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Specialization Certificate: Cloud Procurement
- Date: 09/23/2021 - 09/24/2021
- Start Time: 8:00 AM Eastern Time
- End Time: 5:00 PM Eastern Time
- Hosted By: Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing, Inc. Chapter of NIGP
- Instructor: Ms. Stephanie L. Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPB, Mr. Nathan David DawsonCorporate Procurement Program ManagerMs. Stephanie L. Akerley, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
Stephanie Akerley is a Principal Procurement Specialist for The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission. She partners with CEOs, executives and end users to assist them in gaining the right product or service at the right price at the right time. After spending nearly three decades working in procurement, Stephanie knows what truly drives the procurement process —and it’s not just about knowing all “the rules.” It’s how well you connect with the people you’re trying to help and communicate your understanding back to them. This is true not only for internal clients, but external clients.
Stephanie earned her first CPPB in 1997. After taking a career break to raise her family, she once again earned a CPPB in 2015.
In 2017, she earned her Certified Technology Procurement Specialist (CTPS) certification from the Certified Technology Professionals Executives Society.
On the Faculty of :
Introduction to Public Procurement
Procurement Manager IIMr. Nathan David DawsonOriginally from Australia, Nathan worked as an attorney both Down Under and in the UK before he found his true calling – procurement. He currently works on the Agency Sourcing Team with the South Carolina State Fiscal Accountability Authority. Working for the centralized procurement agency for the State of South Carolina, Nathan’s job is to assist State Agencies purchase goods, services, and IT products whose value exceeds those Agencies’ certification level. In other words, he buys stuff. Big stuff. Nathan also teaches the SC Government and Procurement Ethics class to procurement professionals in South Carolina, and will soon be teaching a class on complying with request under the Freedom of Information Act. And no, he does not know Chris Hemsworth.
- Level: Advanced
- Format: Virtual Instructor-Led
- Contact Hours: 15
- CEUs: 1.5