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2014 AEP Award Recipients

Alachua County Board of County Commissioners       

Larry Sapp, CPM, CPPB Purchasing Manager

Alamo Colleges           

Jeremy Taub, Contracting Coordinator

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Deborah Groat, C.P.M., CPPB, Supervisor of Purchasing

Arizona Department of Administration

Leslie Welch, Deputy State Procurement Administrator

Arizona State University         

Bettye Williams, Associate Director of Purchasing

Baltimore County Public Schools

Richard L. Gay, CPPO, RSBO, Purchasing Manager

Bernalillo County

Lisa Sedillo-White, Chief Procurement Official

Bexar County

Daniel Garza, Purchasing Agent

Bi-State Development Agency d/b/a Metro

Larry Jackson, C.P.M., CPSM, Vice President of Procurement, Inventory and Supplier Diversity

Broward County Purchasing Division

Glenn Marcos, CPPB, CPPO, Assistant Director, Purchasing Division

Cal Poly State University

Dru Zachmeyer, BA, JD, Director, Contract & Procurement Services

Cal State Fullerton

Sally Yassine, C.P.M., Associate Director

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Kathleen Prunty, C.P.M., Director

Central Arizona Project

Doug Nicholson, CPPB, CPM, Purchasing Supervisor

Central Contra Costa Sanitary District

Stephanie King, Purchasing Manager

Centre hospitalier universitaire de Sherbrooke

Koce Kolev, Chief Procurement Official

Charlotte County Board of Commissioners

Kimberly Corbett, C.P.M., CPPB, Senior Division Manager - Purchasing

City of Airdrie

Paul Schulz, COA, Chief Administrative Officer

City of Allen

Debra Morris, CPPO, Purchasing Manager

City of Alpharetta

Shawn Mitchell, MBA, CMA, CFM, Budget & Procurement Manager

City of Anaheim          

Carole Ayuso, CPPO, C.P.M., Purchasing Agent

City of Arlington, Texas

Debra Carrejo, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

City of Austin

Elaine Hart, Chief Financial Officer

City of Burbank

Paul Herman, C.P.M., CPPO, Purchasing Manager

City of Cedar Park

Cindy Hallett, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager

City of Chandler          

Christina Pryor, CPPB, Purchasing & Materials Manager

City of Coconut Creek

Linda Jeethan, MPA, CPPO, CPPB, FCPA, FCPM, FCCN, Purchasing Manager

City of College Station

Cheryl Turney, C.P.M, CGFO, Assistant Director Fiscal Services

City of Concord    

Debbie Wellnitz, MBA, Purchasing Manager

City of Denton

Elton D. Brock, MBA, CTPM, CTCM, C.P.M., Materials Management and Purchasing Manager

City of Edmonton

Dan Lajeunesse, MBA, SCMP, Branch Manager

City of El Paso

Bruce D. Collins, CPPO, Purchasing Director

City of Farmington

Edward Smylie, CPPO, Purchasing Officer

City of Flagstaff

Rick Compau, CPM, CPPO, CPPB, Director of Purchasing

City of Fort Lauderdale

Kirk Buffington, Finance Director

City of Frisco

Tom Johnston, CPPO, C.P.M., Director of Administrative Services

City of Garland

Gary Holcomb, CPPO, Director of Material Management

City of Grapevine

Robert Smeby, C.P.M., Purchasing Agent

City of Huntsville

Billie Smith, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

City of Independence

Russell Pankey, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

City of Irvine

Tracy Hamilton, C.P.M., CPIM, Purchasing Agent

City of La Porte

Cherell Daeumer, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

City of Lancaster

Dawn Berry, CPPB, Purchasing Agent

City of Las Vegas

Yolanda Jones, C.P.M., CPPO, Manager, Purchasing and Contracts

City of Lewisville

Todd White, Purchasing Manager

City of Livermore

Douglas Alessio, Administrative Services Director

City of Memphis

Eric Mayse, Purchasing Agent

City of Mesa

Matthew Bauer, CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, Procurement Administrator

