UPPCC new certifications December-February 2009
The Universal Public Purchasing Certification Council (UPPCC) is an independent entity formed to govern and administer the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) and Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) certification programs. The CPPB and CPPO programs are highly regarded and respected among procurement professionals and employers involved in the public sector. To date, UPPCC has certified more than 10,000 professionals primarily within the United States and Canada as well as in other nations around the globe.
Tawnya Bennett, CPPB
Metro Wastewater Reclamation District, Colo.
Craig Calvert, C.P.M., CPPB
City of Riverton, Utah
Dianne Collins, C.P.M., CPPB
City of Las Vegas
Richard Crago, CPPB
Maricopa County, Ariz.
Theresa F. Dobersztyn, C.P.M., CPPB
City of Naperville, Ill.
Alfred E. Guzman, C.P.M., CPPB
Tulare County, Calif.
Pamela A. Lange, C.P.M., CPPB
Clark County School District, Nev.
Becky A. Pepping, C.P.M., CPPB
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Robin Ramsey, C.P.M., CPPB
Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nev.
Sandra Segawa, C.P.M., CPPB
City of Garden Grove, Calif.
Melinda L. Thompson, C.P.M., CPPB
Texas Municipal Power Agency, Texas
Patricia Truett, C.P.M., CPPB
Modesto City Schools, Calif.
Kathy L. Bridwell, CPPO, C.P.M.
American Heart Association, Texas
Lonita Broome Collier, CPPO, C.P.M.
Clayton County Public Schools, Ga.
Rick M. Compau, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB
City of Flagstaff, Ariz.
Cecilia E. Dixon, CPPO, CPPB
Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
Peggy M. Edwards, CPPO, C.P.M.
San Luis Obispo County Office of Education, Calif.
Terence Patrick Feeney, CPPO, C.P.M.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Fla.
Gary L. Holcomb, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
City of Garland, Texas
Robert Johnson, CPPO
Miami Dade School Board
Thomas Johnston, CPPO, C.P.M.
City of Frisco, Texas
Melody A. Kojima, CPPO, C.P.M.
California State University
Barbara A. Kuhl, CPPO, C.P.M.
Pinellas County Department of Public Works, Fla.
Rosemary Ledesma, CPPO, CPPB
City of Austin, Texas
Gail L. Messineo, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
City of Columbus, Ohio
Lisa Anne Sharp, CPPO, C.P.M.
Mesa County Valley School Dist. No. 51, Colo.
Rajesh Singh, CPPO, C.P.P., C.P.M, M.B.A
City of Mississauga, Ontario
Amy A. Upson, CPPO, CPPB, VCO
Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Va.
Why UPPCC certification?
“A very wise person once said, ‘A professional is a person whose standards are so high that their work becomes the standard.”
— CPPB, material management specialist, Colorado
“Certification is joining the ranks of distinguished professionals who have a passion to be the best at what they do.”
— CPPO, supply officer, Oregon
“This certification gives me the credentials to pursue management positions at my agency.”
— CPPB, procurement analyst, British Columbia
“Certification gives me the opportunity for a higher salary and enhances my marketability for the future.”
— CPPB, supply specialist, Washington