Webinar - QPPD Accreditation...Raising the Expectations

  • Date: 05/05/2021
  • Start Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Time
  • End Time: 3:30 PM Eastern Time
  • Contact Hours: 1
  • Format: Webinar
Webinar 050521: QPPD Accreditation...Raising the Expectations (Member)$0.00 05/05/2021
Webinar 050521: QPPD Accreditation...Raising the Expectations (Non-Member)$0.00 05/05/2021
Webinar 050521: QPPD Accreditation...Raising the Expectations (Member) $0.00
Webinar 050521: QPPD Accreditation...Raising the Expectations (Non-Member) $0.00


Have you ever wondered what it takes to attain the distinction of NIGP QPPD Accreditation? Whether you have a small, medium size, or large procurement department, there can be an QPPD Accreditation in your future. Equipped with determination and words of wisdom from those who have ‘been there and done that’ you can begin your journey to accreditation with confidence. In this webinar, Theresa Webb will facilitate a discussion with a panel of distinguished procurement professionals from across the United States. Sharing from their experiences, they will provide insights into their motivation for applying, how they facilitated the application process and managed the necessary resources to do so, and tips they learned, that will help you in your journey to QPPD Accreditation.

What You'll Learn

After completing this online training session, learners will be able to:

1.  Understand the QPPD application better
2.  Identify strategies that could help them in applying for QPPD accreditation
3.  Understand the value of QPPD Accreditation for their department and entity 


Presenter Bio(s)

Theresa Webb, M.A., NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M. has over 30 years of experience in procurement in both the private and public sectors and recently joined the team at Civic Initiatives as Sr. Procurement Process Consultant. In her procurement leadership roles, Theresa oversaw the procurement of goods, services, technology, construction, concessions, and capital improvement. She has Bachelor and Masters’ degrees in Business.
Theresa has been a member of multiple boards, committees, panels, task forces and councils over the years including current Chair of NIGP Accreditation Committee, President and Board Member of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO), NIGP Global Best Practice taskforces, NIGP Talent Council, NIGP Member Council, LINCS Advisory Board for St. Pete College, Airport Purchasing Group Board, President and Board Member of the Tampa Bay Area Chapter of NIGP Board, the NIGP Research Committee, ISM Survey on Business panel, and President of the Savannah NAPM affiliate (k/n/a ISM). Theresa has also participated on NIGP coursework creation teams and is a certified NIGP Instructor.
Theresa was recognized by NIGP as National Buyer of the Year in 2013. She has numerous published articles and has developed and delivered 50+ workshops, webinars, and training sessions during her career.
Lisa Frank joined NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement in December 2013. One year later, she was promoted to the position of Global Practices Manager and, most recently, became Program Content Manager. In addition to managing task forces to develop global best practices, Lisa works with Routledge, NIGP’s publisher, and serves as staff liaison to NIGP’s Diversity and Equity Committee and Accreditation Committee. Lisa collaborates with subject matter experts, including procurement professionals, academics, and suppliers to develop useful guidance on public procurement topics and to create a pipeline of textbooks. From 2018 – 2020, Lisa contributed articles to Government Procurement Magazine on topics ranging from Language Matters to Conferences: Rethinking the Status Quo. Prior to joining NIGP, Lisa managed the University Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned her Master of Public Management. Lisa has also earned certifications as a John Maxwell Coach, Public Speaker, and DISC Consultant, and recently launched her own business Camino Life Coaching & Consulting. She received her undergraduate degree from Indiana University in cello performance, and now lives in Ashland, Oregon, where she plays cello with the Rogue Valley Symphony.
Terry has 33 years’ experience in public procurement including Knox County, Knox County Schools and at Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation-the Public Housing Authority. He has served on NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement’s consulting team since its inception in 1995.   Terry holds a bachelors’ degree from Alderson Broaddus College (Education and Political Science) and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. In 2020, he was named a “Fellow” of UT’s MPPA program for his contributions to public administration and to the MPPA program. Terry has numerous professional certifications including CPPB, CPPO, CPM, CPCP and NIGP-CPP. Terry is a member of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association (ETPA) and the Tennessee Association of Public Purchasing (TAPP). Terry has served as ETPA’s President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and on a host of committees.  Terry has served on numerous NIGP committees including Accreditation, Research, Knowledge, Mentoring as well as service on various Global Best Practices and other ad hoc committees. Terry has earned several recognitions including ETPA’s Purchasing Professional of the Year in 1993 and Purchasing Manager of the Year in 2016. He received NIGP’s “Spirit of NIGP” award in 2013. He was awarded NIGP’s “Purchasing Manager of the Year” honor in 2017. Terry has kept KCDC’s procurement office accredited with the OA4/QPPD since 2006.
James Foley is the Deputy Chief Procurement Officer for Maricopa County. James holds a Bachelors Degree and a Masters Degree and has over 25 years of experience in public purchasing and finance in county government. James is a member of the NIGP Finance Council, the Arizona State Capital Chapter of the NIGP and has served on its Cooperative Committee for a number of years.  James served over nine years as Maricopa County's representative on the U.S. Communities Advisory Board and currently serves as an Advisor Member for the Public Purchasing Exchange (PPEx).
Ed Haines. In his 28 years with Tampa International Airport, Ed Haines as served in a variety of procurement managerial positions. As the Chief Procurement Officer, he led the transformation from decentralized to centralized procurement operations that began in 2011. The transformation and strive to understand industry best practices has led to the Airport to receiving the NIGP OA4 and Pareto accreditations. His team has also earned Achievement of Excellence awards from NPI and Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials and continues to hold certification from the UPPCC.
Matt Myers is a native of Tennessee and holds a Bachelors’ degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee (UT). He began his career with Knox County Procurement in 1998 as an entry level Buyer and over the years has progressed in areas of responsibility through several promotional opportunities.  He now serves as the Director of Procurement where he oversees Procurement, Property Development, Asset Management, and Business Outreach. Matt is an active member of the East Tennessee Purchasing Association; a member of the state-wide Tennessee Association of Public Procurement chapter of NIGP; as well as a national member of NIGP.

Attendance for Individuals

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Brought to You By:


  • Lisa Frank, NIGP Content Program Manager Content Research & Development, and staff liaison to the Accreditation Committee
  • Theresa Webb, M.A., NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., Retired Procurement Official, Sr. Consultant for Civic Initiatives, Chair of the Accreditation Committee.
  • Terry, McKee, MPA, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPCP, Information Technology & Procurement Director, Knoxville's Community Development Corp-The Public Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Vice Chair of the Accreditation Committee, Panelist
  • Edward Haines, CPPO, CPPB, Vice President of Procurement, Tampa International Airport, Panelist
  • James Foley, MBA, CPPO, CPPB, Deputy Chief Procurement Officer, Maricopa County, Arizona, Panelist
  • Matthew Myers, CPPO, CPPB, Director of Procurement, Knox County, Tennessee, Panelist


Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be made in writing by emailing registrationinfo@nigp.org. Once the login email is sent, registrants that are non-members are not eligible for a refund. Registered participants who do not attend will not receive credit. Need to miss the webinar due to a last minute meeting? There is no need to cancel. You won't receive credit, but you will still receive all the handouts and the recording link.


The content of this webinar is intended for informational purposes only. It is not intended to solicit business or to provide legal advice. Laws differ by jurisdiction, and the information in this webinar may not apply to every attendee. You should not take, or refrain from taking, any particular action based upon the information contained in this webinar without first seeking jurisdictional guidance.

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