantage.com

Omid Ghamami, MBA, CPSCM has 18 years’ experience with Intel Corp, holding responsibility for $1B + in annual expenditures as a procurement executive, and also managing Intel's global procurement operations. He was also responsible for the negotiation planning, execution, & training processes for the entire $16B global procurement organization.


Omid specializes in helping public procurement professionals generate better performance results, better influence results with end users and bid committees, the ability to better drive best value decision making within the constraints of the public procurement environment, and the skills needed to prevent supplier performance excursions instead of being able to respond to them. His passion is helping public procurement professionals find new ways of driving procurement excellence.


Since 1995, Omid has performed consulting, training, and executive coaching for thousands of procurement executives and professionals from 24 different countries on topics related to the entire spectrum of procurement, supply chain management, purchasing contract law, negotiations, and supplier management. Omid has the trained all 50 Chief Purchasing Officers of the United States and has worked with many public procurement associations, agencies, and cooperatives.


Omid has published a multitude of articles in prestigious global procurement journals, is the author of two procurement books that are best-sellers in the profession and has 50+ hours of TV appearances as a procurement industry expert. He has been sought out and interviewed by Fortune Magazine regarding Fortune 500 strategies for success in the 21st century and has also presented by request to Harvard University’s prestigious Supply Chain Management program.


Omid is also the founder, chief architect, & exclusive Adjunct Professor of Procurement for the only procurement curriculum/certificate program in the California State Community College System.


Omid holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business from California State University Sacramento and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of California, where he was Class President. He is also a Certified Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager (CPSCM™) and is the founder of the Center for Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Excellence.


Gillespie, Marcheta

Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM
12725 W. Emigh Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743

(520)940-7194
(520)791-4735
marcheta.gillespie@gmail.com

UPPCC Chair of the Governing Board; Past President of NIGP


Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM, is the Director for the City of Tucson's Department of Procurement. With over 25 years of experience in public procurement, Marcheta is a passionate advocate for her profession. Her areas of expertise include organizational leadership, strategic planning, public sector contracting, project management, program development, marketing, cooperative procurement, training and public speaking.


Marcheta currently serves as the Chair of the UPPCC Governing Board. She was the 2013-2014 President of NIGP - The Institute for Public Procurement, and served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. She was the first Chair of the NIGP Talent Council and Chair of the NIGP 2.0 Task Force, an historic project of governance model transformation. She has also chaired the NIGP Task Force for the Values & Guiding Principles Initiative, the NIGP Forum Committee and the NIGP Governance Committee. She has been an active leader and member of the NIGP Southern Arizona Copper Chapter since 1991.


Marcheta has spoken and trained at hundreds of international, national, regional and local conferences and events. She is an NIGP Master Certified Instructor and has developed numerous training programs as well as written for national procurement publications. Marcheta owns MG Procurement Consulting, LLC, serving as a professional consultant on numerous agency projects. In 2009, Marcheta was selected as the NIGP Copper Chapter Manager of the Year.


On the faculty of:

Contract Administration
Introduction to Public Procurement
Sourcing in the Public Sector
Promoting the Procurement Function


Gregg, Stacy

Ms. Stacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB
Procurement Manager
State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services
1201 Main St., Suite 600
Columbia, SC 29201-4226

803-737-2609

sgregg@mmo.sc.gov

Stacy Gregg began her career in Public Procurement in 1996. Currently, she serves as Procurement Manager for the State of South Carolina’s Division of Procurement Services. Stacy is an active member both with the Institute and at the Chapter level, currently serving as an Ambassador with NIGP’s Region 4 and in her second term of President of the SC Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials. Stacy also has the distinction of being the recipient of NIGP’s 2014 Buyer of the Year award and SCAGPO’s 2013 James H. Barnes Award, the Chapter’s highest Award.

Groat, Deborah

Ms. Deborah S. Groat, CPPB,C.P.M.,ACG
108 Metispa Dr.
Severna Park, MD 21146

(410)732-0500 (1007)

dgroat@verizon.net


Gustafson, Michael

Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
8000 John Davis Drive Apt 1602
Frankfort, KY 40601-7576
UNITED STATES

(502) 680-2671

mikegustafson54@gmail.com

Mike recently retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky on August 1, 2016. While he was with the State, Mike was in the Office of Procurement Services (OPS) in the Finance and Administration Cabinet (FAC) where he was a Strategic Procurement Specialist II.


Mike began his procurement career with the State in April 2000. During this time he had the responsibility of creating and administering the Master Agreement Contracts for many of the transportation related items - Fleet vehicles, school buses, tires, tractors, mowers, backhoes, all terrain vehicles, boats, aircraft, Fleet fuel, diesel and propane fuels. Most recently Mike had been the subject matter expert on all types of insurance, advertising, marketing, and digital media services, office supplies, and public safety and law enforcement items.


He worked with many State Agency representatives in the development of Request for Bids (RFBs) and Request For Proposals (RFPs) which resulted in Contracts and Master Agreement Contracts for their use. These were for the use of many of the State Agencies, local governments (cities and counties), schools, and universities.


In addition to Mike’s State procurement-related experience, Mike has management supervisory experience. His supervisory responsibility and accountability were for various size U.S. Army active-duty units (as a Platoon Leader for a 35-person platoon and as a Battery Commander for a 150-person Air Defense Artillery battery.) He had responsibility for office staff management in logistical and supply-related active and reserve-duty offices. Mike served as an Instructor as well as a Regional Coordinator for 6 years in the Command and General Staff Officer College (CGSC) and taught various strategic and logistical courses to military personnel. Mike retired from the US Army Reserves with 28 years of service.


Mike has served as the supervisor for the procurement office / warehouse in an automotive Tier 1 parts supplier. Mike insured that the procurement and warehousing activities were accomplished in a timely manner to allow for uninterrupted parts production and delivery.


Mike received his Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification in November 2008 and his Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification in April 2002. Prior to his retirement, Mike also served as a member of the Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) Board of Directors and was the Chairperson of the Education, Professional Development, and Certification Committee.


In his new role as being retired, Mike plans to continue facilitating NIGP courses.

