Meet the NIGP board
The National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) Board consists of 15 leaders elected to guide the long-term success of NIGP and its member programs. Directors are elected by the members of the region they represent.
2010 – 2011 NIGP Board of Directors
Kenneth B. Koester, CPPO, C.P.M., A.P.P.
Director, Unified Purchasing Cooperative of the Ohio River Valley
At-Large Seat 15
First Vice President
Stephanie A. Creed, CPPO, CPPB
Director of Administrative Support Services
Arkansas State University – Beebe
At-Large Seat 14
Second Vice President
Bobbi L. Matthews, CPPO, CPPB
Senior Manager, Administrative Services
At-Large Seat 17
Third Vice President
Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, C.P.M., CPM
Deputy Director of Procurement
City of Tucson Procurement Department, Ariz.
Region 11 — Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.M., Utah
Immediate Past President
Paul J. Brennan, CPPO
Director of Purchasing
DGS — Purchasing Division
County of Rockland
Region 1 — Conn., Maine, Mass., N.H., N.Y., R.I., Vt.
Rick L. Grimm, CPPO, CPPB
Chief Executive Officer
Edmund J. Grant, CPPO, CPPB, RPPO
Chief Financial Officer
Cape May County, N.J.
George M. Nader, Jr., CPPO
County of Lehigh
Region 2 — Del., Washington, D.C., Md., N.J., Pa.
Barbara R. Johnson, CPPO, CPPB
Manager, Contract & Procurement Administration
Columbus Regional Airport Authority, Ohio
Region 3 — Ind., Ky., Mich., Ohio, W.Va.
Katherine S. Elgin, CPPO, CPPB
Chief Purchasing Officer
Town of Leesburg, Va.
Region 4 — Va.
Sandra A. Wright, CPPB
Director of Procurement Services
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
Region 5 — Ga., N.C., S.C.
Donald G. Buffum, CPPO
Director, Procurement and Contracts
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, Miss.
Region 6 — Ala., Ark., La., Miss., Tenn.
Keith K. Glatz, CPPO
Purchasing and Contracts Manager
City of Tamarac, Fla.
Region 7 — Fla., P.R., V.I.
Maria de Lourdes Coss, CPPO
Director of Purchasing
University of Illinois at Chicago
Region 8 — Iowa, Ill., Minn., Neb., S.D., Wis.
DeWight M. Dopslauf, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Assistant Purchasing Agent
Region 9 — Texas
Judith E. Meisel, CPPO, CPPB
City of Olathe, Kan.
Region 10 — Colo., Kan., Mo., Okla.
Dave A. Davis, CPPO
Purchasing and Materials Manager
Washington State Department of Transportation
Region 12 — Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Mont., Ore., Wash., Wyo.
Gord J. Sears, CPPB
Manager of Purchasing
Town of Newmarket, Ontario
Region 13 — Canada
Kirk W. Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., MBA
Director, Procurement Services
City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
At-Large Seat 16
Volunteer leaders are essential to the ongoing success of NIGP. For more information about volunteer leadership opportunities, visit www.nigp.org.