Honoring Excellence in the field of Public Procurement

Individual Awards for Procurement Professionals

Each year, NIGP recognizes members who have achieved hallmark status in the eyes of their peers. Members may nominate a peer for an award or self-nominate. All nominees are evaluated based on their involvement at the community, agency, chapter, regional, national, or Institute level.

Advancing the profession relies on the leadership of individuals and the commitment of organizations. 


Previous Year Winners

  • Albert H. Hall Memorial Award

    (This award replaced the NIGP Fellow Award)

    "Adopted at the 2000 Forum Board of Directors meeting in Baltimore, MD, the "FNIGP" designation recognizes the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award, NIGP's highest award, recipients as a "fellow" of NIGP in order to preserve its fellowship component within the award. Established in 1977, the Award was renamed from the NIGP Fellow Award to honor its founder, Albert H. Hall, who served as NIGP's first Executive Vice President from 1944 to 1975."

    2019 - Marcheta Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM
    2018 - Don Buffum, CPPPO, CPPB
    2017 - Bobbi L. Matthews, CPPO, CPPB
    2016 - Paul Brennan, CPPO
    2015 - Ronald Watkins, FNIGOP, CPPO
    2014 - Edmund Grant, CPPO, CPPB, RPPO
    2013 - Louis Moore
    2012 - Darin L. Matthews, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M.
    2011 - Jean A. Clark, FNIGP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM
    2010 - Rick D. Berry, FNIGP, CPPO
    2009 - Norma J. Hall, FNIGP, CPPO, CPPB, CPM
    2008 - E. Ray Burnett, CPPO, FNIGP
    2007 - William B. Irish, FNIGP, CPPO, C.P.M.
    2006 - Dr. Stephen Gordon, CPPO, FNIGP
    2005 - Sharon E. Seekins, CPPO, C.P.M., FNIGP
    2004 - Dr. E. R. (Bud) Roon, CPPO, FNIGP
    2003 - Glenn R. (Dick) Cummings, CPPO, FNIGP
    2002 - Jane G. Ogle, CPPO, CPPB, FNIGP
    2001 - James B. O'Neill, CPPO, FNIGP
    2000 - Kenneth C. Trufant, CPPO, FNIGP
    1999 - Ella H. Pierce, FNIGP
    1998 - Curtis L. Walsh, FNIGP
    1997 - Robin J. Zee, FNIGP
    1996 - J. W. (Bill) Adams, FNIGP
    1995 - Betty Y. Bingham, FNIGP
    1994 - Robert J. Sheridan, FNIGP
    1993 - William B. Whitson, FNIGP
    1992 - William E. Peter, FNIGP
    1991 - Hugh M. Carleton, FNIGP
    1990 - Charles W. Hintze, FNIGP
    1989 - Lewis E. Spangler, FNIGP
    1988 - Allen L. Johnson, FNIGP 
    1987 - Solon A. Bennett, FNIGP 
    1986 - Donald F. Krueger, FNIGP 
    1985 - John E. Short, FNIGP 
    1984 - Stanley D. Zemansky, FNIGP 
    1983 - Willis H. Holding, Jr., FNIGP 
    1982 - T. Gordon Sandridge, FNIGP 
    1981 - Douglas G. Judd, FNIGP 
    1979 - Thomas C. laia, FNIGP 
    1978 - Homer A. Foerster, FNIGP 
    1977 - Otto R. Winter, FNIGP  
    1976 - A. "Mike" Taylor, FNIGP 
    1975 - Albert H. Hall, FNIGP 
    1971 - John G. Krieg, FNIGP 
    1970 - Otto R. Winter, FNIGP 
    1969 - Rexford G. Wessells, FNIGP 
    1968 - John F. Ward, FNIGP

  • Anne Deatherage Meritorious Service Award

    The Anne Deatherage Meritorious Service Award is named in honor of Anne Deatherage, gave 33 years of service to the Institute. The award was presented to Anne during NIGP’s 2005 Annual Forum and Products Exposition in Anaheim, California.  In establishing the Anne Deatherage Meritorious Service Award, the Honors and Awards Committee set a high standard for excellence for all current and future staff members of NIGP.