Contact information:

Email: mikegustafson54@gmail.com




On the Faculty of:

CPPB Prep

CPPO Prep

Contract Administration in the Public Sector

Developing and Managing Requests For Proposalsin the Public Sector

Introduction to Public Procurement

Sourcing in the Public Sector

Strategic Procurement Planning

The Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing


Hart, Jodi

Mrs. Jodi S. Hart, CPPO, CPPB, MBA
Chief Procurement Officer
City of Fort Lauderdale
100 N. Andrews Avenue, #619
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301-1016

(954)828-5677

jhart@fortlauderdale.gov

Jodi Hart is the Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Fort Lauderdale. Jodi began her purchasing career in 1994 and has been involved in Procurement and Inventory Management in both the public and private sectors for over 20 years. Having, worked in private business, commodities speculative buying, medical purchasing. City Government, K12 and higher education, Jodi has a diverse background to offer in the classroom. Jodi holds both the CPPB and CPPO certifications and has an MBA from Florida State University. On the Faculty of: CPPB Prep CPPO PREP INTRO to Public Procurement Protests

Hayes, Renee

Mrs. Renee M Hayes, CPPO,CPPB
Purchasing and Fixed Assests Manager
Sarasota County School Board
101 Old Venice Road
Osprey, FL 34221

941-486-2183
941-486-2188
Renee.Hayes@sarasotacountyschools.net


Hayslette, Kenneth

Mr. Kenneth D. Hayslette, CPPO,CPCM,C.P.M.
PO Box 4563
DeLand, FL 32721-4563
UNITED STATES

386-734-8056
(386)734-8056
khayslette@gmail.com

Kenneth is a professional consultant, speaker, & trainer specializing in the areas of Public Procurement, Contracting, Communications, and Personal Achievement. His passion is to assist others to become successful and thus happier in their careers and personal life.

During his 42+ year procurement career Kenneth has been responsible for the centralized & decentralized procurement of almost every type of commodities, services, and construction.

Ken’s background includes serving as the Operations Manager for a mid-sized consumer electronics firm. Subsequently he worked for Volusia County, FL working his way up from Buyer, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing Systems Coordinator, to the Purchasing Director. He also has served as the Procurement Services Director for Lake County, FL, Services Contracts Manager for the District of Columbia, and Purchasing Manager for Rockville, MD. Ken is currently in private practice providing educational and consulting services to individuals, public and private organizations.


Hicks, Don

Mr. Don A. Hicks, CPPO,CPPB,ARM
Contract and Risk Manager
Multnomah Education Service District
11611 NE Ainsworth Circle
Portland, OR 97220-0000

(503)257-1518
(503)257-1517
dhicks@mesd.k12.or.us


Hodes, Carol

Ms. Carol D. Hodes, CAE
2411 Dulles Corner Park Suite 350
Herndon, VA 20171



chodes@nigp.org

Carol Hodes, CAE is the Executive Director, Knowledge Management. She holds a degree in Education and for the past sixteen years has been contributing to the advancement of education and professional development with NIGP. She spends a significant amount of time working with a number of stakeholders to deliver creative and innovative approaches to NIGPs continuing education delivery systems, research and is committed to advancing academic excellence for the profession.


Hutchison, Mark

Mr. Mark D. Hutchison, Sr., CPPO,CPPB,C.P.M.
5537 Mossy Creek Drive
Dublin, OH 43016-8331

(614)531-3806
614-474-8075
mdhsr7@gmail.com

Mark is a Master NIGP Instructor, licensed REALTOR, real estate investor, consultant, USAF Veteran and retired from the state of Ohio. Married in 1972 to Linda, 2 adult children and 4 young grandchildren

Mark earned his CPPO in 1996, CPPB in 2004 and Lifetime C.P.M. Earned his Bachelor of Public Administration Degree in 1988, served on the public School Board 1982-1997.

Mark started with the state of Ohio in 1985 and retired the end of 2009. He has been active with governmental procurement activities over the years. CO-OPP local NIGP Chapter President twice (2 two year terms) Co-Chaired the NIGP Forum in 2001 being held in Columbus, 9 years on the UPPCC, NASPO Board of Trustees 2001-2004, Chaired the 2004/2005 Annual NASPO Marketing Conference.

Mark has taught in at least 20 states and Canada.

On the Faculty of:
Contract Administration
CPPB PREP
CPPO PREP
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement


Johnson, Barbara

Ms. Barbara R. Johnson, CPPO, CPPB, MPA
4002 Deer Run Ct
Maumee, OH 43537
UNITED STATES

(614)507-0358

brjohnson819@gmail.com

Barb is the former Agency Procurement Officer for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She also served as the Procurement Manager for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and the City of Columbus.


Barb has served on the NIGP Board of Directors and many Public Procurement Institute committees and task forces. In 2014, NIGP honored Barb with a Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the Institute, the Procurement Profession and the entity she served. In 2008, NIGP recognized Barb as the Manager of the Year Awardee. In 2010, she co-authored the update to the text entitled “Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector” which is published for use in the class with the same title for NIGP. She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Procurement (JOPP.)


Barb has instructed courses and workshops for The Ohio State University, NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement, ISM – Institute for Supply Management, and many others upon request.


Barb serves on the faculty of the following NIGP courses:
Capital Acquisitions
Contracting for Public Sector Services
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Learning Leader Bootcamp
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Logistics and Transportation
Practical Specification Writing
Strategic Procurement Planning
Risk Management in Public Purchasing
Warehousing and Inventory Control


Kennedy, John J.

Mr. John J. Kennedy, CPPO
Chief, Purchase and Property Unit
New Jersey Administrative Office of the Courts
61 Columbia Ave.
Hopewell, NJ 08525

609-658-2067
(609)658-2067
johnkennedycppo@aol.com

Professional Certification(s) obtained: John holds two nationally recognized procurement certification designations: CPPO (Certified Public Purchasing Officer), and a lifetime C.P.M. (Certified Purchasing Manager).

Experience: John is currently the Chief of the Purchase and Property Unit of New Jersey's Administrative Office of the Courts. Prior to coming to the Courts, John worked for a wide array of public purchasing organizations, including a state-wide contracting office, a public university, and an Information Technology organization. John has over 22 years of government contracting experience and has conducted procurements ranging from the very basic to the extremely complex.

On the Faculty of:
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector


Kerkhoff, Joy

Ms. Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO
3 Bristlecone Court
Savannah, GA 31419
UNITED STATES

912-713-2848
912-525-1539
joykerkhoff@yahoo.com

Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO, CPPB, retired 2014 as the Director of Purchasing for the City of Savannah. With over 30 years’ experience in local government purchasing, Joy has an excellent combination of procurement knowledge and educational skills to teach procurement professionals, public employees and vendors. Joy is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in secondary education and completed supplemental coursework in purchasing, accounting and business law. She is a Certified Professional Public Officer and Buyer, serves as an instructor for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and has led seminars and courses on public sector purchasing to procurement professionals, business owners and government employees. Joy has written and developed curriculum for several courses on procurement and finds training her fellow purchasing professionals to be her dream job.


She has been active within the NIGP community for over 20 years serving as the local chapter president for three terms as well as other positions on the executive board. She has been a moderator for several networking sessions and volunteered on the Quality Control team at five different NIGP forums. Joy also served as a mentor to students completing home study course to obtain certification.


Joy believes in serving her community, volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, United Way and the Interfaith Hospitality Network for many years. As a faithful community volunteer, she was named a Jefferson Award winner in 2010. Originally from Dayton, Ohio and a die-hard Buckeye fan, Joy and her supportive husband Paul have two daughters, Kathleen and Megan, and a sweet, neurotic dog, Kody.


