Biennial In-Person visits by NIGP Ambassadors to the Chapters

Visiting Chapter IconTo show our commitment to chapters, NIGP has appointed Ambassadors who will visit chapters throughout the year. This face-to-face meeting provides chapter members with an opportunity to hear the latest NIGP member benefits, educational opportunities, resources and tools as well as to ask questions of these individuals. Chapter leaders can share success stories, governance issues, etc. and all stores, thoughts, concerns will be communicated to the elected Member Council of NIGP. Two way communication between the Institute and its chapters at it's best.

Visiting Chapters

Each Chapter will be eligible for ONE visit every other year

Eligible Chapters

will be notified:

  • At the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1)
  • In January as many new chapter officers take place
  • Or will be contacted by NIGP staff or the Chapter Ambassador in your area throughout the year

When scheduling your ambassador visit, please allow ample time for the Ambassador to present to your membership as well as time with your board.

In both cases a minimum of I hour is requested.  Once the visit is confirmed with the NIGP Chapter Relations Manager, we encourage you to reach out to the Ambassador as soon as possible to discuss the visit as it pertains to the topic of presentation and time with your chapter. 

Image Map Area 8 Area 9 Area 7 Area 6 Area 3 Area 4 Area 2 Area 1 Area 8 Area 5

Area 1

Lorraine HeinLorraine M. Hein, CPPB
Director of Purchasing
Western Suffolk BOCES
924 Ocean Ave
West Islip, NY 11795
Phone: (631)549-4900 (292)

Sean CarrollMr. Sean Carroll
Chief Procurement Officer
State of New York Procurement
Corning Tower - 38th Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: (518)473-5294

Area 2

McIlvane MaureenMaureen Wilson McIlvaine, CPPO, CPPB
Purchasing Director
County of Bucks
55 E Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901-4318
Phone: (215)348-6374

Suzette MooreMs. T. Suzette Moore, CPPO, CPPB
Assistant Secretary
Maryland Department of General Services
301 W. Preston Street, Suite M-6
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: (410) 859-7792

Area 3

Carl BonittoCarl Bonitto
Purchasing Manager
Northumberland County
555 Courthouse Road
Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6

Penny OwensPenny M Owens, CPPO
Contract Manager
City of Knoxville
400 Main Street, Rm. 667
Knoxville, TN 37902-0000
Phone: (865)215-2648

Area 4

Stacy GreggStacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB
Procurement Manager
State of South Carolina
1201 Main St., Suite 600
Columbia, SC 29201-4226
Phone: (803)737-2609

Area 5

David NashDavid E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB
9026 NW 44 Court
Sunrise, FL 33351-5336
Phone: (954)749-5291

Joe BenjaminJoe Benjamin, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM
Procurement Agent
Tampa International Airport
P.O. Box 22287
Tampa, FL 33622
Phone: (813)801-6082

Area 6

Kara DanielKara M. Daniel
City of Springfield - MO
834 S Mission Cir
Springfield, MO 65809
Phone: (417)864-1621

Jody JacobyJody Jacoby, CPPO
Manager, Contracts
Metropolitan Council
390 Robert Street North
St. Paul, MN 55101-1805
Phone: (651)602-1144

Area 7

Debbie KaminskiDebbie Kaminski, CPPB
Assistant Purchasing Agent
Fort Bend County
301 Jackson, Suite 201
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281)341-8643

Veronica DouglasVeronica Douglas, CPPB
Program Manager
Houston Community College
Procurement Operations Department
2930 Junction Drive
Houston, TX 77045
Phone: (214)718-4376

Area 8

Tanyann BelanyTanyann Belaney
Senior Procurement Governance Advisor
Office of the Comptroller General - Victoria, B.C.
617 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9V1
Phone: (250)387-8121

Ginny JustinianoGinny N. Justiniano, CPPB
Procurement and SBE/DBE Specialist
Community Transit
Procurement & Contracts
7100 Hardeson Rd
Everett, WA 98303
Phone: (425)438-6139

Brian SmithBrian R. Smith, CPPO
Purchasing Manager
Multnomah County Purchasing
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #125
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503)988-7546

Area 9

Victoria CortinasVictoria A. Cortinas, CPPB, C.P.M.
Contract Administrator
City of Tucson
255 W Alameda 6th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520)837-4140

Bill MunchWilliam (Bill) L. Munch, CPPO, CPPB
Executive Director of Procurement
Valley Schools Management Group
PO Box 41760
Phoenix, AZ 85080-1760
Phone: (602)594-4370

Craig RaderCraig A. Rader, CPPO,CPPB
Purchasing Agent
County of Sacramento - Department of General Services
9660 Ecology Lane
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916)876-6360

Visit Rotation Schedule

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Visit Request Form

Once request is received, coordination will begin between the Ambassador and the Chapter.

Request Your Visit
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