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Mariam Alabdali, MA

Learning and Development Coordinator

  • Works with SMEs in developing training programs and e-learning courses
  • Supports the NASPO Professional Development Committee and workgroups
  • Develops research work products and assists with survey implementation and analysis
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Jack P. Branum, MPA

Systems/Operations Director

  • Manages the Procurement U online learning management system
  • Coordinates online training needs, reporting, and issues resolutions
  • Coordinates the course catalogue, class schedules, and resources
  • Engages with state training personnel to provide information and training
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Susan Gonzalez, MBA

Chief Conferences and Events Officer

  • Oversees conferences and events (C&E) execution and contracted deliverables
  • Maintains governance documents, records, policies and operating guidelines
  • Administers travel and onsite logistics for NASPO-sponsored programs and events
  • Develops and implements NASPO annual budget in coordination with CEO
  • Maintains C&E governance documents, records, policies and operating guidelines

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Lindle Hatton, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

  • Executive leadership of strategies and initiatives
  • Oversight of the CLO's professional development program management
  • Oversight of the CAO and DO's administration and operational management
  • Primary spokesperson to advance awareness of and support for NASPO and the public procurement profession
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Christina Heilig, M.S.Ed, APTD

Instructional Designer

  • Designs, develops and implements e-learning courses and modules
  • Determine sequences and creates outlines, storyboards, and treatment approaches
  • Produce graphics elements to enhance course delivery
  • Evaluates new and emerging technologies
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Jordan Henson, MS

Instructional Design Project Manager

  • Develops content for Procurement U online courses
  • Designs and programs Procurement U courses for online delivery
  • Leads development of Procurement U trainings at the NASPO Annual Conference
  • Works with SMEs to develop training programs and e-learning courses
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Olivia Hook Frey, MS

Academic Affairs Manager

  • Coordinates Outreach to prospective educational partners
  • Coordinates interaction with academic partners and students
  • Arranges participation in university career fairs
  • Works with subject matter experts on higher education initiatives
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Dianne Lancaster, CPPO

Chief Learning Officer

  • Collaborate with the NASPO Board to develop and actualize the professional development vision approved by the Board
  • Relationship development with higher education and industry thought leaders
  • Management of industry content for educational programming
  • Provides procurement and contract management subject matter expertise
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Wendy Payne

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

  • Performs general clerical duties and supports finance and member services programs
  • Provides committee support and assists with notes/minutes
  • Provides customer service to members and suppliers
  • Supports meetings, events, outreach, and communication activities as needed
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Megan Lee, MBA

Financial Coordinator

  • Maintains general finance for the organization
  • Coordinates with the accounting firm on expense reporting
  • Serves as staff support to Investment and Audit Committees
  • Reviews member travel reimbursement and professional development fund submissions

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Jill Midkiff

Director of Communications and External Relations

  • Manages public relations, brand management and marketing
  • Advances stakeholder relationships and coordinates the work of external liaisons
  • Manages partnerships and the development of joint initiatives

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Kevin Minor, MPA

Research Coordinator

  • Best Practices Committee support
  • Green Technical Assistance Funds
  • Creates, writes and develops research work products, webinars, and blog posts
  • Supports Green Purchasing Technical Assistance Funds and NASPO's Green Purchasing efforts
  • Provides support for ProcurementIQ and GovWinIQ market research tools
  • Research and policy support
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Elena Moreland, MPA

Senior Project Manager

  • Develops and manages best practice sharing, work products and deliverables
  • Coordinates research inquiries and resulting resources and guidance
  • Manages the Survey of State Procurement Practices
  • Manages the Green Purchasing Technical Assistance Funds Program
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Matt Oyer, MPA

Director of Learning Solutions

  • Develops and manages Procurement U training and professional development initiatives
  • Coordinates education inquiries and resulting resources and guidance
  • Manages efforts to promote state and national certification
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Jennifer Salts, CPPO, CPPB

Chief Administrative Officer

  • Provides administrative support to NASPO Board and Executive Committee
  • Oversees contracted workplan deliverables
  • Consults with states and stakeholders to promote best practice sharing
  • Supports member engagement activities
  • Provides procurement and contract management subject matter expertise
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Stephanie Schlueter, MPA

Research Coordinator

  • Manages and oversees the Cronin Awards for Procurement Excellence
  • Develops and implements the Member Satisfaction Survey
  • Edits and maintains the How to Do Business with State Governments Guide
  • Creates, writes, and develops research work products, webinars, and blog posts
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Bob Sievert

Chief Information Officer

  • Manages and oversees NASPO technology infrastructure initiatives
  • Provides leadership to implement new and appropriate technology innovations into all NASPO programs
  • Provides procurement automation and eProcurement subject matter expertise
  • Collaborates with industry thought leaders related to technology in procurement to drive innovation and evolution to better support member needs
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Megan Smyth, JD

Director of Research and Innovation

  • Develops and manages the discussion of emerging issues in procurement, work products, and deliverables
  • Manages IT Procurement Negotiations initiatives
  • Coordinates research inquiries and resulting resources and guidance
  • Supports conferences, Procurement U and Procurement Law Institute

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Rhonda Clark

Association Manager

  • Oversee Communications with NASPO for AMR Services
  • Manage Financial Coordination & Processing
  • Member Engagement
  • Strategic Plan Reporting
  • Conference & Meeting Support
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Kristy Howard, MA

Communications Coordinator

  • NASPO Network
  • Regional Councils
  • Member Communications
  • Website
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Molly Marsh

Programs Manager

  • Annual Conference
  • Regional Conferences
  • Leadership Academy
  • Exchange Conference
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Lily Pennington

Programs Coordinator

  • Academic Forum
  • State Procurement Law Institute
  • Regional Conferences
  • Stakeholder Programs
  • State Training Coordinators Conference
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Kaitlyn Wilde

Project Associate

  • Verify, code and enter invoices, check requests and reimbursements in to payment system
  • Provide administrative support and communicate effectively with members
  • Bulletin e-Newsletter
  • Provide conference support
  • Coordinate special projects
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