On the Faculty of:
Introduction to Public Procurement
Contract Administration in the Public Sector
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals
Sourcing in the Public Sector
CPPB Prep Online
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals Online


King, Ronald

Mr. Ronald King, CPPO, CPPB, VCM, VCO
NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
4106 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23230
UNITED STATES

(800)367-6447
(703)736-9644
rking@nigp.org


Kolodisner, Michael

Mr. Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO
Retired Members
26481 La Traviata
Laguna Hills, CA 92653-7583
UNITED STATES

949-348-0949

mkolodisner@yahoo.com

Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO, is currently President of Pro-Train a training and consulting company located in Laguna Hills, California.

Mike is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer. Prior to his current position, he was the chief purchasing and contracting officer for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest water agency in the United States. Before that he was Director of Administrative Services for Orange County, California. Mike has done training and consulting for both private and public organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.

Mike has a B.A. from the University of Maryland and has attended graduate school at George Washington University.

On the Faculty of:
Effective Contract Writing
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Principles and Techniques of Problem Solving

Risk Management in Public Contracting


Leamer, Victor

Mr. Victor A. Leamer, CPPB
Buyer 3
Spokane County
9107 N Farmdale St.
Spokane, WA 99208

509 477-3693

vleamer@spokanecounty.org

Victor Leamer is currently a Buyer with Spokane County in Washington previously working 30 years with the State of Alaska. He has presented NIGP webinars on protests and contract price adjustments and leads the online course Developing and Managing Request for Proposals.


Victor has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism from Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA). Victor also serves on the NIGP Knowledge Management Committee.


Lewis, Sharon

Ms. Sharon T. Lewis, CPPB, M.P.S., M.A., VCO
Purchasing Division Chief
Arlington County Government
2100 Clarendon Blvd
Suite 501
Arlington, VA 22201

703-228-3294

slewis1@arlingtonva.us

Professional Certification(s) obtained:
CPPB, VCO, C.P.M.

Experience:
Purchasing Manager, City of Roanoke, VA
12 years experience local government, Higher Education procurement
17 years private purchasing
Board of Directors, Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (VMSDC)

Education:
Associate - Strayer University Acquisition & Contracts Mgmt Bachelors - Strayer University - Business, with a Major in Acquisition & Contracts Mgmt, Minor in Legal Studies Masters in progress - George Washington University School of Law - Masters in Paralegal Studies (M.P.S.)

On the Faculty of:
Contract Administration
CPPB Prep
Introduction to Public Procurement
Developing and Managing Request for Proposals


Lochbaum, Christina

Ms. Christina D. Lochbaum, CPPO, CPPB
Ohio Department of Public Safety
4003 Mad River Road
Grove City, OH 43123
UNITED STATES

740-412-0141
614-752-7823
clochbaum@gmail.com

Christina began her procurement career in June of 1987 at the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). After managing inventories, conducting purchasing quality assurance reviews, and contract solicitations for ODOT, she accepted a position at the Ohio Department of Public Safety (ODPS) as a Program Administrator in November 2011. In her current position, Christina’s duties in the Major Acquisitions Unit is to develop and manage Request for Proposals (RFPs), Request for Quotes (RFQs), and Invitation to Bid (ITB) for the eight agencies within the ODPS. Christina is also responsible for managing large procurement projects such as the state of Ohio’s Digital License Plate System. Christina has a B.S. in Business Forensics, a M.S. in Business Psychology from Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio and is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. On the Faculty of: CPPB PREP CPPO PREP

Lopez, Mary " Jane"

Ms. Mary " Jane" Lopez, CPPO
Retired
5972 McIntyre Court
Golden, CO 80403

(303)912-3006
(303)423-9126
jane8lopez@hotmail.com

Summary: 20 years of experience providing customer service to state agencies, local governments and higher education institutions. Extensive background in writing request for proposals (RFPs), negotiating contract terms and resolving contract performance issues.

Work Experience:
Part Time Certified Trainer 09/98-current
National Institute of Governmental Purchasing Instructor on RFP writing, contract management, contract services and competitive negotiations. Have taught in Georgia, Florida, New York, Illinois, Virginia, Arizona, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Colorado.

Government Sales Representative 07/00 – 7/03
Gateway Business
Responsible for providing information on new computer equipment, services and total computer solutions to government agencies located in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.

Procurement Manager 04/89 – 07/00
State of Colorado
Developed and awarded RFPs for state contracts that generated over 88 million dollars a year and were used by state agencies, higher education, cities, counties and school districts.

Senior Purchasing Agent 07/69 – 03/89
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Prepared and awarded bids for technology equipment and various software applications used at the medical center.

Education:
University of Colorado – BS in Marketing 1978
Certified Public Purchaser (CPPO) - 1996

Membership Affiliations:
National Institute of Government Purchasers
University of Colorado Hispanic Alumni Board
Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Colorado Parent and Child Foundation

On the Faculty of:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Capital Acquisitions
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement


Mastandrea, Angela

Ms. Angela Mastandrea, CPPO
Director, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton
49 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, ON L8N 1Y3
CANADA

905.870.0134
905-521-6066
amastand@stjoes.ca

Angela Mastandrea is the Procurement Manager for the City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. She has been in public procurement since 2002, all with the City of Hamilton.

Her education background includes completing the Bachelor of Science in Engineering program in Environmental Engineering at the University of Guelph and has obtained her CPPO designation in 2007 and her management designation (CIM) in 2005.

Angela is currently a member of the Chapter Relations Committee and was previously a member of the Professional Development Committee of NIGP.


Matthews, Darin

Mr. Darin L. Matthews, CPPO,FNIGP,C.P.M.,CPSM
University of California - Santa Cruz
19 Arabian Way
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
UNITED STATES

(503)953-4832

darin@ucsc.edu

Darin currently serves as director of procurement for the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has over twenty years of management experience in state and local government, higher education, and private industry.

He is a past-president of the Oregon Public Purchasing Association and a former board member of NAPM - Willamette Valley. Darin speaks throughout the world on a variety of procurement topics, and his writings have been featured in Inside Supply Management, Government Procurement, Inside Supply Management, The Public Manager and The Journal of Public Procurement. His books include Warehousing and Inventory Control, Logistics and Transportation, and Effective Supply Management Performance. He has lectured at numerous universities throughout North America and serves on the faculty of Portland State University, School of Business Administration.

Darin is a Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), a Certified Professional in Supply Management, (CPSM) and a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business/Political Science and a Master’s degree in Acquisition Management. Darin is a Master Instructor for NIGP and served as their President in 2007. He has also served as a board member of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University..

In 2012 he was recognized with NIGP’s highest honor, the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award. Darin is also a recipient of NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award, and the Lewis E. Spangler Award from the International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management.

