Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award

NASPO's Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award Program recognizes service, on a continuing exemplary basis, to the public purchasing profession. The program was created in 1982 as the NASPO Distinguished Service Award, and in 1994 was renamed for Giulio Mazzone.

About Giulio Mazzone
Giulio Mazzone was a NASPO member, former NASPO President and the seventh recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. As the lightning rod behind NASPO's recycling involvement, especially with paper and the ASTM, he cultivated a very good relationship between NASPO and the federal government. As important, if not more important, he was a good friend, quick to make new members feel welcome and part of the organization, urging them to get involved. He was responsible for many members' decisions to jump into the thick of things. Renaming the award after Guilio lost his fight to cancer represented both NASPO's attempt to hold on to a little piece of the “Giulio magic,” and a restatement of the high bar this award represents to NASPO members.


Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award Recipients

2017: Vern Jones

2016: John Adler

2015: Monica Wilkes
2014: Jeff Holden
2014: 20th Anniversary Special
Mazzone Award: Jack Pitzer
2013: Ron Bell
2012: Marvin Eicholtz
2011: Voight Shealy
Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award Recipients (continued)
2010: Ellen Phillips
2009: Richard Pennington
2008: Jan Hamik
2007: Wayne Casper
2006: none selected
2005: Denise Lea
2004: Dugan Petty
2003: Dave Gragan
2002: none selected
2001: Don Buffum
2000: Doug Richins
1999: Richard Thompson
1998: Gary Lambert
1997: Paula Moskowitz
1996: Margaret McConnell
1995: John Haggerty
1994: Edward Erxleben
NASPO Distinguished Service Award Recipients
1993: none selected
1992: William S. Warstler
1991: Thomas M. Bostick
1990: Giulio Mazzone
1989: none selected
1988: Jack Spath
1987: John Hittinger (posthumously)
1986: Herman Crystal (posthumously)
1985: Tom and Ethel Blanco
1984: none selected
1983: John Short
1982: Willis Holding

NASPO releases 2019 Top Ten Priorities for State Procurement & Top Five Horizon Issues


NASPO releases 2019 Top Ten Priorities for State Procurement & Top Five Horizon Issues

Just Released! Based on a ranking from state CPOs, the 2019 Top Ten Priorities and Five Horizon Issues for State Procurement reflect current nationwide priorities as well as forward-looking issues that are likely to impact state procurement. 

NASPO develops programs, conference sessions, research and publications around these important focus areas.

Meaningful KPIs in Four Easy Steps


Meaningful KPIs in Four Easy Steps

Start the New Year right! Check out this newly-released Procurement Pulse article to zero in on the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track your performance. This quick NASPO KPI primer can put you on the fast track! Click HERE to read the full article and get more insight into how to develop meaningful KPIs that are aligned with your goals and objectives.

2019 NASPO Board of Directors Prepare to Take Office


2019 NASPO Board of Directors Prepare to Take Office

The newly elected officers and board members of the National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) assume their new leadership roles with NASPO on January 1, 2019. Officers and board members were elected during NASPO’s 2018 Annual Conference, September 23-16, in Long Beach, California.  Click here for more details.

NASPO Website Maintenance


NASPO Website Maintenance

Friday, December 14

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