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Director of Purchasing and Contracts
Utah State Board of Education
250 East 500 South
PO BOX 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
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Mr. Zac Christensen, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

5933 N. Sauganash Lane
Chicago, IL 60646
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Ms. Lourdes ( Maria de Lourdes) Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO

Lourdes Coss, MPA, CPPO - is the author of “Procurement Methods: Effective Techniques;” a certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Speaker, Teacher, and Trainer. She's also certified to train and consult on D.I.S.C. Personality Assessment Tool. Lourdes is an accomplished procurement professional with approximately 30 years of experience, 17 of which were leading procurement transformations in large organizations. Lourdes held Chief Procurement Officer and executive level positions in major public organizations, such as: City of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Public Building Commission of Chicago, Cook County, and City of Houston; and is now working with Canon Solutions America as a subject matter expert for government. She continues to add value to public entities through consulting, training, and as an NIGP instructor. Lourdes led transformative changes in various agencies leading to savings in excess of $150 Million, higher personnel credentials; and transition to strategic/value add operations. She authored and implemented the procurement code for the City of Houston and participated in the development of and implemented the procurement code for Cook County. Achievements include: national awards for operational excellence, cost savings, 2016 Spirit of NIGP, and 2018 NIGP Integrity Award. Lourdes also held positions on various Boards, including NIGP. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico and received her MPA from Florida State University.
Senior Commercial Contract Manager
Virginia Information Technologies Agency VITA
11751 Meadowville Ln
Chester, VA 23836
Fax: 000-000-0000
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Ms. Maureen D. Daniels, CPPO, CPPB, VCO

Maureen currently works for the Virginia IT Agency (VITA) with in its Supplier Strategy and Performance Division as a Senior Commercial Contract Manager; she is responsible for the day-to-day management of 2- multi million dollar IT Infrastructure Services Platform contracts. Maureen has over 34 years of experience in Public Procurement. She served in the United States Air Force, worked for Miami-Dade Transit Agency in Miami Florida, for the City of Richmond in Richmond Virginia and the Department of General Services in Richmond VA. Maureen has held positions as a Buyer, Contracting Officer, Senior Contract Officer, Contract Administrator, Procurement Management Account Executive and Senor Commercial Contract Manager. Maureen has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and holds CPPO, CPPB, and VCO certifications and instructs independently and for the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.
41122 56th Ave.
Rice, MN 56367
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Mr. Bill D. Davison, NIGP-CPP, CPPO

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, B.S. Economics; University of Minnesota M.S. Contract Administration and Acquisition; Florida Institute of Technology

Bill is the Director of Purchasing for Stearns County Minnesota. He has Experience in Design Build and Traditional bidding. He has developed numerous RFP’s for several enterprise software systems, website projects and professional services including; County financial system, Zoning and planning consultants, architects and automation of Law Enforcement operations and 800 mhz radio. Bill is adjunct professor for Florida Atlantic University, he teaches Contract Administration for graduate and undergraduates.

Bill is a master instructor for NIGP.

Bill has authored several procurement texts; The 2004 NIGP Contract Administration text, and was the text editor for the 1999 Intermediate Public Procurement text, lead author for the 2000 Contract Management text.

Bill has had 3 papers, on Contract Administration, accepted for publication in the Journal of Public Procurement and Journal of Research Management. These papers have been presented at the 2nd and 3rd annual International Public Procurement Conferences. Bill was selected by NIGP as the 2000 National Manager of the Year.

On the Faculty of:
Fundamentals of Leadership & Management
Introduction to Public Procurement
Contract Administration
Protest and Disputes: What's a Buyer to Do?

Procurement Manager II
State of South Carolina, Division of Procurement Services
1201 Main St., Suite 600
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: 803-730-3908
Fax: 803-737-0102

Mr. Nathan David Dawson

Originally 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.
Senior Manager Procurement
Dallas Area Rapid Transit
PO Box 660163
Dallas, TX 75266-0000
Phone: 214-749-3846
Fax: 214-749-3666
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Mr. Kenneth Duke, CPPB

Ken Duke currently serves as a Senior Manager in the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Procurement Department. He has organized and led public procurements for over 15 years. Prior to DART he served the City of Dallas as a Buyer III for three years. Ken earned a B.S. in Psychology, an MBA, and holds a CPPB. His leadership was instrumental in DART being awarded the AEP award eight consecutive years. For the last three years he has represented NIGP on the National Procurement Institute Achievement of Excellence in Procurement (AEP) Award Evaluation Committee. Having come from prior customer service jobs before entering the field, Ken’s approach to procurement emphasizes problem solving and client satisfaction: what are the goals and how do we achieve them within the rules and regulations? Through innovative procurement, Ken created revenue generating opportunities and negotiated savings in excess of $25 million in the last five years. Ken resides in a small town outside Dallas, Texas, with his wife Dee, daughter London and son Logan. In his spare time, he enjoys the existence of spare time.
103 Quail Run
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: 859-329-1068
Fax: 502-573-2215
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Ms. Carolyn L. Everett, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

Professional Certification(s) obtained: CPPO, CPPB

Experience: Carolyn retired from Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Finance and Administration Cabinet, Division of Engineering & Contract Administration (DECA), where she served a Strategic Procurement Specialist III.