On the Faculty of:
Adding Value to the Procurement Process
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Contracting for Construction Services
Effective Management of Construction Contracts
Logistics and Transportation
Managing End Users and Suppliers: It's all About Relationships
Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis
Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results
Warehousing and Inventory Control
Worldclass Procurement Practices


McClure, Monica

Monica Lee McClure
Contract Management Supervisor
City of Austin FSD Purchasing
710 E. Cesar Chavez
4th Floor
Austin, TX 78701

512-974-9619
(512)974-0000
Monica.McClure@austintexas.gov


McKee, Terry

Mr. Terry L. McKee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Information Technology & Procurement Director
Knoxville's Community Development Corp - The Public Housing & Redevelopment Authority
901 N. Broadway
Knoxville, TN 37917

(865)403-1133 (1134)
(865)594-8858
tmckee@kcdc.org

Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.


Terry McKee is the IT and Procurement Director for Knoxville's Community Development Corporation (KCDC) where he oversees the information systems, procurement and warehousing functions for this public housing and redevelopment agency. During his 26-year public procurement career, he has also led procurement for two other governments: Knox County Schools and Knox County.


Terry has served as a member of the NIGP Procurement Consulting team since 1995 and has led or participated on review teams around the nation and in Canada.


He earned bachelor degrees in Education and Political Science and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. Terry has pursued numerous educational opportunities beyond college including various certifications (CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M. and CPCP). Terry received the designation of Certified Public Administrator from the State of Tennessee.


Along the way Terry has earned several honors including the “Spirit of NIGP” Award (2013), NIGP’s Innovation” Award, NIGP (2007), the East Tennessee Purchasing Association's “Purchasing Professional” of the Year (1993), the East Tennessee Purchasing Association's “Procurement Manager” of the Year (2017) and NIGP’s Purchasing Manager of the Year (2017).


Melchior, Vonda

Mrs. Vonda M Melchior, C.P.M.
Director of Purchasing
Hillsborough Community College
P.O. Box 31127
Tampa, FL 33631-3127

(813)253-7107
(813)253-7561
vonda695@gmail.com

Vonda Melchior has worked in purchasing and contracting since graduation from Florida State University. Prior to her current position as purchasing director, she worked in city, county and federal government procurement and in procurement for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG).


She has held Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designations.


She has served as President of the National Association of Educational Procurement Florida Region, President, of the Tampa Bay Area Chapter of National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) and chair of the Council of Purchasing Professionals (COPP).


Vonda graduated from FSU with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing with a concentration in Purchasing and Industrial Management and has over 500 hours continuing education in Purchasing, Contracting, Federal Grant Procurement, Legal Aspects of Purchasing and Administration of Government Contracts.


She currently serves on the COPP Grants Subcommittee for the State of Florida College System Colleges.


Moynihan, Jerome

Mr. Jerome D. Moynihan, CPPO, C.P.M., M.B.A.
119 Woodhaven Road
Woonsocket, RI 02895
UNITED STATES

(401)766-7038

jmoynihan@email.com

 

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR SPECIAL PROJECTS, Division of Purchases State of Rhode Island - December, 2010 – June , 2012 Responsibilities similar to those listed below, with state-wide procurement training duties.

ADMINISTRATOR OF PURCHASING SYSTEMS, State of Rhode Island, September, 1996 – December, 2010 Responsibilities include the development and promulgation of purchasing policies involving the acquisition of supplies, equipment, services, and construction projects for state departments and agencies. Further duties include supervision of the technical and clerical staff.

PURCHASING AGENT/PROPERTY MANAGER, City of Woonsocket, RI 1982 - August, 1996 Responsibilities included the preparation of specifications for the procurement of all municipal goods and services, creation and maintenance of a fixed asset inventory system, and the disposal of surplus property.

Adjunct Instructor of Business: Subjects taught include Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Management, Marketing, Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, Introduction to Finance, and Principles of Investments. Dean College, Franklin, Massachusetts – 1999 to present

On the Faculty of:
Contract Administration
Contracting for Construction Services
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Sourcing in the Public Sector
Contracting for Construction Services


Muttart, Jacob

Mr. Jacob Muttart
Buyer I
Ada County
200 W. Front St.
Boise, ID 83702

(208)287-7142
(208)287-7142
jmuttart@adaweb.net


Nance-Young, Athena

Ms. Athena Lynn Nance-Young, CPPB,CPTM
1505 Randolph Street
Carrollton, TX 75006

(972)968-6336
(972)968-6337
nanceyounga@cfbisd.edu


Nash, David

Mr. David E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB
Retired Members
9026 NW 44 Court
Sunrise, FL 33351-5336
UNITED STATES

(954)749-5291

armynash@bellsouth.net

Professional Certification(s) held:

CPPO, CPPB

Experience:

David retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three from the United States Army in 1988 after 20 years of service in inventory management. In 2007, he retired from the City of Fort Lauderdale after 18 years of service in warehousing and procurement. Holding Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration, David was the last President of the Governmental Purchasing Association of Southeast Florida, successfully leading a merger with the SE Florida Chapter of NIGP in 2001. He was also the President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials in 2006-2007 and was presented with FAPPO’s George H. Wolf Distinguished Service Award in 2010 and FAPPO’s Educator of the Year Award in 2014.

David previously served on the Evaluation Committee for the National Procurement Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Since creating the online “Question of the Day” in 2007, he has helped more than a thousand procurement professionals prepare for their CPPB and CPPO exams. For this contribution, he was presented with the "Spirit of NIGP Award" at the 2013 Forum. David also serves on a number of committees for FAPPO and his local NIGP chapter, as well as serving NIGP as a Chapter Ambassador for Area 5.


On the Faculty for:

Contract Administration in the Public Sector
Contracting for Public Sector Services
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement
Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results
Sourcing in the Public Sector
Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector


Pabor, Edward

Mr. Edward Pabor, CPPO,CDT,C.P.M.
257 South 47th Street
Springfield, OR 97478

(541)794-0766

e.pabor@q.com

Ed Pabor has over 28 years of professional procurement background, in aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, operations manager, pulp & paper, equipment manufacturing, overseas electronic manufacturing, and of course Public Procurement; retiring after 10 years with the City of Eugene, Oregon. At his position for the City of Eugene, Ed supervised 2 buyers, and managed Inventory & Warehouse operations, Logistics & Transportation, solicitations including RFPs, RFQs, ITBs, and sole source agreements, for Public Improvements, Capital Equipment, and professional services. Ed also administered/managed many of the contracts for chemicals, commodities, and QRF services. Ed is well versed in contract law and public procurement best practices, and his experience in international trade has helped hone his excellent negotiation skills.

Ed believes that working within the parameters of Purchasing Law, and being a good steward of public funds are the main priorities in Public Procurement. Particular areas of expertise and focus are Supplier Management, Commodity Management, and Contract Administration.

Ed is also a Master Instructor for the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP) and lectures for other international purchasing bodies. He teaches the following courses; Contracting for Construction Services, Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing, Logistics & Transportation, Introduction to Public Procurement, Strategic Procurement Planning, Warehouse & Inventory Control, CPPB & CPPO preparation.


