Purchasing Manager of the Year: Barbara R. Johnson
Johnson participated on a team that created a vendor-validation process for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and led the team that developed and implemented the process. She also created and distributed a procurement-status tracking report to enable users to check on the status of purchases that do not go through the agency electronic-approval process.
“I very much appreciate the great leadership and administration here at the Airport Authority that encourages individual development plans and our five Core values: professionalism, integrity, appreciation of others, excellence and respect,” Johnson told Go Pro. “ Elaine Roberts, CEO, Rod Borden, COO, and Bob Tanner, chief counsel, don’t just talk these values – they do walk them.”
The Professional Purchasing Manager of the Year Award recognizes management professionals who have made significant contributions to purchasing, professional development, their entity, their chapter and the Institute. Recipients are nominated by their chapters.