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