City of Mesquite

Le Sealey, CPPB, Manager of Purchasing

City of Midland Purchasing Division

Regina Stephenson, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager

City of Mountain View

Tina Yoke, C.P.M., Purchasing and Support Services Manager

City of Naperville

Michael Bevis, CPPO, C.P.M., PMP, J.D., Chief Procurement Officer

City of Naples 

Gerald "Jed" Secory, CPPO, CPM, MBA, Purchasing Manager

City of New York - Department of Citywide Administrative Services

Geneith Turnbull, JD, Deputy Commissioner

City of North Richland Hills

Jerry Lewandowski, Purchasing Manager

City of Olathe, KS

Stephanie Creed, CPPO, CPPB, Procurement Manager

City of Palm Beach Gardens

Km! Ra, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CAP-OM, Purchasing and Contracts Director

City of Plano

Diane Palmer-Boeck, CPPO, CPPB, Chief Procurement Officer

City of Port Arthur, TX

Shawna Tubbs, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

City of Port St Lucie

Cheryl Shanaberger, MPA, CPPO, Deputy Director

City of Portland, OR

Christine Moody, CPPO, CPPB, Chief Procurement Officer

City of Rancho Cucamonga

Ruth Cain, CPPB, Buyer II

City of Richardson

Pam Kirkland, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

City of Richmond

Ofelia Alvarez, CPPB, Senior Buyer

City of Riverside

Art Torres, C.P.M., Purchasing/Risk Manager

City of Rochester Hills

Lisa Cummins, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

City of Roswell

Cory Salley, Contract Manager

City of San Antonio

Troy Elliott, CPA, Finance Director

City of San Diego

Dennis Gakunga, Director - Purchasing & Contracting

City of San Jose

Mark Giovannetti, Deputy Director, Purchasing

City of Santa Clarita

Kenneth Striplin, Ed.D, MBA, BS, City Manager

City of Santa Monica

Araceli Esparza, CPPO,Purchasing Manager

City of Scottsdale

James Flanagan, Purchasing Director

City of Southlake

Sharen Jackson, Chief Financial Officer

City of St Petersburg

Louis S Moore, FNIGP, CPPO, Director, Procurement & Supply Management

City of Sunnyvale

Pete Gonda, CPPO, Purchasing Officer

City of Tampa

Gregory K. Spearman, CPPO, FCCM, Director of Purchasing

City of Tempe

Michael Greene, C.P.M., Procurement Administrator

City of Tucson

Marcheta Gillespie, C.P.M., CPPO, CPPB, CPM, Director

City of University Park

Christine Green, C.P.M., Purchasing Agent

City of Victoria, Texas

Gilbert Reyna, Jr., C.P.A., Director of Finance

City of Wichita

Melinda Walker, CPM, Purchasing Manager

City of Winter Park

Althea Pemsel, MA, C.P.M., A.P.P., Purchasing Manager

Clark County School District

Steve Staggs, CPPO, C.P.M., Director of Procurement

Clayton County Public Schools

Lonita Evans, CFO, C.P.M., Executive Director of Business Services

Cleveland Metroparks

Ronald Ciancutti, MBA, Director of Procurement

Cobb County School District

Alisa Morningstar, CPPO, Director Procurement Services

Collin County

Michalyn Rains, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Agent

Collin County Community College District

Cindy White, CPPO, CPPB, Director of Purchasing

Cornell Procurement Services

Thomas Romantic, Senior Director

County of Alameda

John Glann, Purchasing Manager

County of Kern

Carol J. Cox, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager

County of Los Angeles

Gerald Plummer, Division Chief, Purchasing

County of Orange, CA

Robert Richardson, County Purchasing Agent

County of Placer

Brett Wood, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

County of Riverside

Robert Howdyshell, Director

County of Roanoke, Virginia

Ashley King, Senior Buyer

County of Sacramento, CA

Craig Rader, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Agent

County of San Bernardino

Laurie Rozko, Director of Purchasing

County of San Diego

John Pellegrino, CPCM, Director, Purchasing and Contracting

County of Sonoma

Linda Rodecap, CPPB, Purchasing Agent

County of Ventura

Rosa Ceniceros, CPPO, Procurement Services Manager

County of Volusia, FL

Jeaniene Jennings, CPPO, Purchasing and Contracts Director

Creighton University

Joseph Zaborowski, C.P.M, Director of Purchasing

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART)

