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Contract Administrator
DeKalb Peachtree Airport
2579 Andover Dr
Atlanta, GA 30360-1923
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Ms. Joyce D. Foster, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, Retired

Joyce has over 25 years of experience in Public Procurement and is currently the Contract Administrator for DeKalb Peachtree Airport, the second busiest airport in the state of Georgia. Her responsibilities include complex solicitations, leasing and contracting services. Joyce is an Instructor for NIGP in face-to-face classes and in online instruction. She is a contributor to the development of the CPPO and CPPB Prep Guides, the Protests Text and to the development of the Contract Administration, Contracting for Public Sector Services, Risk Management and Specifications online courses. A graduate of Georgia State University, Joyce holds Lifetime CPPO and CPPB designations. She served on the Board of Directors for Georgia NIGP for several years and was the 2009 Georgia NIGP Public Purchasing Buyer of the Year. On the Faculty Of: Contracting for Public Sector Services Contracting for Public Sector Services Online CPPB Prep CPPO Prep Contract Administration Contract Administration Online Contracting for Construction Services Developing and Managing RFPs in the Public Sector Developing and Managing RFPs in the Public Sector Online Introduction to Public Procurement Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results Risk Management in Public Contracting Risk Management in Public Contracting Online Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector Specifications CPPB Prep CPPO Prep
President of NIGP Code and Consulting Services
Periscope Holdings Inc.
12725 W Emigh Rd
Tucson, AZ 85743-8833
Phone: 520-940-7194
Fax: 520-791-4735
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Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPM, CPPB, FNIGP, C.P.M.

Marcheta E. Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM, is currently the President of NOGP Code & Consulting. She is retired from public sector, having served as the Chief Procurement Officer for the City of Tucson. With over 28 years of experience in public procurement, Marcheta is a passionate advocate for her profession. Marcheta was inducted as a Fellow of the Institute in 2019. She was the 2017 Distinguished Service Award winner. She is a past NIGP President (2013-14) and served on the Board of Directors for 10 years. She is a past Chair of the UPPCC and a Council Member for 3 years. She was the first Chair of the NIGP Talent Council and Chair of the NIGP 2.0 Task Force, the historic project of governance model transformation. She has also chaired the NIGP Task Force for the Values & Guiding Principles Initiative, the NIGP Forum Committee and the NIGP Governance Committee. She has been an active leader and member of the NIGP Southern Arizona Copper Chapter since 1991. Marcheta has spoken and trained at hundreds of international, national, regional and local conferences and events. She is an NIGP Master Certified Instructor and has developed numerous training programs as well as written for national procurement publications. Marcheta owns MG Procurement Consulting, LLC, serving as a professional consultant on numerous agency projects. In 2009, Marcheta was selected as the NIGP Copper Chapter Manager of the Year.
Purchasing & Contracts Manager
City of Tamarac
7525 NW 88th Ave
Tamarac, FL 33321-2427
Phone: 954-597-3567
Fax: 954-597-3565
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Mr. Keith K. Glatz, NIGP-CPP, CPPO

Professional Certification(s) obtained:
CPPO, FCPM (Florida Certified Purchasing Manager), FCPA (Florida Certified Purchasing Agent)

NIGP Instructor since 1995. Master Instructor since 1998 30 years of purchasing experience. Currently Purchasing & Contracts Manager – City of Tamarac. FL since 2003. Also worked for the State of Illinois (Buyer and Supervisor of Standards and Specifications), Lake County, IL (Asst. Director) and the Village of Skokie, IL (Purchasing Agent) 2007 NIGP Professional Manager of the Year

Currently serve on NIGP Board of Directors in At-large Seat 14 since 2008, and previously served on the NIGP Marketing Committee from 2003 - 2008

Former President of SE Florida Chapter of NIGP and the Illinois Association of Public Procurement Officials (Awarded Manager of the Year for both chapters)

Active with the Florida Association of Public Purchasing Officers (FAPPO)

Currently a consultant with the NIGP Procurement Management Assistance Program (PMAP)

B.S. Degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1978)

On the Faculty of:
Introduction to Public Procurement
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Capital Acquisitions

Procurement Director
South Carolina State University - Office of Procurement Services
PO Box 7071
300 College Street, NE
Columbia, SC 29117-0001
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Ms. Stacy Gregg, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

