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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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Lauren Bonkowski, BA

Financial Coordinator

  • Maintains general finance organization
  • Processes, records, codes incoming receipts and invoices
  • Coordinates with the accounting firm on expense reporting
  • Files and retrieves documents and reference materials
  • Conducts research, assembles and analyses data to prepare reports and documents


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Lori Denhart

Research Project Manager

  • Develops and manages projects related to best practices and emerging issues in public procurement
  • Administers the Procurement Pulse blog
  • Manages the Member Survey
  • Assists with research inquiries, development of research work products, and provides support to Procurement U and conferences


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Priscilla Gandy

Conferences and Events Manager

  • Provides conference services for NASPO sponsored programs and events
  • Oversees and facilitates all aspects of event management from site selection, vendor negotiation, event registration, marketing, onsite staffing and post-event reporting
  • Negotiates hotel contracts to ensure rate, space, and language is equitable
  • Oversees Corporate Travel Management and Event Travel Management programs
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Ronda Glover

Conferences and Events Coordinator

  • Works on a variety of large and small scale strategic events and special projects to support the organization’s mission
  • Supports Conferences and Events Managers in coordinating logistics and planning efforts for all NASPO conferences and events
  • Negotiates hotel contracts for NASPO ValuePoint meetings
  • Assists in the build and management of Cvent registration websites
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Susan Gonzalez, MBA

Chief Conferences and Events Officer

  • Oversees conferences and events (C&E) execution and contracted deliverables
  • Maintains C&E governance documents, records, policies and operating guidelines
  • Oversees relationship with all C&E partners (travel agency, online registration, hotels/venues, audio/visual, and event decorators)
  • Develops and implements NASPO's annual C&E budgets

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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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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 current and prospective academic partners
  • Manages relationships with academic partners and students
  • Arranges participation in university career fairs and student engagement
  • Oversees higher education programs
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Kristine Howes

Conferences and Events Manager

  • Provides conference services for NASPO sponsored programs and events
  • Oversees and facilitates all aspects of event management from site selection, vendor negotiation, event registration, marketing, onsite staffing and post-event reporting
  • Manage planning committees and work closely with NASPO team on content development for multiple conferences
  • Oversees conference website development and contract management
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Kelly Kamp

Graphic Design and Communications Specialist

  • Designs collateral to spread NASPO's mission
  • Maintains brand awareness for organization
  • Assists with marketing strategies and outreach


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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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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

  • Oversees public relations, marketing and brand management
  • Distributes press releases and serves as primary media contact
  • Serves as editor for internal and external communications
  • Oversees promotion of NASPO reports, publications and educational offerings
  • Manages social media outreach


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Kevin Minor, MPA

Research Coordinator

  • 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
  • Manages and develops NASPO videos
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Elena Moreland, MPA

Senior Research 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
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Dominique Neel

Conferences and Events Coordinator

  • Works on a variety of large and small scale strategic events and special projects to support the organization’s mission
  • Supports Conferences and Events Managers in coordinating logistics and planning efforts for all NASPO conferences and events
  • Negotiates hotel contracts for NASPO ValuePoint meetings
  • Assists in the build and management of Cvent registration websites
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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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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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Marisa Raso

Director of Membership and Strategic Engagement

  • Manages the overall member engagement of NASPO
  • Collaborates with the Marketing and Communications team to ensure data-informed insights are targeting our marketing initiatives
  • Oversees the NASPO Network as the Community Manager
  • Collaborates with the NASPO ValuePoint Board, Management Team, Committees, and Staff to develop, implement, and measure the success of the NASPO Strategic Plan
  • Works with our strategic partners to ensure a unified vision for the future of state procurement
  • Provides support to the NASPO ValuePoint Board, Management Team, and Committees through volunteer management
  • Works with the IT Team to integrate our technology platforms
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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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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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Katie Scott, MA

Research Coordinator

  • Works to support both the Research and Innovation teams and the Procurement U training side of NASPO
  • Assists in the administration of the Procurement Pulse Blog
  • Assists with academic partner outreach
  • Supports Green Purchasing Technical Assistance Funds and NASPO’s Green Purchasing efforts
  • Develops research work products and supports the creation of any ongoing projects
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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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Bryce Bradford

Member Engagement Coordinator

  • Oversees all member inquiries as they relate to account status, dues, and general NASPO questions
  • Supports the Regional Councils
  • Coordinates with other NASPO teams to develop metrics that measure membership engagement, participation, and satisfaction
  • Collaborates with NASPO Staff to measure the success of the NASPO Strategic Plan
  • Provides support in the NASPO Network
  • Creates, writes, and develops member communication
  • Works with our members to provide support during event registration
  • Maintains the accuracy of the NASPO database
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Callie Shelley

LMS Coordinator

  • Management of the Procurement U LMS
  • Assists users with new account creation, password resets, and purchasing courses within the LMs
  • Reviews and edits Procurement U communications
  • Supports the NASPO Professional Development Committee and workgroups
  • Manages the ordering process for the State & Local Government Procurement: A Practical Guide textbook
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Samantha Gerard

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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Kelly J. McKown King

Education Program Manager

  • Designs conference and training content for NASPO events
  • Provides conference services and guidance for NASPO speakers
  • Supports content development for NASPO resources
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Sarah Hilderbrand, J.D., CPPO

Chief Operations Officer

  • Responsible for implementing the strategic mission, vision and overall direction of NASPO ValuePoint as set by the NASPO Board of Directors and ValuePoint Management Board in coordination with the NASPO-NASPO ValuePoint CEO
  • Ensures effective and efficient use of resources in the management of the NASPO ValuePoint business operations
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Jeff Holden

Cooperative Contract Coordinator

  • Provides support to state chief procurement officers and staff relating to cooperative purchasing
  • Provides education, consultation and support to eligible entities and potential suppliers regarding participation in NASPO ValuePoint contracts
  • Promotes the value of participation in NASPO ValuePoint contracts to state and local government agencies, public K-12 schools, public institutions of higher education and other eligible participants through attendance at meetings and conferences
  • Supports strategic relationships with NASPO ValuePoint contractors
  • Conducts market research to support development of successful cooperative contracts
  • Supports lead states and sourcing teams in processes related to competitive solicitations and award of cooperative contracts
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Jonathan Hollinger

Business & Data Analyst

  • Provides software development and data analytics for NASPO ValuePoint.
  • Provides technology support to various NASPO ValuePoint programs and events.
  • Manages analytics research projects and software implementations.

