Buyer of the Year: Gayle S. Blankenship
Blankenship represents the Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers Chapter of NIGP.
“Winning this award is such an honor,” Blankenship told Go Pro after the awards luncheon. “When I come to places like the Forum and I see the vast pool of knowledge and expertise, it makes me realize what a wonderful and powerful profession that I have. It’s a group of people that love what they do and take pride in it. Those are the examples I have followed.”
The Professional Buyer of the Year Award recognizes non-supervisory professionals who have made significant contributions to purchasing, professional development, their entity, their chapter and the Institute. Recipients are nominated by their chapters.