Pennington, Richard

Mr. Richard Pennington
1042 South University Blvd
Denver , CO 80209

(303)324-7333

rpennington01@aol.com

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, C.P.M.,J.D.

Experience:

From 2013 to 2018, Richard Pennington was general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint, the nonprofit subsidiary of the National Association of State Procurement Officials that supports the states in their national cooperative procurements. Previously, he served of counsel to the Denver office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where he advised clients on federal, state and local government procurement. Richard is the former director of the Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, where he managed a division consisting of the Office of the State Controller, the State Purchasing Office, Central Collections Services, and State Buildings and Real Estate Programs. He previously served as State Purchasing Director, after working for the Colorado Attorney General as procurement and construction litigation counsel. Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He served as Chief of Air Force Commercial Litigation Division, working with the Department of Justice in litigating bid protest, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and patent infringement cases filed in federal courts across the nation. Richard received his Air Force commission and undergraduate B.S. degree in engineering mechanics from the Air Force Academy. He has a J.D. degree from the University of Denver and Master of Laws degree in government procurement law from The George Washington University. In 2005, he was selected as the Manager of the Year by the Colorado State Managers Association. He is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), a Certified Public Procurement Official (CPPO), and an honorary member of the National Association of State Procurement Officials. Richard is the author of Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams (Hugo House Publishing, 2013).


Pressing, Nancy

Ms. Nancy Pressing, CPPB, CUPO, VCO
Senior Procurement Category Manager
VCCS - Shared Service Center
147 Daleville Centre Dr
Daleville, VA 24083

(540)591-4030
540-591-4001
npressing@ssc.vccs.edu

Pressing, Nancy, CPPB, VCO Contracts Manager Shared Services Center, Virginia Community College System 147 Daleville Centre Dr. Daleville, VA 24083



540-449-1851 npressing@ssc.vccs.edu


Certifications held: CPPB, VCO


Nancy Pressing is the Contracts Manager at the Shared Services Center of the Virginia Community College System. This new state agency’s role includes Procure-to-Pay services for the 23 colleges and two central agencies. Nancy is a Certified Public Procurement Buyer (CPPB) and a Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO). She earned an MBA, BS in Management, and AAS in Accounting. She currently serves as Education Committee Vice-Chair for the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing.


Nancy’s 15 years of procurement experience include state and federal government in Virginia and California. Prior to her current position she served as a Statewide Strategic Sourcing Officer at the Virginia Department of General Services in Richmond, VA; Senior IT Contract Officer at Radford University in Radford, VA; and Senior Contract Officer and Computer Purchasing Manager at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA. In San Diego, CA she served as a Contract Specialist with SPAWAR, the Navy’s technical authority and acquisition command.



Przymus, Nancy

Ms. Nancy K. Przymus, CPPO
Trainer
Birchknoll Enterprises
1501 23rd Avenue NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418-0000

(612)801-7834
(612)788-6373
info@birchknoll.net

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, CPPB

Experience:
Nancy Przymus has 25 years of government experience with the City of Minneapolis. As a Senior Buyer, she evaluated vendor responses for both sealed bids and RFPs averaging $126,000,000 each year. From 1998 to 2008 Nancy served on the State of Minnesota Technology RFP team where she represented Minnesota cities and counties in that venture resulting in the annual expenditure of $170,000,000 statewide. Nancy is a former president and board member of the Minnesota Chapter of NIGP) and a national instructor for NIGP. Nancy received her BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and her Masters of Business Administration from Metropolitan State University in 2003 with a published thesis entitled: “E-Procurement for Municipal Government”. Nancy is CPPB and CPPO certified. Nancy also trains small businesses to answer government bids and proposals and assists them with TBE applications required by various agencies across the nation.


Purdy, Michael

Mr. Michael E Purdy
Principal
PO Box 46181
Seattle, WA 98146

(206) 295-1464

mpurdy@mpurdy.com

With more than 34 years of experience, Mike Purdy is a nationally recognized expert and speaker on public procurement and contracting issues. Mike worked for the City of Seattle for more than two decades where he administered the city's construction and consultant contracts as the city's Contracting Manager. He then spent five years at the Seattle Housing Authority where he served as Contracting and Procurement Manager, overseeing all of the contracting and purchasing (construction, design consultants, other consultants, service providers, goods and supplies) for the largest residential landlord in Washington state. In 2005, he was appointed as the Contracts Manager for the University of Washington's Capital Projects Office where he was responsible for managing design and construction contracts for more than $1 billion worth of projects at the University.

Since his retirement in 2010, Mike has worked as a self-employed consultant through his firm, Michael E. Purdy Associates, LLC, providing strategic assistance to government agencies in managing the complexities of public contracting. Mike is a sought-after speaker and has provided well-received and relevant training across the country. He also maintains a popular Public Contracting Blog at http://PublicContracting.blogspot.com, designed to keep public agencies, contractors, and consultants up-to-date on key developments in public procurement and contracting.

Mike has a bachelor's degree in business and public administration and an MBA, both from the University of Puget Sound (Tacoma, WA), and a master of divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA).

On the Faculty of:
Best Practices in Developing Public Construction Bid Documents
Tools for Ensuring Contractor Performance on Public Construction Projects
When Bad Things Happen to Bids: Strategies for Ensuring a Successful Public Construction Project


Reed, Tony

Mr. Tony Reed, CPPO
Deputy Secretary
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
7800 Harkins Road
Lanham, MD 20706

301 429 7459

tony.reed@maryland.gov

Tony Reed has over 18 years of experience in Federal, State and Local government contracting. Reed is a Senior Strategic Management Advisor with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission. Reed is a Certified Project Manager (PMP) and Strategic planner in the Strategic Systems Management Office that services and support the Mission/Vision and Objectives of the Commission.

In 2009, Reed served as Assistant Director of Construction in the Office of Contracting and Procurement, District of Columbia. Reed served as the principal technical authority on policy and insured application of District, Federal and other laws and regulations governing contracting and acquisition.

In 2007, Reed was appointed as Regional Administrator of the National Capital Region. As the head of GSA’s largest region, he was responsible for a real estate portfolio of 93 million square feet--an inventory of over 880 government–owned and leased facilities that house nearly 300,000 federal workers.

Prior to joining GSA, Mr. Reed served as the Assistant Secretary of the Maryland Department of General Services. He managed the State of Maryland’s Commodity Procurement and Purchasing Division, Facility and Construction Contracting unit where he oversaw the procurement of architectural and engineering services.

