Bring NIGP to Your Chapter

Chapter Visits

Take this opportunity to have an NIGP Staff member, Chapter Ambassador, or the NIGP Business Council at your next chapter event either in-person or virtually at no charge to your chapter.  Make sure your Chapter membership is hearing the latest and about NIGP and the industry.  Schedule a visit today! 

Request a Visit from NIGP

Chapters can request an in-person or virtual visit. Once we receive your request, the visit will be coordinated by a member of NIGP staff.


Request Your Visit

NIGP Chapter Ambassador Visits

These meetings between chapters and their NIGP Ambassadors provide chapter members with an opportunity to learn about the latest NIGP member benefits, educational opportunities, resources, and tools. The Ambassador meeting also allows chapter members and leaders to ask questions and tell Ambassadors what support they need from the Institute.

During Ambassador visits, chapter leaders can share success stories, governance issues, and more. All stories, thoughts, concerns, and questions will be communicated to the elected Member Council of NIGP. 

Scheduling Chapter Ambassador Visits

Each chapter will be eligible for ONE visit every other year. Eligible chapters will be notified in October or November for the following calendar year by NIGP staff or the chapter's area Ambassador.

Once the visit is confirmed with the NIGP Chapter Relations Manager, we encourage you to reach out to the Ambassador to discuss the visit as it pertains to the topic of presentation and time with your chapter.

When scheduling, please allow ample time for the Ambassador to present to your membership and meet with your Board. We request scheduling a minimum of one hour for an Ambassador visit.



Chapter Ambassador Visit Rotation Schedule

2021 Visit Rotation Schedule





Chapter Ambassadors By Area

Meet your local chapter ambassadors, who are each assigned to a specific regional area of the country.

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


Phil W. Goodwin Town of Hamden, CT
Sean Carroll, NIGP-CPP State of New York Procurement, NY

Area 2

Maureen Wilson McIlvaine, CPPO, CPPB County of Bucks, PA
Lorie W. Newton, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Procurement Director, Chesterfield County, VA

Area 3

Carl Bonitto, CSCMP Northumberland County, Cobourg, ON
Penny M. Owens, NIGP-CPP, CPPO City of Knoxville, TN

Area 4

William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO Cobb County, GA
Sam Lemonis, CPPB Hinds Community College, MS

Area 5

Karen M. Main, CPPO, CPPB Retired
Joe Benjamin, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM Pinellas County Schools

Area 6

Kara M. Daniel, NIGP-CPP Springfield R-12 School District, MO
Ginger R. Line, CPPB Sourcewell

Area 7

Debbie Kaminski, CPPB Retired
Leah Price Grand River Dam Authority, OK

Area 8

Diane L. Seaton, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, CDT, MCA City of Portland, OR
Brian R. Smith, NIGP-CPP, CPPO Multnomah County Purchasing, OR
Alyssa Ellington, NIGP-CPP, CPPB Ada County, ID

Area 9

William (Bill) L. Munch, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Valley Schools Management Group, AZ