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Tim Hay, CPPB

Cooperative Development Director

  • Supervises the Cooperative Contract Coordinator team assigning tasks and providing leadership and guidance where needed.
  • Conducts market research, spend analysis forecasting, and return on investment projections in order to develop cooperative contract portfolio recommendations.
  • Organizes multi-state and multi-discipline sourcing teams and facilitates sourcing team activities and meetings through the solicitation, award process and contract administration.
  • Reviews RFP's prior to release to insure consistency with NASPO ValuePoint guidelines and Coordinates the draft and official RFP release to state directors. Facilities the "Intent to Participate" documents.
  • Provides regular updates to the NASPO ValuePoint website
  • Builds and manages relationships with state CPO’s, purchasing staffs, lead contract administrators, sourcing team members, contract users and suppliers.
  • Responds to inquiries from lead state contract administrators, contract users, existing and potential suppliers
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Ted Fosket

Cooperative Contracting Coordinator

  • Conducts market research, spend analysis forecasting, and return on investment projections in order to develop cooperative contract portfolio recommendations.
  • Organizes multi-state and multi-discipline sourcing teams and facilitates sourcing team activities and meetings through the solicitation, award process and contract administration.
  • Reviews RFP's prior to release to insure consistency with NASPO ValuePoint guidelines and Coordinates the draft and official RFP release to state directors. Facilities the "Intent to Participate" documents.
  • Provides regular updates to the NASPO ValuePoint website.
  • Builds and manages relationships with state CPO’s, purchasing staffs, lead contract administrators, sourcing team members, contract users and suppliers.
  • Responds to inquiries from lead state contract administrators, contract users, existing and potential suppliers
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James Bregenzer

Webmaster/Developer

  • Generally manages and provides technical support for all NASPO and NASPO ValuePoint websites and hosting services, architecture and technical environments
  • Responsible for the programming, development and maintenance of all underlying applications and APIs/integrations between applications
  • Coordinate closely with staff and NASPO members on all website and application needs
  • Monitor and provide insights and reporting on performance and general usage of all websites and applications
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Lauren Fields

Financial & Administrative Coordinator

  • Maintains general finance organization for NASPO ValuePoint
  • Processes, records, codes incoming receipts and invoices
  • Reviews member travel reimbursement and NASPO ValuePoint Cooperative Purchasing Education Fund submissions
  • Prepares and mails trade show materials
  • Assists in contract administration, ensuring contractual benefits are delivered timely and accurately
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Dugan Petty

Cooperative Contract Coordinator for Information and Communications Technology

  • Provides leadership, coaching, guidance, facilitation and support to the Lead State and Sourcing Team, and facilitates communication between participating entities and suppliers
  • Facilitates communication and collaboration between sourcing teams, lead state, key stakeholders and subject matter experts to increase understanding of technology user needs and market conditions.
  • Provides education and consultation regarding the value proposition of participating in the cooperative through individual meetings and correspondence, as well as through presentations at trade shows and conferences to purchasers, end users and organizations.
  • Facilitates understanding of cooperative master agreement capabilities, use, and opportunities with both suppliers and government users.
  • Helps Lead States, Sourcing Teams, end users and staff assess master agreement opportunities and cooperative contract feasibilities that will provide a value proposition to government users.
  • Develops and supports collaborative relationships with state chief procurement officers, chief information officers and their staffs, as well as local government, K-12 and higher education; along with potential strategic partners such as NASCIO and NASTD.
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Clinton Colliver

Controller

  • Oversees the accounting and human resources departments.
  • Provides Board and management with financial statements and analysis.
  • Promotes financial transparency within our organization.
  • Coordinates investment strategy for the organization
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Wanda Pyle

Business Operations Manager

  • Oversees HR, payroll, benefits, staff handbook and risk management
  • Manages office operations and procedures
  • Develops and monitors office budget
  • Manages central filing system
  • Oversees Recruitment and On-Boarding process
  • Coordinates and executes employee trainings
  • Supports and Assist the Finance Department
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Bart Lemmon

Supplier Development Director

  • Develops key relationships with supplier executives responsible for public sector marketing
  • Chairs the Supplier Advisory Council identifying business initiatives designed to increase usage of existing portfolio offerings
  • Provides education to the supplier community to facilitate participation in ValuePoint
  • Facilitates supplier contract launch meetings and attends supplier account review meetings in order to promote successful marketplace implementation
  • Explores business development and emerging market opportunities to promote visibility of ValuePoint
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Voight Shealy

Cooperative Contract Coordinator III

  • For 20 years, he managed the Materials Management Office, serving as the State’s Chief Procurement Officer responsible for all state procurements including information technology, construction, supplies, and services.
  • Voight is an honorary member of NASPO which he has served as a Board member, Finance Chair, and 2006/2007 President.
  • He is a recipient of the South Carolina Association of Governmental Procurement Officials James H. Barnes Award and NASPO’s Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award.
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