The new Executive Order associate with the Buy American has an impact on the procurements funded with federal funds. In this webinar, the panel will discuss the impact of the Executive Order from different perspectives such as the requirements, compliance, and how procurement professionals can take an active role in making its implementation more impactful.
Kate Rotella, CPPO, MPA, NIGP-CPP is an experienced procurement and finance professional with 20+ years of extensive experience in Public Administration, staff management, implementing organizational change, governmental procurement programs, source selection and strategies, contract management, and Municipal and State budgets. Experience in writing, implementing, and teaching purchasing policy and procedures both locally and nationally. Excellent verbal and written communication skills paired with organized nature and advanced problem-solving strengths. Experienced in leading projects, directing logistics and managing inventory needs. Dedicated to maintaining schedules and budgets while enhancing operational performance.
Sharita L. Bryant, CPPB, VCM, VCO, VCA has served the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2001 . Before joining the public service, she was employed by the No. 2 home improvement chain, Lowes Home Improvement Warehouse. Since the launch of her public service career, Sharita has held progressive positions in the procurement process and has had the extreme benefit of being mentored and employed by national awarded Public Procurement Professionals.
Sharita is an active member of both Virginia Chapters of the National Institution of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP); Capital Area Purchasing Association (CAPA) and currently serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing (VAGP). She is also a member of the Young Professionals Council of NIGP.
Sharita has a passion for professional development, is eager to discuss, learn, and implement innovative business processes, and most of all enjoys sharing her public procurement experiences with others.
In her spare time, Sharita is very active in the community and her children's schools. She currently serves as the 2nd VP Membership, Henrico County Council (HCCPTA).
Lourdes Coss, MPA, CPPO has 25+ years of experience working with government procurement teams to help leaders understand what transformation looks like and the plan they need to get them where they want to be next. Working with procurement teams, you learn about the intricacies of what they need to be successful. Sometimes it boils down to simple problems, and other times it's much bigger than that -- apathy, inadequate resources, or no strategy at all.
I incorporate these lessons and ideas into my coaching every day. My talented clients never lack tactical skills. They're struggling to see problems as opportunities to transform their organization, and that's when they call me. Every day, I help these leaders take on their next big challenge through 1-1 coaching, virtual or in-person team training sessions, and strategic project support.
If we worked together and you're looking for someone who can coach you or instill leadership in your team, give me a call. I would love to catch up and learn more about you. I truly believe if we're going to change the world, it starts with one person and one community at a time. I want to be by your side while you do it.
Jon Stodola, CSE, The Toro Company, Bloomington, MN and Chair of the NIGP Business Council Jon joined The Toro Company in 2015 and serves as the Government Contracts Manager for North America. In his role, he helps educate and support Toro’s internal and distribution teams on the use of Government Contracts and how to work with government agencies. Jon is also responsible for supporting a number of Toro’s key industry relationships –
in addition to helping develop and implement strategies targeted at growing and supporting the Sports Fields & Grounds market segments, which represents professional and collegiate sports, educational institutions, and government - including federal, state and local entities.
Jon has also earned a core certificate for Foundations of Strategy & Policy through the NIGP Pathways training program – working alongside public procurement practitioners. He is the Chair of the NIGP Business Council, which is comprised of two representative from each of 12 companies participating in the Institute’s Enterprise Sponsor Program. Enterprise Sponsors are leaders in their respective industries and have demonstrated a shared commitment to NIGP’s values of Accountability, Ethics, Impartiality, Professionalism, Service, and Transparency.
Carrie has over 25 years of procurement experience in both the private and public sectors. She currently serves as the Manager for the Orange County Procurement Division.
Carrie currently serves as Chair-Elect of the NIGP Governing Board. She is a Past President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), and the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP, and has previously served on NIGP’s Talent Council, and the Board of Examiners for the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council.
Carrie holds both Master and Bachelor degrees in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida and a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management from the University of Central Florida.
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