John Adler, CPPO, Vice President, Procurement

Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

Gregory Spoon, CPSM, Vice President, Procurement & Materials Management

Defence Construction Canada

Mélinda Nycholat, P. Eng., Vice-President, Operations-Procurement

Denton County

Beth Fleming, CPSM, C.P.M., CPPO, Director of Purchasing

District School Board of Pasco County

Nicole Westmoreland, MBA, Purchasing Agent

Eastern Municipal Water District

Daniel T. Howell, C.P.M., Director of Purchasing & Contracts

Ellis County

Kim Gould, CPPB, Purchasing Agent

Fairfax County Public Schools

Roger Ball, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., A.P.P., Director

Frederick County Government

Diane George, CCPB, Director of Procurement & Contracting

Fresno State

Brian Cotham, CPM, Director

Fulton County Government

Felicia Strong-Whitaker, CPPO, Interim Director

Fulton County Schools

Angela Young, CPPB, Executive Director of Contracting

Georgia Building Authority

Rey Palma, CPPO, CPPB, MPA, Procurement Services Manager

Georgia Technology Authority

Charles Brooks, Director Procurement

Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Roslyn Forstot, Purchasing Director

Harris County

DeWight Dopslauf, C.P.M., CPPO, Purchasing Agent

Hillsborough County Aviation Authority

Edward Haines, CPPO, CPPB, Director of Procurement

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Business & Support Services

John Hollingshead, CPPB, Division Director

Howard County, Maryland

Darla Herbold, CPPB, CPPO. Purchasing Administrator

Inland Empire Utilities Agency

Warren Green, Manager Contracts and Facilities Services

Inter-American Development Bank

Marilyn A. Sussan, C.P.M., Division Chief

Iowa State University

Nancy Brooks, Director of Purchasing

Irvine Ranch Water District

Alex Aguilar, Purchasing Manager

Johnson County, KS

Marilyn Bell, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

La Joya Independent School District

Sylvia G. Zapata, RTSBA, Director of Purchasing & Warehouse Operations

Lansing Community College

Seleana Samuel, CPPO, Director of Purchasing

Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

Penny Marchell, C.P.M., Senior Manager of Purchasing

Loudoun County Division of Procurement

Donnie Legg, CPPO, Purchasing Agent/Manager of the Division of Procurement

Manatee County Government

Melissa Wendel, CPPO, Purchasing Official

Maricopa County

Wesley Baysinger, Chief Procurement Officer

McAllen Independent School District

Lorena Garcia, CPPB, Director of Purchasing

Miami - Dade County

Miriam Singer, CPPO, FCPM, PCPA, Chief Procurement Officer/Assistant Director

Mohave County           

Annie Newton-Fruhwirth, CPPB, Procurement Director

Mohave Educational Services Cooperative, Inc.

Deborah Sandoval, Director of Outreach and Education

Montgomery County Public Schools

Philip J. McGaughey, Jr., CPPO, CPPB, CIA, CGAP, Director

Montgomery County, Maryland

David Dise, Director

New Mexico State University

Rennette Apodaca, CPPO, Director

Newton County School System

Greg Goins, CPPO, CPPB, Procurement Coordinator

North Texas Tollway Authority

Jeff English, CPM, Sr. Director of Procurement Services and Business Diversity

Northside ISD

Eric Walls, CTPM, Director of Purchasing

Ohio Public Employees Retirement System

Jay Yoho, Support Services and Procurement Manager

Old Dominion University

Rick Berry, Director of Construction and Procurement Services

Orange County Board of County Commissioners        

Johnny Richardson, CFCM, CPPO, Manager

Orange County Fire Authority

Debbie Casper, C.P.M., CPPB, Purchasing & Materials Manager

Orange County Sanitation District

Marc Dubois, C.P.M., Contracts, Purchasing and Materials Management Manager

Orange County Transportation Authority

Virginia Abadessa, Director, Contracts Administration

Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority

Claude Miller, Director of Procurement

Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office

Terence Feeney, CPPO, Bureau Director

Pima County

L.G. Widugiris, C.P.M. Director

Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners

Candy Mancuso, CPPO, Interim Director of Purchasing

Potter County

David Harder, CPSM, CPPB, Purchasing Agent

Poudre School District

Jerel Nielsen, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing and Materials Manager

