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NIGP Mentorship Program

It takes intentional effort and strong strategic relationships to advance in your career.

Lifelong learning should be supported by intentional relationships established to guide your professional development and career growth. The NIGP Mentoring Facebook page is designed to help you by connecting junior members with more experienced practitioners who can offer mentoring advice to help you progress in your career. Mentors can be a neutral sounding board, they can help you handle difficult or unusual situations you may face in your role or in your career, and they can  provide feedback regarding growth opportunities to support your long-term career development.

The NIGP Mentorship Program is designed to support the needs of NIGP Members and other public sector public procurement professionals by:

  • Creating strong professional networks built on trust and respect to facilitate life-long learning
  • Promoting diversity of thought and critical thinking skills
  • Providing supplemental learning channels to enhance brainstorming
  • Providing access to more experienced professionals who can offer encouragement and career guidance
  • Promoting an environment where the participant feels empowered and confident

NIGP Mentorship Facebook Group

This Facebook Group is closed to general Facebook users, membership requests are approved by the Mentorship Committee. 

Worry not, authentic join requests are processed quickly.


Mentorship Resources

New Pilot Program

NIGP is excited to launch its very first mentorship program focused on career development, professional growth, and creation of mutually beneficial mentoring relationships.

Our pilot program focuses on matching up to 25 mentorship engagements. 

The Application Period to participate as a mentee or mentor is now closed.

Thank you for your overwhelming response!

At this time, we are no longer accepting applications.


Key Deadlines  

  • Week of January 18, 2021 
    Mentor / Mentee matching notifications sent.
  • Week of January 25, 2021 
    Mentor / Mentee Training
  • April 30, 2021 
    Pilot assessment
  • May 2021
    Additional Mentorship Opportunities (specific dates will be share in March 2021). 



Mentorship Committee

  • Mr. Keith K. Glatz, CPPO, FCPA, FCPM
    Purchasing & Contracts Manager
    City of Tamarac
  • Mrs. Marcheta E. Gillespie, FNIGP, CPPO, NIGP-CPP, C.P.M., CPPB, CPM
  • Mr. Sylvester L Donelson, Jr.
    Chief Procurement Officer
    County of Santa Barbara
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Erin Edwards, MAOL, CPP
    Procurement Coordinator
    St. Johns County
  • Mrs. Carol P. McPatrick, CPPO, CPPB
    Contract Supervisor
    Orange County - FL
  • Mr. David E. Nash, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Procurement Specialist - Retired
  • Mr. Philip Saunders
    Capital Projects, Procurement & DBE Coordinator
    Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Gregory K. Spearman, CPPO, FCCM
    Director of Purchasing
    City of Tampa
  • Ms. Shirley J Webb, CPPO, CPPB
    Deputy Chief Procurement Officer/SPO
    State of Illinois Procurement
  • Ms. Rebecca L. Kee, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Talent Council Liaison

    CPO/Purchasing Agent
    City of Virginia Beach