2017 Award Winners and Finalists


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Each year NIGP recognizes individual and agency members who have achieved hallmark status in the eyes of their peers.

For Procurement Professionals

Bobbi Matthews - Albert H. Hall Winner 2017Albert H. Hall Memorial Award

Established in 1977, this is NIGP's highest award, which is named in honor of NIGP's founder, Albert H. Hall, who served as the organization’s first Executive Vice President from 1944 to 1975. Persons receiving the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award also earn the designation of ‘Fellow of NIGP’ or FNIGP.

2017 Albert H. Hall Memorial Award Winner

Bobbi L. Matthews, CPPO, CPPB
Senior Manager, Administrative Services
Port of Portland, OR


Marcheta Gillespie - 2017 Distinguished Service Award WinnerDistinguished Service Awards (DSA)

The Awards Task Force grants the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) to public procurement officials and other individuals who have distinguished themselves for their contributions to public procurement.

2017 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM
Director of Procurement
City of Tucson, AZ

Maureen McIlvaine - 2017 Anne DeatheridgeAnne Deatherage Meritorious Service Award

The Awards Committee grants this award to current public procurement officials, retired or former public procurement officials, NIGP staff members, or other individuals in the private sector who have dedicated their career to advancing the public procurement profession. Established in 2005, this award is named in honor of NIGP's Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Anne Deatherage, who served the Institute in a variety of leadership capacities from 1972 to 2005.

2017 Anne Deatherage Meritorious Service Award Winner


Maureen Wilson McIlvaine, CPPO, CPPB

Purchasing Director
County of Bucks, PA

Manager of the Year

The Honors and Awards Committee may grant this award to public procurement professionals who have supervisory or management responsibilities. Public Procurement manager functions must include responsibility of overall procurement/material management activities in a specific governmental entity to include the supervision of procurement personnel and/or the display of executive abilities involving economic/financial, technical, statistical, legal, and administrative attributes. Management positions may be totally dedicated to the procurement function or shared with other responsibilities. The awardee must be a current member of NIGP and document the efforts during the previous two years (January 1, 2014 – December 31, 2015).

2017 Manager of the Year Award Winner

Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
Information Technology & Procurement Director
Knoxville's Community Development Corp.
Knoxville, TN


Buyer of the Year

The Honors and Awards Committee grants this award to buyers who have no supervisory or management responsibilities. The Buyer function involves the process of determining the customer requirements, reviewing specifications and requirements, developing and issuing bids, evaluating offers and selecting the vendor, arriving at fair and reasonable price and terms, preparing the contract or purchase order, vendor relations, following up to ensure timely delivery shipping/receiving, inventory and warehousing, and contract administration provisions.

2017 Buyer of the Year Award Winner

Fatima Calkins, CPPO, CPPB
Senior Purchasing Agent
Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, Orlando, FL

Congratulations to the 2017 winners

Past Award Winners Individuals

  • Albert H. Hall Memorial Award

  • Anne Deatherage Meritorius Service Award

  • Buyer of the Year Award

  • Manager of the Year

  • Distinguished Service Awards

  • NIGP President's Special Awards

  • MEASURE Up Award

  • NIGP Best Practices Award

  • Innovations in Public Procurement Award

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