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Chapter Visits and Ambassadors

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! 

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 discuss the support they need from the Institute.

During Ambassador visits, chapter leaders can share success stories, governance issues, and more. 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. 

NIGP Content Presentations

Choose a specific topic presentation to bring to your Chapter!  Request an NIGP staff member to speak to your chapter about Pathways, NIGP-CPP, Workforce Development, and more.  Presentations from members of the NIGP Business Council cover a wide-range of topics such as Disaster Recovery, Supplier Diversity and COVID's Impact on Manufacturing, to name a few.  Click on the box to the right see full a full list of presentation topics and descriptions from NIGP Business Council members. 

Once you have decided on they type of engagement you want, please fill out the “Request a Visit” and you will be contacted about further coordination.



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.

Content Presentations

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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  At Large


Phil W. Goodwin Purchasing Agent, Town of Hamden, CT
Oren “Rick” Thomas, IV, QPA, CPM Purchasing Manager, Atlantic County Utilities Authority

Area 2

Lorie W. Newton, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB - CHAIR Assistant Procurement Director, Chesterfield County, VA
Jamaal Turner Procurement Manager, Maryland Transportation Authority

Area 3

Michelle Palmer, CPPB, DASM, CSCMP Senior Manager, Strategic Initiatives and Operational Effectiveness, City of Owen Sound
Amanda Greer, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Statewide Procurement Analyst II, Kentucky Division of Engineering and Contract Administration
Amy Monroe, CPPB Director Goods & Services Division, Commonwealth of Kentucky, Finance and Administration Cabinet Office of Procurement Services

Area 4

William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO Retired
Sam Lemonis, NIGP-CPP, CPPB Director of Purchasing
Amber Yates, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, CPM Procurement Administrator, Little Rock Reclamation Authority, AR

Area 5

Joe Benjamin, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM Director of Purchasing, Pinellas County Schools
Tara Camp, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Senior Manager - Non Capital & Materials Management, Hillsborough County Aviation
Cindy Norton, CPPB Deputy Director of Purchasing and Contract Administration, Santa Rosa County School Board

Area 6

Lisa Robbins, CPPB Senior Purchasing Administrator, Johnson County – KS
Ginger R. Line, CPPB Client Development Administrator, Sourcewell

Area 7

Alena Croy, CPFO, CPPO, CPO, CPPB, MBA Purchasing Specialist, City of Oklahoma City
Jed Greenfield, CPA, CTCD, CTCM Chief Procurement Officer, City of Houston Finance Department

Area 8

Diane L. Seaton, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, CDT, MCA Sr. Contract Specialist, Oregon Health Science University
Alyssa Ellington, NIGP-CPP, CPPB - VICE CHAIR Procurement Supervisor, Ada County, ID

Area 9

Whitney Mugford-Smith, NIGP-CPP, CPPB Procurement Manager, City of Wheat Ridge
Lori Noyes Contracts and Procurement Manager, Valley Metro

Chapter Ambassadors At Large

Fatima Calkins, CPPO, CPPB Assistant Manager, Purchasing-IT, Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
Russ Pankey, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Retired
John Veal, NIGP-CPP, CPPB Retired