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Program Chair, Procurement & Supply Chain
University of California - Santa Cruz
3175 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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Mr. Darin L. Matthews, CPPO, CPSM, FNIGP, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP

Mr. Darin L. Matthews, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, FNIGP, C.P.M. Darin currently serves as a director for Negometrix USA, a leading e-procurement provider, and is also Chair of the Procurement & Supply Chain Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has thirty years of procurement management experience in state and local government, higher education, and private industry. Darin speaks throughout the world on a variety of procurement topics, and his writings have been featured in Inside Supply Management, Government Procurement, Inside Supply Management, The Public Manager and The Journal of Public Procurement. His books include Warehousing and Inventory Control, Logistics and Transportation, and Effective Supply Management Performance. He has served on the faculty at numerous universities including Florida Atlantic University, University of Illinois, Portland State University, and Cal-Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Political Science and Master degrees in Acquisition Management and Education/Technology. Darin is a certified instructor for NIGP and served as their President in 2007. He has also served as a board member of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University. In 2020 Darin began serving as host of the podcast, They Evolution of Procurement, which is available on Spotify, Apple, and Google. On the Faculty of: Adding Value to the Procurement Process Alternative Dispute Resolution Contracting for Construction Services Logistics and Transportation Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results Warehousing and Inventory Control
Retired Members
9026 NW 44 Court
Sunrise, FL 33351-5336
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Mr. David E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

David Nash retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three from the United States Army in 1988 after 20 years of service in inventory management. In 2007, he retired from the City of Fort Lauderdale after 18 years of service in warehousing and procurement. David holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration. He was the last President of the Governmental Purchasing Association of Southeast Florida, having successfully led a merger with the SE Florida Chapter of NIGP in 2001. He was also the President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials in 2006-2007 David was presented with FAPPO’s George H. Wolf Distinguished Service Award in 2010. In 2014, he was presented with FAPPO’s Educator of the Year Award. In 2019, he was presented with his second George H. Wolf Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to FAPPO during 25 years of membership. David is a certified instructor for NIGP and from 2010 to 2013 he served on the Evaluation Committee for the National Procurement Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Since creating the online “Question of the Day” in 2007, he has helped thousands of procurement professionals prepare for their CPPB, CPPO and NIGP-CPP exams. For this contribution, he was presented with the "Spirit of NIGP Award" at the NIGP Forum in 2013. For his overall contributions to the procurement profession, he was presented with NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2018 Forum in Nashville, TN. David previously served as a Chapter Ambassador for NIGP in Area 5 for 4-1/2 years and currently serves on the Mentorship Committee.
Seminole County Public Schools
3380 Red Ash Circle
Oviedo, FL 32766
Phone: 407-460-9134
Fax: 407-320-0474
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Mrs. Cheryl L. Olson, CPPO, C.P.M., MBA, CPM

Cheryl has been the Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services for The School District of Seminole County, Florida since August 2014. She has over 31 years of public procurement management experience, which spans Federal contracts/grants, centralized school districts, county governments, and related activities. In addition, she has over five years of experience in the private sector financial and technology areas. Cheryl obtained a Business Administration Degree from William Jennings Bryan College in 1981, a Certified Public Manager designation in 2001, her Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager designation in 2007, the Florida Certified Contract Negotiator designation in 2008, the Certified Public Purchasing Officer designation in 2009, and her MBA in Public Administration in 2014. Cheryl served as President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) in 1999 and President of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) from 2004 through 2006. She currently serves as Parliamentarian for the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP, and as the Appointments Chair and Board Member for FAPPO. Cheryl has a passion for procurement and understands the value of training and mentoring others who have a desire to learn and grow in this exciting profession. Her goal is to look for ways to offer continuous process improvements for her agency and to engage her staff in the adventure. Cheryl was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her Special Interests/Hobbies include: scuba diving/snorkeling, travel, physical fitness/health and raising three miniature dachshunds.
257 South 47th Street
Springfield, OR 97478
Phone: 541-744-0766

Mr. Edward Pabor, CPPO, C.P.M., CDT

Ed Pabor has over 28 years of professional procurement background, in aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, operations manager, pulp & paper, equipment manufacturing, overseas electronic manufacturing, and of course Public Procurement; retiring after 10 years with the City of Eugene, Oregon. At his position for the City of Eugene, Ed supervised 2 buyers, and managed Inventory & Warehouse operations, Logistics & Transportation, solicitations including RFPs, RFQs, ITBs, and sole source agreements, for Public Improvements, Capital Equipment, and professional services. Ed also administered/managed many of the contracts for chemicals, commodities, and QRF services. Ed is well versed in contract law and public procurement best practices, and his experience in international trade has helped hone his excellent negotiation skills.

