NASPO is the nation’s leader in public procurement, driving excellence for its members through diverse programs, resources, and initiatives.
Committee members work closely with the NASPO staff to ensure a stimulating, educational, and interactive discussion format that is balanced with suitable networking events.
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.
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.
The NASPO Financial Sustainability 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.
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.
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.
The Emerging Leaders Committee shall bring together a small group of emerging leaders in the public procurement profession. The primary goal of the committee is to create an award for emerging leaders in the field who will be recognized each year at the NASPO Annual Conference. The award will recognize individuals that although new to the procurement workforce, have demonstrated exemplary leadership potential and outstanding service. This Emerging Leaders Award serves to highlight the accomplishments of those who demonstrate visionary leadership with great promise to elevate the profession.
The Administration Committee shall oversee the work of what was previously the Nominations Committee and Governance & Oversight Committee.