Stacy Gregg began her career in Public Procurement in 1996. Currently, she serves as Procurement Manager for the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Stacy is an active member both with the Institute and at the Chapter level, currently serving as an inaugural member of the NIGP-CPP Commission. Stacy has volunteered in other aspects as well, including former Awards Committee Chair, Ambassador with NIGP’s Region 4, and in multiple positions for the SC Association of Governmental Purchasing Officials. Stacy also has the distinction of being the recipient of NIGP’s 2019 DSA Award, 2014 Buyer of the Year award and multiple awards for SCAGPO, including the 2013 James H. Barnes Award which is the Chapter’s highest honor.
8000 John Davis Dr Apt 1602
Frankfort, KY 40601-7576
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Mr. Michael B. Gustafson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA

Mike retired from the Commonwealth of Kentucky in August 2016. While he was with the State, Mike was in the Office of Procurement Services (OPS) in the Finance and Administration Cabinet (FAC) where he was a Strategic Procurement Specialist II.

Mike began his procurement career with the State in April 2000. During this time, he had the responsibility of creating and administering the Master Agreement Contracts for many of the transportation related items - fleet vehicles, school buses, tires, tractors, mowers, backhoes, all-terrain vehicles, boats, aircraft, fleet fuel, diesel and propane fuels. Mike was also the subject matter expert on all types of insurance, advertising, marketing, and digital media services, office supplies, and public safety and law enforcement items.

He worked with many State Agency representatives in the development of Request for Bids (RFBs) and Request for Proposals (RFPs) which resulted in Contracts and Master Agreement Contracts for their use. These were for the use of many of the State Agencies, local governments (cities and counties), schools, and universities. He also worked closely with those he supported on their Procurement Buying Plans and Spend Analysis.

In addition to Mike’s State procurement-related experience, Mike has management supervisory experience. His supervisory responsibility and accountability were for various size U.S. Army active-duty units (as a Platoon Leader for a 35-person platoon (at Ft Campbell, KY) and as a Battery Commander for a 150-person Air Defense Artillery battery (at Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany.) He had responsibility for office staff management in logistical and supply-related active and reserve-duty offices. Mike served as a military Instructor as well as a Regional Coordinator for 6 years in the Command and General Staff Officer College (CGSOC) and taught numerous strategic and logistical courses to military personnel. Mike retired from the US Army Reserves with 28 years of service.

Mike served as the supervisor for the procurement office / warehouse in an automotive Tier 1 parts supplier. Mike insured that the procurement and warehousing activities were accomplished in a timely manner to allow for uninterrupted automotive parts production and delivery. He was also responsible for all operational and maintenance related procurements for the production facility.

Mike received his NIGP-Certified Procurement Professional (NIGP-CPP) certification in May 2021, his Certified Public Procurement Officer (CPPO) certification in November 2008, and his Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification in April 2002. Prior to his retirement, Mike served as a member of the NIGP Chapter - Kentucky Public Procurement Association (KPPA) Board of Directors and was the Chairperson of the Education, Professional Development, and Certification Committee. Mike was honored to be selected as the recipient of the KPPA Betty Bingham Lifetime Achievement Award in October 2017.

In his much-awaited role as retired, Mike plans to continue facilitating NIGP courses and to travel as much as possible.

Contact information:


Cell: (502) 680-2671

Currently on the NIGP Faculty for the following courses:

  • Contract Administration
  • Legal Aspects of Public Procurement
  • Risk Management in Public Contracting
  • Sourcing and Solicitation
  • Specialization Certificate - Construction Procurement
  • Core Certificate - Foundations of Planning and Analysis
  • Core Certificate - Foundations of Strategy and Policy
  • Competency Module - Cost, Price, and Value Analysis
  • Competency Module - Economics, Budget, Financial Management, and Accounting
  • Competency Module - Ethics, Integrity, and Transparency
  • Competency Module - Marketing Analysis and Forecasting
  • Competency Module - Negotiations
  • Competency Module - Requirements, Planning, and Understanding
  • Competency Module - Specification Development
  • Competency Module - Standardization
  • CPPB Prep Class
  • CPPO Prep Class

Previously on the Faculty for NIGP courses prior to the beginning of the Pathways program:

  • Contract Administration in the Public Sector
  • Developing and Managing Requests For Proposals in the Public Sector
  • Introduction to Public Procurement
  • Risk Management
  • Sourcing in the Public Sector
  • Strategic Procurement Planning
  • The Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
State of Ohio Department of Corrections
4002 Deer Run Ct
Maumee, OH 43537-8211
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Ms. Barbara R. Johnson, NIGP-CPP, FNIGP

