NASPO Committees

The Annual Conference Committee is responsible for the development of the conference program, including the selection of session topics and speakers. Committee members work closely with the NASPO staff to ensure a stimulating, educational and interactive discussion format that is balanced with suitable networking events.

Committee Leader: Kelly Sanders (OH), Chair

Staff Contact:  Susan Gonzalez

Annual Conference Committee Charter

The Cronin Awards Committee oversees the George Cronin Awards for Procurement Excellence program, which seeks to recognize outstanding procurement initiatives and promote the adoption of these ideas throughout the states. The committee works closely with NASPO staff in inviting states to submit nominations, reviewing the nominations and selecting winners.

Committee Leaders: Kelly Sanders, Chair

Staff Contact: Lori Denhart

Cronin Awards Committee Charter

The Exchange Committee is responsible for the development of the educational program for the NASPO Exchange (formerly the How to Market to State Governments Meeting), including the selection of session topics and speakers. Committee members work closely with the NASPO staff to ensure a stimulating, educational and interactive discussion format that is balanced with suitable social events and the popular one-on-one sessions.

Committee Leaders: Gregg Olivera (NJ), Chair

Staff Contact: Susan Gonzalez

Exchange Committee Charter

The NASPO Executive Committee provides direction for the affairs of NASPO in the interim between meetings of the full Board of Directors, functioning within approved policies and general strategy established by the Board. The committee is comprised of the elected and appointed officers of NASPO.

Committee Leaders: George Schutter (D.C.), Chair

Staff Contact: Lindle Hatton

Executive Committee Charter

The Governance and Oversight Committee shall work in support of NASPO’s strategic plan goal 5: Align our human and financial resources to support organizational sustainability, proactive planning, and growth. This committee will work closely with the Executive Committee and Investment Committee as outlined in the NASPO Governance Policy.

Committee Leaders: Roz Ingram (FL), Chair

Staff Contact: Lindle Hatton

Governance and Oversight Committee Charter

The NASPO Investment Committee assists the Board of Directors in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities specific to investment strategies, policies and performance, with the goal of ensuring the long–term financial sustainability of the association.

Committee Leader: Deb Damore (VT), Chair

Staff Contact: Lindle Hatton

Investment Committee Charter

The Joint Audit Committee assists the NASPO Board of Directors and NASPO ValuePoint Management Board in fulfilling oversight responsibilities specific to the annual audit, tax filings and other financial matters shared by NASPO and NASPO ValuePoint.

Committee Leaders: Deb Damore (VT), Chair

Staff Contact:  Lindle Hatton

Joint Audit Committee Charter

The Mazzone Award Task Force selects the recipient of NASPO’s Giulio Mazzone Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes service, on a continuing exemplary basis, to the public purchasing profession. The committee is comprised of previous recipients of the Mazzone Award.

Task Force Leaders: Jeff Holden, Chair

Staff Contact: Kelly McKown King

Mazzone Committee Charter

The Nominations Committee prepares and presents a slate of candidates for the NASPO Board of Directors and oversees assigned membership matters.

Committee Leader: Debbie Dennis, Chair

Staff Contact: Olivia Hook Frey

Nominations Committee Charter

The Professional Development Committee oversees Procurement University, an ongoing, comprehensive professional development program focused on state procurement, which may be utilized by NASPO members to supplement and augment training, support national and state certification, and further the professional development of state procurement staff.

Committee Leaders: Lisa Eason (GA), Chair

Staff Contact: Jordan Henson

Professional Development Committee Charter

NASPO ValuePoint provides the highest standard of excellence in public cooperative contracting.

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