Prince William County Public Schools

Jim Totty, CPPO, C.P.M., Supervisor of Purchasing

Province of Nova Scotia - Procurement Services

Barry Boutilier, Chief Procurement Officer

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Ron Moraski, Director, Procurement Services

San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Jana Vargas, Director, Procurement & Contract Services

San Diego County Water Authority

Baldemar Troche, CPSM, Purchasing Manager

San Diego Unified Port District

Dave Thompson, CPPO, Director, General Services & Procurement

San Diego Unified School District

Authur S. Hanby, Jr., CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P., Strategic Sourcing and Contracts Officer

San Jacinto River Authority

Joan Finkes, C.P.M., CBBB, CPPO, Purchasing Manger

School Board of Orange County, Florida

David Oakhill, Sr. Director, Procurement Services

School Board of Palm Beach County

Sharon Swan, C.P.M., Director of Purchasing

Seminole County Board of County Commissioners

Ray Hooper, CPCM, Purchasing and Contracts Manager

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority      

Christopher Bross, CPPO, FCPM, FCCN, Procurement Manager

Spring Independent School District

Phillip Ellison, Assistant Superintendent, Business & Support Services

State of Alaska - Division of General Services

Jason Soza, Chief Procurement Officer

State of Oklahoma

Scott Schlotthauer, B.A., C.P.M., State Purchasing Director

State of Utah Dept. of Administrative Services

Nancy Orton, C.P.M., Deputy Director

State of Virginia

Robert Gleason, CPPO, Director

Tacoma School District

Rosalind Medina, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Tarrant County

Jack Beacham, C.P.M., A.P.P., Purchasing Agent

The California State University, Office of the Chancellor

Tom Roberts, Director of CS&P

The George Washington University

Donna Ginter, Executive Director, Procurement

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Cuauhtemoc (Moty) Torres, Unit Manager

The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Lillian Valenti, Chief Procurement Officer

The School Board of Charlotte County, Florida

Greg Herlean, CPPO, CPCM, Director

The University of Iowa

Deborah Zumbach, Director of Purchasing

Town of Flower Mound

Rochelle Ragas, CPPB, Purchasing Manager

Town of Oro Valley

Brian Garrity, C.P.M., CPPB, Procurement Administrator

Town of Prosper

January Cook, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Agent

Travis County

Cyd V. Grimes, C.P.M., CPPO, Purchasing Agent

UC San Diego

Ted Johnson, Chief Procurement Officer

Union Sanitary District

Roslyn Fuller, Purchasing Agent

University of California Riverside

Russell Lewis, CPM, Director

University of California, Merced

Cindi Deegan, C.P.M., Executive Director of Business Services

University of Florida

Lisa Deal, Director

University of Missouri

Jennifer Alexande, Director of Supply Chain Operations

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Sharrie Mayden, C.P.M., Director of Purchasing & Contracts

Utah Department of Transportation

Shawn Holland, Procurement Manager

Virginia Beach City Public Schools

J. Kevin Beardsley, CPPB, CPPO, Director of Purchasing

Washoe County Nevada

Michael Sullens, C.P.M., Purchasing and Contracts Manager

Washoe County School District

Andrea Sullivan, CPSM, C.P.M., Procurement Manager

West Virginia Purchasing Division

David Tincher, CPPO Purchasing Director

Williamson County

Robert Space, CPPO, CPA, Purchasing Agent

Workforce Solutions for North Central Texas in partnership with North Central Texas Council of Governments

David Setzer, CPSM, C.P.M., CWE, Director of Workforce Development