Barb is the former Agency Procurement Officer for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She also served as the Procurement Manager for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and the City of Columbus. Barb is currently serving on the NIGP Certification Commission. Barb has served on the NIGP Board of Directors and many Public Procurement Institute committees and task forces. In 2014, NIGP honored Barb with a Distinguished Service Award for her contributions to the Institute, the Procurement Profession and the entity she served. In 2008, NIGP recognized Barb as the Manager of the Year Awardee. In 2019, Barb co-developed the Pathways Module entitled "Mission and Public Benefit." In 2010, she co-authored the update to the text entitled “Strategic Procurement Planning in the Public Sector.” She also serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Procurement (JOPP.) Barb has instructed courses and workshops for The Ohio State University, NIGP-The Institute for Public Procurement, ISM – Institute for Supply Management, and many others upon request. Barb instructs many of NIGP's Pathways Courses as well as Risk Management, Legal Aspects and more.
3583 Piedmont Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Phone: 501-288-1514
Fax: 501-288-1514
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Ms. Rebecca L. Kee, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

Rebecca has over 14 years’ experience in the public procurement field and has worked extensively to develop, create, and support educational programs and opportunities for the profession. Rebecca has served as adjunct faculty teaching procurement classes at Arkansas State University as well as an instructor for NIGP. Rebecca has served as Professional Development Chair and President for her local NIGP Chapters and on the Awards Committee for NIGP. Rebecca currently serves as NIGP Chapter Ambassador for Area 2 and as the Chairperson for the new Pathways Content Management Committee. Rebecca currently serves as Purchasing Agent for the City of Virginia Beach, VA.
3 Bristlecone Ct
Savannah, GA 31419-9541
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Ms. Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO

Joy M. Kerkhoff, CPPO, CPPB, retired 2014 as the Director of Purchasing for the City of Savannah. With over 30 years’ experience in local government purchasing, Joy has an excellent combination of procurement knowledge and educational skills to teach procurement professionals, public employees and vendors. Joy is a graduate of the Ohio State University with a degree in secondary education and completed supplemental coursework in purchasing, accounting and business law. She is a Certified Professional Public Officer and Buyer, serves as an instructor for NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement, and has led seminars and courses on public sector purchasing to procurement professionals, business owners and government employees. Joy has written and developed curriculum for several courses on procurement and finds training her fellow purchasing professionals to be her dream job.

She has been active within the NIGP community for over 20 years serving as the local chapter president for three terms as well as other positions on the executive board. She has been a moderator for several networking sessions and volunteered on the Quality Control team at five different NIGP forums. Joy also served as a mentor to students completing home study course to obtain certification.

Joy believes in serving her community, volunteering for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life, United Way and the Interfaith Hospitality Network for many years. As a faithful community volunteer, she was named a Jefferson Award winner in 2010. Originally from Dayton, Ohio and a die-hard Buckeye fan, Joy and her supportive husband Paul have two daughters, Kathleen and Megan, and a sweet, neurotic dog, Kody.

On the Faculty of:
Introduction to Public Procurement
Contract Administration in the Public Sector
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals
Sourcing in the Public Sector
CPPB Prep Online
Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals Online

Senior Buyer
Spokane County
1211 W Gardner Ave Fl 2
Spokane, WA 99260-0260
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Mr. Victor Leamer, CPPB

With over 30 years of public procurement experience at the county, state department, and state-wide levels, Leamer is currently the Senior Buyer with Spokane County in Washington. Victor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) in 1985 and the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation in 2009. Victor teaches Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals (in-person/online) and the Core Certificate: Foundations in Strategy and Policy for NIGP (virtual) and has presented NIGP webinars on protests, evaluating responsiveness in bids, and contract price adjustments. Victor also serves on NIGP's Talent Council (2021) and the Content Management Committee (formerly Knowledge Management Committee) since 2015 and is a founding member/former Vice President of the Alaska/Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association NIGP Chapter.
Arlington County
5998 Grand Pavilion Way
Alexandria, VA 22303-2258
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Dr. Sharon T. Lewis, CPPB, M.P.S., M.A., VCO

Professional Certification(s) obtained:

Purchasing Manager, City of Roanoke, VA
12 years experience local government, Higher Education procurement
17 years private purchasing
Board of Directors, Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (VMSDC)

Associate - Strayer University Acquisition & Contracts Mgmt Bachelors - Strayer University - Business, with a Major in Acquisition & Contracts Mgmt, Minor in Legal Studies Masters in progress - George Washington University School of Law - Masters in Paralegal Studies (M.P.S.)

On the Faculty of:
Contract Administration
Introduction to Public Procurement
Developing and Managing Request for Proposals

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