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City of Fort Myers
7731 Deni Drive
Finn Consulting
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
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Ms. Denise K. Finn, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB

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.
Periscope - mdf commerce
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, C.P.M., FNIGP, CPPB, CPM

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.
Procurement & 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, FCPM, FCPA

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
Director of Procurement Services
Palm Beach County, Solid Waste Authority
7501 N Jog Rd
West Palm Beach, FL 33412-2414
Phone: 561-640-4000
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Mrs. Jodi S. Hart, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, MBA, CPPB, Juris Master

Jodi Hart is the Director of Purchasing for the Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County. Jodi began her purchasing career in 1994 and has been involved in Procurement and Inventory Management in both the public and private sectors. Having worked in commodities speculative buying, medical purchasing, City/ Special District Government, K12 and higher education, Jodi has a diverse background to offer. Jodi holds the CPPB, CPPO and NIGP-CPP certifications. Jodi has earned a Master’s in Business Administration and Juris Masters Law Degree from Florida State University. Jodi prides herself in taking the theory and laws of Procurement and applying them to real world needs of a company or agency.
State of Ohio Department of Corrections
4002 Deer Run Ct
Maumee, OH 43537-8211
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Ms. Barbara R. Johnson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, FNIGP, CPPB

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.
4106 Monument Ave
Richmond, VA 23230-3819
Phone: 804-564-5899
Fax: 804-564-5899
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Mr. Ronald Lacy King, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, VCM, VCO

Ron, originally from South Boston, VA, has over 37 years of purchasing experience in both the private and public sectors, beginning as a buyer with Leggett department store for six years then moving on to the public sector at the University of Virginia in 1987. Ron has performed procurement duties at the University of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Department of General Services/Division of Purchases & Supply, and the VA Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. He retired in March of 2018 as Deputy Director, Sourcing & Contracting for the VA Department of General Services/Division of Purchases & Supply in Richmond, VA. He is currently the Content Developer for NIGP—The Institute for Public Procurement. Ron is certified as a CPPO, CPPB, Virginia Contracting Officer (VCO), and Virginia Contracting Master (VCM). He earned a Level 1 certificate in Purchasing from John Tyler Community College in 1996 and obtained Master Instructor status with NIGP in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Arts degree in English from James Madison University. He taught at VCU as an adjunct professor in the English Department from 1988 - 2016.
Retired Members
26481 La Traviata
Laguna Hills, CA 92653-7583
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Mr. Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO

Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO, is currently President of Pro-Train a training and consulting company located in Laguna Hills, California.

Mike is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer. Prior to his current position, he was the chief purchasing and contracting officer for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the largest water agency in the United States. Before that he was Director of Administrative Services for Orange County, California. Mike has done training and consulting for both private and public organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and South America.

Mike has a B.A. from the University of Maryland and has attended graduate school at George Washington University.

On the Faculty of:
Effective Contract Writing
Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing
Principles and Techniques of Problem Solving

Risk Management in Public Contracting

Education Delivery Manager
NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement
2411 Dulles Corner Park Ste 350
Herndon, VA 20171-5604
Phone: 703-429-2589
Fax: 703-736-9644

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