    2019 - Keith K. Glatz, CPPO
    2018 - Bobbye L. Marsala, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
    2017 - Maureen Wilson McIlvaine, CPPO, CPPB
    2015 - Brent Maas
    2014 - Carrie Woodell, MPA, CPPO, CPPB, CFCM, C.P.M., A.P.P.
    2012 - Carol Hodes, CAE
    2011 - Tina Borger, CPPO
    2010 - Carol Debish, CPPB 
    2009 - Gerri C. Popkin, CPPB, CPPO, CPM, MAS
    2008 - Patricia Huth, CPPO, CPPB 2008
    2007 - Carrie Rawn, CMP
    2005 - Anne Deatherage, CMP

  • Distinguished Service Awards

    Jack Adger, CPPO, CPPB
    Stacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB

    Steven M. Demel, CPPO
    David E. Nash, CPPO, CPPB

    Marcheta Gillespie, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM

    Alexandru Vasile Roman
    Gord J. Sears, CPPO, CPPB

    Kathy Elgin, CPPO, CPPB
    Beth Fleming, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M.
    Jennie Readey, CPPO, CPPB

    Stephanie Creed, CPPO, CPPB
    Bill Davis, CPPO
    Barbara Johnson, MPA, CPPO, CPPB

    Kirk Buffington, CPPO, C.P.M., MBA
    Ken Koester, CPPO, C.P.M., A.P.P.
    Wendy Geltch, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., APP, FCCM, FCPM, FCPA 

    Lynda Allair, CPPO
    Dr. Guy Callender, FCIPS
    Judy Meisel, CPPO, CPPB 2012

    Mike Bevis, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M., PMP
    Renea Haycraft, CPPO, CPPB
    Bill Hertwig, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., A.P.P  

    Dr. Lula Banks, CPPO, CPPB, ED.D, FCPA, FCPM  

    Clifford P. McCue, Ph.D.
    Darrin L. Matthews, CPPO, C.P.M.
    Michael J. Bacille, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., VCO 

    Jeannette Rennie, C.P.P. 
    Ronald Watkins, CPPO 
    Khi Thai, Ph.D   

    Michael J. Kolodisner, CPPO 
    Steve Swendiman 
    Lt Col. Willard Walton Jr., CPPO   

    Robin Rickard, CPPO, OPBC 
    Wayne Casper, C.P.M. Dr.
    Jack Pitzer, CPPO, CBM

    Rick D. Berry, CPPO 
    Stephen B. Gordon, PhD., CPPO 
    Fred Marks, CPPO, VCO   

    David P. Gragan, CPPO 
    Ernest T. Lee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M. 
    Bobbi L. Matthews, CPPO, CPPB   

    Corrine A. Culver, CPPO 
    Alfred (Al) Elias, CPPO 
    Vaughn Rockhold   

    Bill Corbell, CPPO 
    Harold E. Good, CPPO 
    Louis S. Moore, CPPO, CPPB  

    Col. William (Bill) Brady, Jr., CPPO 
    Karl H. Panos 
    Glenn R. (Dick) Cummings, CPPO   

    Jane Ogle, CPPO, CPPB 
    Sharon E. Seekins, CPPO, C.P.M.  
    Melinda Via, CPPO    

    E. Ray Burnett 
    Robert N. Fothergill 
    Maggie E. McConnell   

    K. J. (Beau) Grant 
    Christine J. Reardon 
    Larry N. Wellman  

    Thomas F. Blaine, Jr. 
    William E. Brewer 
    George A. Wilson  

    Robert J. Sharpless 
    Curtis L. Walsh 
    Stefan Rollwage   

    James L. DeProspero 
    Leslie S. Jackson 
    Ella H. Pierce 

    Betty Y. Bingham 
    Edward J. Enfiajian 
    Kenneth C. Trufant

    Edward J. Judge 
    Robin J. Zee

    Alfred T. Robertson 
    John Tyler Community College, Virginia  
    Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology, Ontario

    Richard J. Pearson 
    William E. Peter 
    Harold F. Vaughan  

    John T. Cronin 
    Stewart P. Mitman 
    Nyra M. Richardson 
    Edward D. Sullivan 
    Joseph J. Warnas

    C. Raymond Hughes 
    Robert D. Peyton

    Harry H. Bain 
    Tom Bradley 
    Richard H. Nagel 
    James W. Stevenson

    R. Anne Deatherage 
    Tony R. Ellis 
    Larry C. Ethridge 
    Charles W. Hintze 
    E. R. (Bud) Roon

    Joseph A. Agostini 
    Clyde C. Cook 
    Calvin J. Holman 
    William J. Sarley

    Joanne S. Dietz 
    Homer A. Foerster 
    Darrell D. Perry 

    Harry R. Page 
    Robert P. Slattery 
    William B. Whitson 

    W. Garfield Boland 
    Charles M. Johnson 
    Jack D. Standley

    Herbert C. Damron 
    Thomas M Galloway 
    John J. Hittinger 
    Donald F. Sowle 
    Lewis E. Spangler 
    Stanley D. Zemansky