Reed received his Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Masters Degree of Public Administration from New York University.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, he currently resides in Maryland


Rickard, Robin

Mr. Robin J. Rickard, CPPO,OPBC
369 SE 15th Place
Canby, OR 97013-0000
UNITED STATES

503-266-1744

oldrunner@wbcable.net

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, OPBC Experience: Prior to retiring, Rob served as the Chief Procurement Officer for the Oregon Secretary of State’s Business Services Division in Salem, Oregon. Before then, he served many years as Chief Procurement Officer for both the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Oregon Department of Transportation, after spending several years in private sector materials management positions. He is a graduate of Warner Pacific College and holds the designation of Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) through the Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council(UPPCC) as well as Oregon’s in-state certification, OPBC. Rob serves as a Master Instructor for NIGP and is a regular speaker at their Annual Forums and through their Webinars, as well as at chapter conferences. He also provides training throughout Oregon and the United States on a wide variety of procurement related topics as well as providing training opportunities for suppliers. In 2000 Rob received OPPA’s Harold F. Vaughn Award for contributions to public purchasing. In 2001 he was recognized as the OPPA and NIGP Professional Purchasing Manager of the Year. In 2006 Rob received NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award. In 2008 Rob received the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, Partners in Public Purchasing’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a past president of both Oregon Public Purchasing Association and the Columbia Chapter of NIGP, and is currently active in both chapters. Rob and his wife Betty currently reside in the small town of Canby, Oregon. When he is not serving the procurement profession, he is active with the Oregon Road Runners, where he was recently named to their Hall of Fame. On the Faculty of: Alternative Dispute Resolution CPPB & CPPO Prep Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing Introduction to Public Procurement Protests and Disputes: What's a Buyer To Do?

Rigterink, Peter

Mr. Peter A. Rigterink, CPPB, VCO, 1990CPPO
134 Hunters Trail Rd
Farnham, VA 22460-0000
UNITED STATES

804-456-7458

Prigterink007@gmail.com

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, CPPB, VCO

Experience: Mr. Rigterink is a Master Instructor for NIGP and has been the procurement field for over 18 years. He currently works full time as Procurement Manager at the Virginia Department of Fire Programs in Richmond, VA. His responsibilities include procurement and contracting services, working primarily on complex solicitations.

Prior to working for various agencies in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Mr. Rigterink worked as a Contracts Administrator for the Department of Health and Social Services, the largest state agency in Delaware. Primary focus was spent on professional service contracts.

On the Faculty of:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Contract Administration
Contracting for Public Sector Services
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Performance Based Requests for Proposals
Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis
Risk Management in Public Contracting
Sourcing in the Public Sector


Robinson, John

Mr. John Lee Robinson, CPPO, CPSM, CPPB, C.P.M.
Director
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-0000

(910)962-3154

1positiveleadership@gmail.com

John Robinson, CPSM, CPPO, C.P.M. CPPB is the Director of Purchasing for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he leads a Purchasing Team focused on best value procurement, process improvement, supply relationship management and customer engagement. Prior to his arrival at UNCW, John served as Director of Procurement for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority where he led a procurement transformation project taking the organization from a decentralized procurement operation to a centralized procurement and strategic sourcing operation. Additionally, prior to his arrival at RDU, John served as Director of Materials Management at the North Carolina State Ports Authority and Senior Procurement Agent with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. John served the first twelve years of his procurement career in the textile industry with J.P. Stevens & Company. John is also the President of 1 Positive Leadership, LLC and a Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team and an instructor in Supply Chain and Procurement with the National Institute of Governmental Procurement. John specializes in leadership development, coaching and teaching; public/private sector supply chain, procurement and contracting; employee engagement, emotional intelligence; and development and building organizational success from the inside out accomplished through building collaboration and efficiency in business processes and developing individual knowledge and skills. With more than 28 years in supply chain operations of manufacturing and public sector, John brings working knowledge and academic knowledge to your operation. Holding a Master of Science Degree in Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Business, Certified Professional in Supply Management and Certified Purchasing Manager credentials from the Institute for Supply Management, and Certified Public Procurement Officer and Certified Professional Public Buyer credentials from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council; John has invested in a career of personal and professional development focused on helping others succeed and achieve their goals.

Robinson, Kathy

Mrs. Kathy D. Robinson, CPPO,CPPB
Director IT Procurement Division
Commonwealth of Kentucky, Finance & Administration Cabinet, Office of Procurement Services
Office of Procurement Services ( KY Finance & Admin Cabinet)
702 Capitol Ave, Rm 096, Capitol Annex
Frankfort, KY 40601

(502)564-7544
(502)564-6013
kathy.robinson@ky.gov

Kathy has over 25 years of procurement experience, both in State Government and the private sector. She began her procurement career as the Purchasing Agent for a sawmill engineering firm specializing in custom machinery for large paper mills. In 2000 she took a position as the Purchasing Officer for Kentucky Correctional Industries where she purchased materials for their various manufacturing and farming operations. Later she transferred to the Department of Corrections Central Office where she was the Chief Procurement Officer for the Department. She currently holds the position of Staff Assistant in the Finance and Administration Cabinet, Office of Procurement Services, and has been responsible for the review and approval of all state agencies Requests for Proposals for Professional Services, Personal Service Contracts, Memorandum of Agreements, University Agreements and Grant Agreements since 2007. She also supervises the Bid Room which receives bids and proposals and maintains files for the Commonwealth’s central procurement agency.

Kathy has developed and presented training on a variety of procurement topics, both for the Commonwealth and for the Kentucky Public Procurement Association

Kathy obtained her CPPB certification in 2005 and CPPO in 2008. She has been a member of KPPA for most of her state government career and was named Manager of the Year in 2010. Kathy has served on the KPPA Board of Directors since 2008 and has chaired the Education and Professional Development Committee, the Awards and Scholarships Committee and the Diversity Committee. She currently serves as Board Treasurer.


Rogers, Renee

Mrs. Renee A. Rogers, CPPO,CPPB,C.P.M.
Procurement Solutions Group, LLC
107 Mulberry Ct,
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
UNITED STATES

734-626-6298

marshfarms@sbcglobal.net

Renee has spent over 20 years in public procurement, starting out as a buyer with Pima County, and moving up to executive management roles in public entities in the Detroit area. Renee has worked in City, County, and Airport Authority environments, getting entrenched in procurements including those using grant funds from a wide variety of state and federal agencies. Renee retired in 2011 and has continued to work with local public and private agencies in the procurement filed, primarily in a consulting role.

Throughout her career, Renee has actively participated in professional associations in leadership roles, including serving as Professional Development Chair for both the Airport Purchasing Group and the Michigan Public Procurement Officer Association (MPPOA). Renee has taught numerous public procurement and related classes at procurement association conferences, as well as within her entities.

Renee holds several professional certifications including Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB),and Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She is a graduate of Troy State University (Masters in Business) and Michigan State University (Bachelors in Marketing).

Renee has received awards recognizing her contributions to our profession in the form of first a Purchasing Manager of the Year Award from MPPOA, and more recently their Marvin Klang Award which recognizes a lifetime contribution to the public procurement profession. In addition while she was in the top procurement spot, two of Renee's former entities became a first time recipient of the National Purchasing Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.


