Biennial In-Person visits by NIGP Ambassadors to the Chapters

Visiting Chapter IconTo show our commitment to chapters, NIGP has appointed Ambassadors who will visit chapters throughout the year. This face-to-face meeting provides chapter members with an opportunity to hear the latest NIGP member benefits, educational opportunities, resources and tools as well as to ask questions of these individuals. Chapter leaders can share success stories, governance issues, etc. and all stores, thoughts, concerns will be communicated to the elected Member Council of NIGP. Two way communication between the Institute and its chapters at it's best.

Visiting Chapters

Each Chapter will be eligible for ONE visit every other year

Eligible Chapters

will be notified:

  • In October or November for the next calendar year
  • January / February as new officers take office
  • By NIGP staff or the Chapter Ambassador in your area throughout the year

When scheduling your ambassador visit, please allow ample time for the Ambassador to present to your membership as well as time with your board.

In both cases a minimum of I hour is requested.  Once the visit is confirmed with the NIGP Chapter Relations Manager, we encourage you to reach out to the Ambassador as soon as possible to discuss the visit as it pertains to the topic of presentation and time with your chapter. 

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Lorraine Hein

Lorraine M. Hein, CPPB

Director of Business

Western Suffolk BOCES
924 Ocean Ave
West Islip, NY 11795
Phone: (631)478-2981



Sean Carroll

Sean Carroll

Chief Procurement Officer

State of New York Procurement
Corning Tower - 38th Floor
Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12242
Phone: (518)473-5294



Maureen McIllvaine

Maureen Wilson McIlvaine, CPPO, CPPB

Purchasing Director

County of Bucks
55 E Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901-4318
Phone: (215)348-6374


Rebecca Kee

Rebecca L. Kee, CPPO, CPPB

CPO/Purchasing Agent

City of Virginia Beach
2388 Liberty Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23456
Phone: (757) 385-8856


Carl Bonitto

Carl Bonitto, CSCMP

Purchasing Manager

Northumberland County
555 Courthouse Road
Cobourg, ON K9A 5J6



Penny Owens

Penny M Owens, CPPO

Assistant Purchasing Agent

City of Knoxville
400 Main Street, Rm. 667
Knoxville, TN 37902-0000
Phone: (865)215-2648



Stacy Gregg 

Stacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB

Procurement Manager

State of South Carolina
1201 Main St., Suite 600
Columbia, SC 29201-4226
Phone: (803)737-2609



Joe Tommie 

William J. Tommie, Jr., CPPO

Purchasing Director

Cobb County
122 Waddell Street NE
Marietta, GA 30060
Phone: (770) 528-8435



Sam Lemonis 

Sam Lemonis, CPPB

District Director of Purchasing

Hinds Community College
PO Box 1100
Raymond, MS 39154-1100
Phone: (601) 857-3204



David Nash

David E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB


9026 NW 44 Court
Sunrise, FL 33351-5336
Phone: (954)749-5291



Joe Benjamin

Joe Benjamin, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM

Certified Senior Procurement Analyst

City of Tampa
306 East Jackson Street, 2nd Floor East
Tampa, FL. 33602
Phone: (813) 274-8354



Kara Daniel

Kara M. Daniel

Coordinator 1 - Purchasing

Springfield R-12 School District
1458 E. Chestnut Expressway
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 523-0225


Ginger Line
Ginger R. Line, CPPB

Membership Development Administrator

202 12th St NE
P.O. Box 219
Staples, MN 56479
Phone: (218) 894-5483


Debbie Kaminski

Debbie Kaminski, CPPB

Purchasing Agent

Fort Bend County
301 Jackson, Suite 201
Richmond, TX 77469
Phone: (281)341-8643



Veronica Douglas

Veronica Douglas, CPPB

Program Manager

Houston Community College
Procurement Operations Department
3100 Main Street, 11B06
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: (214)718-4376



Ginny Justiniano

Ginny N. Justiniano, CPPB - CHAIR

Sr. Procurement and SBE/DBE Specialist

Community Transit
7100 Hardeson Rd
Everett, WA 98303
Phone: (425)438-6139


Tanyann Belaney

Senior Procurement Governance Advisor

Office of the Comptroller General
617 Government Street
Victoria, BC V8W 9V1
Phone: (250)387-8121



Brian Smith 

Brian R. Smith, CPPO

Purchasing Manager

Multnomah County Purchasing
501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., #125
Portland, OR 97214
Phone: (503)988-7546


Victoria Cortinas

Victoria A. Cortinas, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.

Contract Administrator

City of Tucson
255 W Alameda 6th Floor
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520)837-4140



Bill Munch

William (Bill) L. Munch, CPPO, CPPB

Procurement Compliance and Training Officer

Valley Schools Management Group
PO Box 41760
Phoenix, AZ 85080-1760
Phone: (602)594-4370



Craig Rader

Craig A. Rader, CPPO,CPPB

Purchasing Agent

County of Sacramento - Department of General Services
9660 Ecology Lane
Sacramento, CA 95827
Phone: (916)876-6360



Visit Request Form

Once request is received, coordination will begin between the Ambassador and the Chapter.

Request Your Visit
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