> With over 29 years of experience, she has held a variety of positions in both the private and public sectors. Carolyn started her formal procurement career in the private sector, purchasing IT hardware, software, and paper goods for manufacturing plants, including Whirlpool Corporation. Later, she took a public procurement position at the Cabinet for Health & Family Services (CHFS), where she began as Administrative Secretary to the Branch Manager of the Procurement Dept. There, she moved through the ranks of Purchasing Officer I, II, III, Purchasing Agent I, and Internal Policy Analyst II, conducting complex Request For Proposals (RFPs) for Child Support, Food Stamps, Medicaid, IT technology, maintenance agreements, copiers, cell phones, etc. She also conducted solicitations for construction projects, equipment, maintenance, repairs, and Capital projects for the various State agencies, as well as the Kentucky universities and Department of Military Affairs.

Carolyn is a long time member and served as Chapter President for the Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) and serves on the Forum Committee for NIGP

NIGP Courses / Topics:
Contract Administration
Contracting for Construction Services
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals
Introduction to Public Procurement
Procurement Manager
City of Fort Myers
2200 Second Street
Fort Myers, FL 33901
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Ms. Denise K. Finn, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.

Denise is the Procurement and Contract Management Services Manager for the City of Fort Myers located in beautiful Southwest Florida. Prior to joining the City, Denise served as the Purchasing Manager for Lee County Port Authority, the Associate Director for the University of Kentucky’s Purchasing Division and as the Director of Procurement and Contract Management Services for Yavapai Community College in Prescott, Arizona. Denise has enjoyed the many opportunities that NIGP has helped her with over her career. With almost thirty years of procurement experience in both the public and private sectors, in the U.S and in Canada, she has a proven track record of designing and delivering outcome-oriented policies and programs that strengthen talent development and organizational effectiveness. Denise is very active in NIGP; The Institute for Public Procurement, FAPPO; Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials and GCAPGO; Gulf Coast Association of Governmental Purchasing Officers, She was a founding member of the Grand Canyon Chapter of NIGP serving as both President and Vice-President and served on the Board of NIGP Kentucky Public Procurement Association. Denise was active in NAEP; The National Association of Educational Procurement during her time in higher education. She served on the Board of NAEP as the secretary, 2nd Vice President, 1st Vice President and Executive Vice President of the National Board of Directors and NAEP representative on the E&I Board. She chaired the Professional Development Committee very successfully for seven years leading the team that created the Competency Model that has produced updated job descriptions and changes to the training programs offered both online and in person. Denise was also active with the National Purchasing Institute (NPI) for several years serving on their Board of Directors from 2005 through 2007. Denise served on the UPPCC Board of Examiners for nine years, chairing for the last four; she is proud to be part of the team that has improved Pubic Purchasing Certifications and assisted in make the certifications available to all non-profit schools, both public and private. She has also served on the UPPCC Job Analysis Task Force and the Test Specifications Task Force. Denise has made presentations at national and regional meetings for NIGP, NAEP, NPI, SparX and Educause and is a senior consultant for the NIGP Consulting team. She is passionate about the Procurement Profession, continuing education and certification. Denise currently serves as the Secretary for FAPPO and as the NIGP representative on the NCPPC.
Liverpool Central School District
1617 Carnegie Drive
Vestal, NY 13850
Phone: 607-760-1396
Fax: 607-778-2346
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Mr. John A. Flynn, Jr., NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

John Flynn is Purchasing Officer for the Liverpool Central School District (NY). Prior to joining Liverpool, he was the Director of Purchasing for Broome County (NY). John holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology, and has completed graduate coursework at Lehigh University. John is currently First Vice President for the New York Society of Municipal Purchasing Officials (SAMPO). He is also a Member of The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP) serving on the Forum & Products Committee, and as a Subject Matter Expert for the NIGP-CPP exam preparation guides. He has earned the designations of Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO), and NIGP Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP). He lives in Vestal, New York with his wife Lori and sons, Connor, Donovan and Evan.
Design-Build Strategic Solutions, LLC
122 Chestnut Rd
Waxahachie, TX 75165
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Mr. Richard J Formella, FAC-C III, PMP, DBIA

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