Ed believes that working within the parameters of Purchasing Law, and being a good steward of public funds are the main priorities in Public Procurement. Particular areas of expertise and focus are Supplier Management, Commodity Management, and Contract Administration.

Ed is also a Master Instructor for the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP) and lectures for other international purchasing bodies. He teaches the following courses; Contracting for Construction Services, Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing, Logistics & Transportation, Introduction to Public Procurement, Strategic Procurement Planning, Warehouse & Inventory Control, CPPB & CPPO preparation.

Procurement Specialist III
City of Virginia Beach
2388 Liberty Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: 757-385-4592
Fax: 757-385-5601
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Mr. Russell M. Pankey, CPPO, CPPB

Worked in private sector purchasing and inventory for 22 years. Moved to the public sector in the late 1990s, all in municipal government. Began a new position as Procurement Specialist III for the City of Virginia Beach, VA in September 2019. Formerly the Procurement Manager for the City of Independence, MO from May 2013-September 2019. Hold the CPPO and CPPB certifications. Hold an Associate of Arts Degree in Music, a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, and a Master’s Degree in Education and Instructional Design. Served four years on NIGP Board Policy Committee. Serving second term on NIGP Talent Council. Serve on the Content Management Committee for NIGP. Serve on the Sourcewell Advisory Board. Member of the Mid America Council of Public Procurement (MACPP) and President. Have served the officer ranks in early 2000's as well. Missouri Association of Public Purchasing (MAPP) and Vice President. Involved since the 1990s with KCRPE, the Kansas City Regional Purchasing Exposition, a biennial regional conference and vendor expo that is a joint effort among the Missouri, Kansas, and Kansas City area NIGP chapters. Co-chaired the event in 2018. Co-chaired the 2015 NIGP National Forum in Kansas City. Taught and facilitated workshops on the chapter level and at NIGP Forum as well as GFOA, and other organizations. Currently certifying to become an NIGP Instructor. I have been married to my beautiful bride for 42 years. We have two children, a daughter-in-law, and two grandsons. I served my church in Belton, MO as a board member and church treasurer for 6 years and lead the FivestarMan men’s organization. I play the piano and love to sing, teach, write, arrange, and perform music.
1042 S. University Blvd
Denver, CO 80209
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Mr. Richard Pennington, CPPO, J.D., NIGP-CPP

Professional Certification(s) obtained: NIGP-CPP, J.D., CPPO. Experience: From 2013 to 2018, Richard Pennington was general counsel to NASPO ValuePoint, the nonprofit subsidiary of the National Association of State Procurement Officials that supports the states in their national cooperative procurements. Previously, he served of counsel to the Denver office of McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, where he advised clients on federal, state and local government procurement. Richard is the former director of the Division of Finance and Procurement, Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration, where he managed a division consisting of the Office of the State Controller, the State Purchasing Office, Central Collections Services, and State Buildings and Real Estate Programs. He previously served as State Purchasing Director, after working for the Colorado Attorney General as procurement and construction litigation counsel. Richard is a retired Air Force Colonel and judge advocate who started his career as a B-52 pilot and later became a judge advocate specializing in federal procurement. He served as Chief of Air Force Commercial Litigation Division, working with the Department of Justice in litigating bid protest, bankruptcy, contract disputes, and patent infringement cases filed in federal courts across the nation. Richard received his Air Force commission and undergraduate B.S. degree in engineering mechanics from the Air Force Academy. He has a J.D. degree from the University of Denver and Master of Laws degree in government procurement law from The George Washington University. In 2005, he was selected as the Manager of the Year by the Colorado State Managers Association. He holds the NIGP-CPP (Certified Procurement Professional) certification and is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), a Certified Public Procurement Official (CPPO), and a life member of the National Association of State Procurement Officials. Richard is the author of Seeing Excellence: Learning from Great Procurement Teams (Hugo House Publishing, 2013) and co-author of Legal Aspects of Public Procurement, 3rd Ed. (Routledge, 2020). He is the 2020 recipient of NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award.
Director, Procurement and Risk Management
Loudoun County Public Schools
Procurement Services/Risk Management
21000 Education Court Suite 301
Ashburn, VA 20148-0000
Phone: 571-252-1427
Fax: 571-252-1432
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Mrs. Andrea L. Philyaw, CPPO, PMP, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

