NIGP Announces Inaugural Chapter Ambassador Team

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NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement announced the appointment of 20 NIGP Chapter Ambassadors to foster greater connectivity across its 72 chapters, their leaders and Institute board and staff. Ambassadors exemplify the values and ethics of the public procurement profession, selected after an arduous volunteer nomination and evaluation process.

NIGP CEO Rick Grimm

NIGP CEO Rick Grimm

It's an honor and privilege to have such incredibly talented professionals volunteer their valuable time and embark upon this journey to shape the future of the Institute and the profession as a whole, says NIGP CEO Rick Grimm.

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement today announced the appointment of 20 NIGP Chapter Ambassadors to foster greater connectivity across NIGP’s 72 chapters, their leaders and Institute board and staff. Chapter Ambassadors serve as official representatives of the NIGP Board, sharing information with chapters about new and ongoing Institute programs and initiatives. Further, Chapter Ambassadors extend the capacities of chapter leaders to express their challenges, opportunities and needs to the NIGP Board and Member Council.

Ambassadors exemplify the values and ethics of the public procurement profession, selected after an arduous volunteer nomination and evaluation process. “It’s an honor and privilege to have such incredibly talented professionals volunteer their valuable time and embark upon this journey to shape the future of the Institute and the profession as a whole. This is an exciting and historic time for us all,” says NIGP CEO Rick Grimm.

Members of the 2015-2018 Chapter Ambassador Team will begin their three-year terms effective July 1, 2015.

Roger Ball, Fairfax County Schools, VA
Tanyann Belaney, CB Ministry of Finance, BC
Carl Bonitto, Northumberland County, ON
Vickie Cortinas, City of Tucson, AZ
Peggy Ferrin, City of Maricopa, AZ
Stacy Gregg, State of South Carolina, SC
Lorraine Hein, Western Suffolk BOCES, NY
Jody Jacoby, Metropolitan Council, MN
Tammy John, Columbia County, GA
Ginny Justiniano, Sound Transit, WA
Mina Kaeding, Hillsborough County Schools, FL
Debbie Kaminski, County of Fort Bend, TX
Maureen McIIvane, Bucks County, PA
Suzette Moore, Maryland Airport Authority, MD
Alicia Morningstar, Cobb County, GA
Dave Nash, City of Fort Lauderdale, FL (Retired)
Alan Phillips, City of Missouri City, TX
Charlie Rosol, Cleveland Metroparks, OH
Brian Smith, Multnomah County, OR
Jim Smith, County of Peoria, IL

As part of its 2013-2016 strategic initiative, the NIGP Board of Directors began the development of the optimal governance structure to help shape the future of the Institute and the public procurement profession. The Chapter Ambassador Team is the last of the five key bodies identified in the “NIGP Governance 2.0” governance model to be announced.
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NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
Since 1944, the Institute has been developing, supporting and promoting the public procurement profession through premier educational and research programs, professional support, technical services and advocacy initiatives that benefit members and constituents. With over 15,000 professionals from more than 3,000 local, state, provincial and federal government contracting agencies across the United States, Canada and countries outside of North America., NIGP is international in its reach.
http://www.nigp.org

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