Rosen, Mary

Ms. Mary Cate Rosen
Buyer
Bergen County
One Bergen County Plaza
Room 331
Hackensack, NJ 07601-0000

(201)646-3245
(201)646-3546
mrosen@co.bergen.nj.us


Sanmiguel, Anthony

Mr. Anthony Sanmiguel
Buyer
Bexar County
1103 S. Frio, Purchasing Suite
San Antonio, TX 78207-0000

(210)335-2211
(210)335-2219
asanmiguel2@bexar.org


Sims, Mary

Ms. Mary L. Sims, CPPO
1409 Lewie Rd
Gilbert, SC 29054-0000
UNITED STATES


(803)533-3621
bfocus73@gmail.com

On the Faculty of:
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis


Sletten, Bonnie

Ms. Bonnie Sletten, CPPO,C.P.M
188 S Crest Wood Dr
Meridian, ID 83642
UNITED STATES

(208)724-0642

bonnie75491@gmail.com

Bonnie Sletten has over 25 years of experience in procurement and contracting; 13 years in the public sector.

Her experience includes, Private industry, Higher education, Transportation, and the State of Idaho, Division of Purchasing as a Purchasing Officer and e-Procurement Administrator. Her strengths are in e-procurement administration and management, providing training for 24 state agencies and staff users. In addition she facilitated and taught classes in procurement to state agencies as well as outreach programs to various political subdivisions and the supplier community. For 7 years she served on two sourcing teams for commodities with NASPO Value Point and managed the contracts for the state.

Bonnie has served as Professional Development Chair, 2 term past President, Secretary and Directors for several NAPM, ISM and NIGP chapter boards. In 2006 earned the Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) designation from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) and is a lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) from the Institute of Supply Management (ISM). Bonnie serves as a trainer for NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement, ISM – Institute for Supply Management, and others upon request.

On the Faculty of:
CPPB PREP
CPPO PREP
Ethics A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Procurement
Protests and Disputes
Sourcing in the Public Sector
Strategic Procurement Planning

Smith, Myra

Ms. Myra D. Smith, CPPB
3540 Cherry Hill Ct.
Beltsville, MD 20705-3657
UNITED STATES

(301)937-8073

msmithx2@verizon.net

Myra Smith is a Master Instructor for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing. Her procurement career spans over 31 years, all of which were spent at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). She was hired as an Expediter, promoted to a Buyer, Supervisor and ended her tenure at WMATA as a Contract Administrator.

Ms. Smith has purchased a wide variety of goods and services and has global purchasing experience. She was the co-chair for the Washington Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, a member of the Baltimore Chamber of Commerce, member of the Executive Board of her local NIGP chapter, participated in numerous Minority Vendor Fares, conducted workshops for NIGP and teaches courses for both LEAP, and GCC classes.

On the Faculty of:
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Risk Management in Public Contracting
Sourcing in the Public Sector


Smith, Vikki

Ms. Vikki L. Smith, CPPB
Purchasing Agent Supervisor
14624 Woodspring Ct
Centreville, VA 20120

(571)332-8634
(703)572-0186
vlsmitty1015@gmail.com


Tommie, William

Mr. William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO
Purchasing Director
Cobb County
122 Waddell Street NE
Marietta, GA 30060

770-528-8435
770-528-8428
joe.tommie@cobbcounty.org

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO

Experience:
Work Experience – 1981-1989 – Manager of Purchasing, Greenwood School District 50, South Carolina 1989 – 2008 – Coordinator of Purchasing, School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties, South Carolina 2008-2012 – Director of Construction Procurement, School District of Pickens County, Pickens, South Carolina 2012 – Present – Director of Purchasing, Cobb County Government, Georgia.

On the Faculty of:
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Sourcing in the Public Sector


Updike, Steven

Mr. Steven K. Updike, CPPB,FCCM,FCN,FCPA
General Services Administrator
Office of the State Court Administrator
500 S Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1900

(850)922-1184
(850)921-1344
updikes@flcourts.org

On the Faculty of:
Contract Administration
CPPB Prep

Steve Updike, CPPB, is a former fraud investigator who now serves as a Government Operations Consultant with the Office of the Director of the Child Support Enforcement Program within the Florida Department of Revenue. He is responsible for procurement, contract management and administration of service related contracts under the federal guidelines of the federal Department of Health and Human Services Block Grant under which the program operates. He currently manages the contract for the development of the new federally funded Child Support Enforcement Automated Management System (CAMS), a custom enterprise resource system to manage the Florida Child Support Enforcement Program.

Steve holds certifications as a Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Florida Certified Negotiator (FCN), Florida Certified Contract Manager (FCCM), Florida Certified Purchasing Agent (FCPA), and an NIGP Certified Instructor in the area of Contract Administration and Procurement Law. He is a past President of the Tallahassee Chapter of NIGP.


Vallie, Leslie

Mr. Leslie Vallie, CPPO
Chief Executive Officer
The Professional Procurement Group
7783 West Friend Drive
Littleton, CO 80128-5548

303-875-4352

lesvallie@hotmail.com

Mr. Vallie is a professional speaker, facilitator, trainer, procurement and business improvement consultant. He focuses on training seminars, strategic planning, and government procurement and contracts consulting, contract claims resolution, and construction project management.

Mr. Vallie has worked extensively with the public and private sectors, including school districts, federal and local governments. He worked for many years for the federal government holding numerous positions as Contracting Officer, Policy/Claims Advisor, Construction, Service and A/E Contracting Chief, and Executive Director of Procurement & Contracts where he negotiated contracts, developed implementation strategies, wrote policy, resolved claims issues, developed curricula, and handled operational issues that ranged from day-to-day supervision to legal matters.

His education background includes: BA Finance\Accounting, BA Government Contracting, MS Contract Management Cert. George Washington University, and over 800 hours continuing Education in Finance, Management, Accounting, and Acquisition.


Walton, Jon

Mr. Jon M. Walton, JD, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
Contracts Officer
Oregon Business Development Department
775 Summer St., Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280

(503)986-0159
(503)581-5115
jon.walton@oregon.gov

A good chunk of Jon Walton’s higher education was devoted to environmental and natural resources policy and science, and he helped start a Pacific Northwest conservation group bringing together disparate stakeholders on win-win conservation projects. Jon spent his first five years after college as a wilderness skills instructor working with juvenile delinquent youth. Later odd jobs included FEMA-funded mental health work for victims of natural disasters, and providing leadership training to executives of major corporations. A member of his state bar for 27 years, he always intended to put his legal training toward service in the public sector, and started by working as legislative staff, and then a state agency lobbyist, at his state legislature. Someone obviously having difficulty figuring out exactly what to do when he grows up, Jon came to government procurement in 1997, working in state agencies, and has been fortunate to handle a large variety of procurements and contracting situations. Jon strives to be a champion for state procurement training and certification in Oregon, has a graduate Certificate in Public Management, is heavily involved in the NIGP Principles and Practices initiative, was Chair of the NIGP Legislative & Position Committee, and was the 2015-16 Buyer of the Year. Jon is currently serving on the NIGP Governing Board, and is an NIGP Instructor on the faculty of Introduction to Public Procurement, Developing & Managing Requests for Proposals, and Legal Aspects of Public Procurement.

