New NIGP Members December-January 2009
Your efforts and membership have contributed to NIGP’s legacy … building a world in which public procurement practitioners are highly regarded members of a respected professional order.
Established in 1944, NIGP is an international not-for-profit educational and technical organization member association. The Institute is composed of 75 affiliate chapters, one student chapter and more than 2,400 agency members representing federal, state, provincial and local government levels throughout the United States and Canada. These agencies represent more than 16,000 professionals serving the public procurement community.
To learn more about NIGP membership or the Institute, contact [email protected].
New Agency Members
Bedford County, Va.
Board of Sumter County Commissioners, Fla.
City of Anaheim, Calif.
City of Baton Rouge Purchasing Office, La.
City of Dalton, Ga.
City of Englewood, Colo.
City of Medford, Ore.
City of Ontario, Calif.
City of Victoria, Texas
Clay County Public Works, Fla.
Clay County School Board, Fla.
Department of Health Professions, Va.
Early Learning Coalition of Orange County, Fla.
East Orange School District, N.J.
Fairfield County Council, S. C.
Gulf Coast Community College, Fla.
Housing Authority of Orlando, Fla.
Las Vegas City Schools
Mahoning County, Ohio
Massapequa Union Free School District, N.Y.
Ohio Department of Commerce
Ohio Department of Insurance
Ohio Department of Veteran Services
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Oregon Youth Authority
Regional Municipality of Halton, Ontario
San Antonio River Authority
State of Colorado Governor’s Office of Information Technology
Texas Association of School Boards
The Corporation of the City of Burlington, Ontario
The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia & Pacific, Thailand
Township of Branchburg, N.J.
Tualatin Valley Water District, Ore.
United Nations Procurement Division, N.Y.
West Central Technical College, Ga.
Sandra Brisbon, Texas
Sue A. Cross, CPPB, Ind.
Bridget Dowling, CPPB, Ireland
Lesley Erickson, Ore.
Gayle Ferrarini, N.J.
Van Jobe, Texas
Susan Lester, Wash.
Madrika Martin, Va.
Jai Mei, N.Y.
Ben Milam, CPPM. C.P.M., Alaska
Herbert Miller, CPPO, CPPB, Texas
Pamela Millman, Conn.
Theresa Ruane, Mass.
J. Tyler Turpin, Va.
Indalecio Arrien, CPPB, Fla.
James Askew, CPPO, CPPB, Ga.
John Baugh, Fla.
Debbie Book, CPPB, CTPM, Texas
Ron Butterworth, CPPO, Ontario
Deborah Welch, CPPO, S.C.
Clementine Fleuranvil, Fla.
Florida Atlantic University
Anna Forristall, CPPB
University of Colorado-Denver
Columbia University, N.Y.
‘A better quality of life’
“NIGP Membership ultimately provides a better quality of life — the opportunity to secure resources to enable the public to receive the optimal mix of public service/transportation/health/safety/welfare in the most cost-effective, efficient way.
Barbara Johnson, CPPO, CPPB
Manager, contract and procurement administration
Columbus Regional Airport Authority
Professional development at its best
“Public-sector professional development was something that the San Diego Unified School District had never participated in, even though it is the 18th-largest school district in the country and the eighth-largest school district in the city. In 2007, the district did $88 million in purchase orders.
In 2007, the school board of the San Diego Unified School District approved an agreement with NIGP to provide professional development seminars. These seminars prepared the district’s procurement and contracting staff to be examined to fulfill the requirements to become certified professional public buyers (CPPBs). As a result of these seminars, 86 percent of the district’s procurement and contracting staff have met all the requirements for certification and now are certified. NIGP’s instructors were outstanding. Additional professional development seminars have been planned as part of an ongoing staff development program.”
Art Hanby Jr., CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P.
Director, business support services
San Diego Unified School District
San Diego, California
The value of membership
“After graduating from college in the mid-80’s, my career in purchasing began as a clerk doing expediting work. I became a purchasing agent later and remember being handed copies of policies and procedures to review, along with a stack of purchase requisitions. Fellow purchasing agents told me how to work with customers and vendors. While I appreciated their assistance, something was missing.
In the late 80’s, my entity joined NIGP and it was like the floodlights were turned on! We were exposed to a network of peers, the opportunity to take classes in professional development, and also the opportunity to work with an organization dedicated to furthering our profession. I felt validated and confident! I remember feeling smarter when I worked with customers and vendors. I earned one level of certification and then another. Later I was asked to help train other professionals who were working in the profession. Over 20 years later, I can say with pride and confidence that I would not be where I am today without the training and relationships that I have had through my membership in NIGP.”
Darren Muci, CPPO
Director, Division of Operations
Wichita, Kansas Public Schools — USD 259