Andrea has over 30 years public sector experience and has been the Director of Procurement and Risk Management for Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia since February 2013. During her 22 years with the school system, Andrea has also served as a Bid Specialist, Procurement System Specialist, Oracle Project Manager, and Financial Services Coordinator. Andrea obtained a Business Administration Degree from Strayer University in 2005, the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation in 2002, Project Management Professional (PMP) designation in 2018, and the Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) designation in 2019. Andrea enjoys the opportunities offered by the procurement profession and instructing individuals new to the profession. Andrea grew up on a farm in Iowa and loves spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren.
University of North Carolina at Wilmington
753 Sailor Ct
Kure Beach, NC 28449-0000
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Mr. John Lee Robinson, CPPO, CPSM, CPPB, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP

John Robinson, CPSM, CPPO, C.P.M. CPPB is the Director of Purchasing for the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where he leads a Purchasing Team focused on best value procurement, process improvement, supply relationship management and customer engagement. Prior to his arrival at UNCW, John served as Director of Procurement for the Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority where he led a procurement transformation project taking the organization from a decentralized procurement operation to a centralized procurement and strategic sourcing operation. Additionally, prior to his arrival at RDU, John served as Director of Materials Management at the North Carolina State Ports Authority and Senior Procurement Agent with the Charlotte Mecklenburg School System. John served the first twelve years of his procurement career in the textile industry with J.P. Stevens & Company. John is also the President of 1 Positive Leadership, LLC, a Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker with the John Maxwell Team, an instructor in Supply Chain and Procurement with the National Institute of Governmental Procurement and an ISM certified instructor for Certified Professional in Supply Management Prep. John specializes in leadership development, coaching and teaching; public/private sector supply chain, procurement and contracting; employee engagement, emotional intelligence; and development and building organizational success from the inside out accomplished through building collaboration and efficiency in business processes and developing individual knowledge and skills. With more than 28 years in supply chain operations of manufacturing and public sector, John brings working knowledge and academic knowledge to your operation. Holding a Master of Science Degree in Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Business, Certified Professional in Supply Management and Certified Purchasing Manager credentials from the Institute for Supply Management, and Certified Public Procurement Officer and Certified Professional Public Buyer credentials from the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council; John has invested in a career of personal and professional development focused on helping others succeed and achieve their goals.
Director of Procurement & Payment Services
Pima County Community College District
4905D E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85709
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Mr. Terryl A Robinson, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP

Terryl (Terry) A. Robinson, CPPO, CPPB, MBA currently serves as the Director of Procurement and Payment Services for Pima Community College in Tucson, AZ. Additionally, he serves as an Adjunct Professor and Subject Matter Expert (SME) for PCC's Logistics & Supply Chain Management Program. As PCC's Chief Procurement Officer responsibilities include, college wide purchasing, contract signature authority, p-Card Program Management, and Accounts Payable Services. Formally the a Principal Contract Officer and Lead (Supervisor) for the City of Tucson Business Services Department’s Procurement Satellite Office for the Tucson Water Department. He is responsible for managing the contracting staff and overseeing Tucson Water’s wide ranging portfolio of contracts; which have a contracting value in excess of $400 million dollars. Mr. Robinson has over 10 years leadership experience with City Government and over 15 years of managerial and corporate training experience in private sector business. EDUCATION: Holds a MBA from Troy State University (2000); is an alumni of the University of Arizona’s Eller Executive Education Program (2017); and a 7 year UABA Board Member. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Higher Education through Grand Canyon University with a dissertation focused on online collaborative learning. Mr. Robinson is currently a Certified Instructor for the NIGP. He is also an active member of the Southern Arizona Copper Chapter of the NIGP, currently serving as the chapter's VP of Education.
Procurement Solutions Group, LLC
107 Mulberry Ct,
Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512
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Mrs. Renee A. Rogers, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP

Renee has spent over 20 years in public procurement, starting out as a buyer with Pima County, and moving up to executive management roles in public entities in the Detroit area. Renee has worked in City, County, and Airport Authority environments, getting entrenched in procurements including those using grant funds from a wide variety of state and federal agencies. Renee retired in 2011 and has continued to work with local public and private agencies in the procurement filed, primarily in a consulting role.

Throughout her career, Renee has actively participated in professional associations in leadership roles, including serving as Professional Development Chair for both the Airport Purchasing Group and the Michigan Public Procurement Officer Association (MPPOA). Renee has taught numerous public procurement and related classes at procurement association conferences, as well as within her entities.

Renee holds several professional certifications including Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB),and Professional in Human Resources (PHR). She is a graduate of Troy State University (Masters in Business) and Michigan State University (Bachelors in Marketing).

Renee has received awards recognizing her contributions to our profession in the form of first a Purchasing Manager of the Year Award from MPPOA, and more recently their Marvin Klang Award which recognizes a lifetime contribution to the public procurement profession. In addition while she was in the top procurement spot, two of Renee's former entities became a first time recipient of the National Purchasing Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award.

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