Weber, Christine

Ms. Christine O. Weber, CPPB, C.P.M.
State of Colorado - Retired
6945 Old Ranch Trail
Littleton, CO 80125

303-828-6094

christine.weber2018@gmail.com

Christine has been a procurement professional for over 20 years.Her experience includes 10 years corporate procurement, management, training, and change management for companies in the Washington, D.C. area, such as Macy‘s Northeast, the J C Penney Corporation, and Creative Hairdressers, Inc.

Public procurement experience includes director-level and statewide experience at a wide variety of Colorado agencies, including Colorado State Patrol, University of Colorado, the Colorado Department of Human Services, and the State Purchasing & Contracts Office for Colorado.

She looks forward to supporting your organization with challenging, fun, and effective hands-on approaches to learning. As a seasoned professional, Christine easily relates to new buyers, strategic sourcing staff, or program staff, and also inspires executives responsible for producing cost-effective team results while operating within a challenging political environment.

On the Faculty of:

Practical Specifications Writing

Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals

Introduction to Public Procurement

CPPB Prep

CPPO Prep

Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement

Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results


White, Shelly

Shelly White
Wichita Public Schools
903 s. Edgemoor Ste. 203
Wichita, KS 67218

(316)973-4545
(316)973-4600
swhite12@usd259.org


Woodson, Margaret

Ms. Margaret Woodson, CPPO
Transitional Membership
PO Box 1993
Columbia, SC 29016

803 896-9672
(803) 896-5201
margaretwoodson@scdps.gov

Margaret Woodson, CPPO, has more than 20 years in public procurement.


Her experience was gained from positions in complex procurement including working for the state’s health and environmental agency, higher education institutions, a housing authority, and serving as the state director of the Governor’s Office of Small and Minority Business Assistance.


A passionate advocate for education and the procurement profession, she has developed and conducted procurement training and presentations for agency staff, business owners and elected officials.


Margaret has been an active member of the SC Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials, serving as committee chair, board member and mentor. She has been a presenter during both SCAGPO and NIGP Forums, and is currently an after-school STEM tutor for K-12 students.


Margaret is a graduate of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University with a degree in Biology, and received a Masters from Clemson University.


Wyatt, Katherine

Ms. Katherine J. Wyatt, CPPO
Manager, Purchasing and Risk Management
Town of Oakville
861 Redwood Square
Oakville, ON L6L 6R6
CANADA

905-845-6601 (3087)
905-815-2019
kathy.wyatt@oakville.ca

Manager of Purchasing and Risk Management Town of Oakville

Kathy Wyatt started in public procurement in 1990 and has served in various management positions throughout the broader public sector both in municipal and education sectors. Kathy is currently Manager of Purchasing and Risk Management for the Town of Oakville in Oakville, Canada.

She obtained her CPPB accreditation in 1999 and her CPPO accreditation in 2006 and began teaching courses for NIGP in 2009.

For many years Kathy was a member of the governing board of the Ontario Public Buyers Association (the Ontario chapter of NIGP), holding the position of Director of Communications and still sits on the Editorial review board for the Caveat Emptor, the official newsletter of the OPBA.

Kathy teaches various courses as part of the OPBA Principles Certificate Program as well as teaching opportunities with NIGP.

On the Faculty of:
CPPB Prep
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management
Protests and Disputes
Sourcing in the Public Sector


Yin, Kevin

Mr. Kevin C. Yin, CPPB
Tri-Met
1800 SW 1st Avenue, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97201
UNITED STATES

(503)962-3055
(503)962-2298
yink@trimet.org

Kevin has been in procurement for 20+ years, in both private and public sectors. Currently, he is the Director of Procurement & Contracts (Chief Procurement Officer) for TriMet in Portland, Oregon. He and his team are responsible for developing and administering the District's procurement policies and procedures, and all procurement activities.


Kevin's thoughts on learning... 1) You're never too old to learn. 2) It's forever. No one can ever take that knowledge away from you. 3) Learning should be fun (your brain may experience a bit pain, but it's temporary). Kevin is a member of both local NIGP chapters in Oregon, the Columbia Chapter of NIGP and the Oregon Public Purchasing Association (OPPA), and the Washington Chapter of NIGP. Kevin has served on committees and on the Board of the OPPA Chapter of NIGP, including serving as the OPPA President during FY2008-2009. He is currently serving as the Vice Chair of the NIGP Member Council.


Kevin graduated from the University of Oregon (Eugene, Oregon) in 1993 with BAs in Finance, Marketing, and Psychology. GO DUCKS!


Kevin lives in Oregon since 1989 and currently resides in the city of Happy Valley, a suburb of Portland. He is married to Kelly for over 24 years. They have two children, Ethan (16) and Abbie (14).



On the Faculty of:
CPPB Prep /
Developing and Managing RFPs in the Public Sector /
Introduction to Public Procurement


Zeeh Chorley, Donna

Mrs. Donna L. Zeeh Chorley, CPPO
Procurement Specialist
University of Alberta - Supply Management
2 Eden Court
St. Albert, AB T8N 6L1
CANADA

7804192370
0000000000
refreshyourvision@shaw.ca

Donna Zeeh Chorley has worked within Public Procurement since 1981 in a variety of capacities from administration to management. She has been fortunate in her career to have worked with and bought a diverse selection of commodities and services, including construction. Donna currently is a Procurement Specialist for Procurement and Contract Management within the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She has both her CPPO and CPPB Certifications and has been teaching with NIGP since 1997. Donna is a Master Instructor for NIGP and has served on the Executive and various Committees within NIGP’s Canada West Chapter since 1989 including Vice-President (2009 & 2010), President (2011 to 2014), and Past President (2015). Her focus in teaching is to make the valuable learning experience open, educational, memorable and fun.

On the Faculty of:
Ethics: A Survival Kit for Public Procurement
Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis


Zeyer, John

Mr. John J. Zeyer, CPPO, CPPB
632 Laconia Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10306-0000

(718)979-6097
(718)979-6097
jzeyer@yahoo.com

Experience: Master Instructor for NIGP. Retired after 33 years of service with the City of New York. Worked for three agencies (Finance Administration, Housing Preservation and Development and Office of the Comptroller). Was the Division Chief of the Division of Procurement and Contracting Support Services. Was responsible for the procurement and contracting of professional services (auditing, consulting, banking, legal, actuarial auditing, investigation, financial printing and medical review) for the agency and on a citywide basis. Procurement and contracting on a citywide basis involved the coordination of efforts and of agencies that report to separately elected officials. Since retirement served on the NYC Procurement Policy Board Advisory Council. Has a BBA in marketing and a MBA in management.

On the Faculty of:
Contracting for Public Sector Services
CPPB & CPPO Prep
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals in the Public Sector
Fundamentals of Leadership and Management in Public Procurement
Introduction to Public Procurement
Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis Sourcing in the Public Sector


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