    John A. Berger 
    Stanley J. Hanna 
    Warren K. Wright, Jr. 
    Zane S. Porter 

    Hugh M. Carleton 
    Allen L. Johnson 
    Willis A. Holding, Jr. 
    John E. Short 

    Solon A. Bennett 
    T. Gordon Sandridge 
    Donald F. Krueger 

    Douglas G. Judd 

    Robert K, Lowry 

    Marguerite L. Hall

    Edwin W. Hyka

    Otto R. Winter   1969

    G. Lloyd Nunnally 

    John G. Krieg

    Joseph W. Nicholson

    Alvin J. Holm 

    John F. Ward

    Col. Paul V. Betters

  • Manager of the Year

    2019 - Nathan J. Daou, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P.
    2018 - Victoria A. Cortinas, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
    2017 - Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
    2016 - William (Bill) L. Munch, CPPB
    2015 - Kevin Beardsley, CPPO, CPPB
    2014 - Denise Schneider, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.  
    2013 - Brian Smith, CPPO  
    2012 - Carrie F. Woodell, CPPO, CPPB, CFCM, C.P.M., A.P.P.  
    2011 - Jennifer J. Luchard, CPPB, VCO 
    2010  - Lora Martin, CPPB, FCPA, FCPM, FCCM 
    2009 - Kevin C. Yin, CPPB  
    2008 - Barbara R. Johnson, CPPO, CPPB   
    2007 - Keith Glatz, CPPO   
    2006 - Tom Blaine, CPPO, FCPA   
    2005 - Michael E. Bevis, CPPO, C.P.M.   
    2004 - Jeff Morgan, CPPO, CPPB  
    2003 - Craig L. Johnsen, CPPB  
    2002 - William L. Schull, CPPB, C.P.M.  
    2001 - Robin (Rob) J. Rickard, CPPO   
    2000 - Bill D. Davison, CPPO  
    1999 - Darin Matthews   
    1998 - Norma J. Hall 
    1997 - Janet D. Harding  
    1996 - Jean A. Clark 
    1995 - Jean A. Clark  
    1994 - William E. Brewer  
    1993 - Richard L. Grimm
    1992 - N. William Hartline  
    1991 - Corrine A. Culver  
    1990 - Kevin J. (Beau) Grant   
    1989 - Sharon E. Seekins 

  • Buyer of the Year Award

    2019 - Diane Marie Murzynski, CPPO, CPPB
    2018 - Emil C. Rosol, III, CPPO, CPPB
    2017 - Fatima Calkins, CPPO, CPPB
    2016 - Mina M. Kaeding, CPPO, CPPB, Ph.D., FCCM
    2015 - Jon Walton, CPPO, CPPB, JD, C.P.M.
    2014 - Stacy Gregg, CPPO, CPPB  
    2013 - Theresa Webb, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., FCCM 
    2012 - Laurie M. Roberts, CPPB 
    2011 - Cherie A. Odeski, CPPB  
    2010 - Melissa Hala'ufla, CPPB  
    2009 - Brett M. Wood, CPPB 
    2008 - Gayle S. Blankenship, CPPB  
    2007 - Parshotam Lal Channa, CPPO, CPPB, CPP, CPPM  
    2006 - Eileen Miller, C.P.M.  
    2005 - Avon Thompson, CPPO, CPPB  
    2004 - Yasmin Teja, CPPO, CPPB, CP.M., A.P.P.  
    2003 - Stephen J. Ports, CPPB  
    2002 - Keri L. Stocks, CPPB  
    2001 - Donnell M. Fowler, CPPO  
    2000 - Nancy M. Davis, CPPO, VCO  
    1999 - Denise Schneider 
    1998 - Joyce S. Miller  
    1997 - Darin Matthews  
    1996 - Edwin L. Case 
    1995 - Jack A. Yost  
    1994 - Janet D. Harding  
    1993 - Ronald L. Hughes  
    1992 - Roberta K. Fohr  
    1991 - Donald H. Olson 
    1990 - Jean A. Clark  
    1989 - John R. Neger  
    1988 - Louis Moore  
    1987 - William E. Brewer
    1986 - Harry H. Bain
    1985 - Michael A. Scanlan
    1984 - William J. Sarley  
    1983 - Richard J. Pearson 

  • Leadership Award

    2019 - Kevin C. Yin, CPPB
    2018 - William A. Lindsey, CPPO, C.P.M.
    2017 - Renee Medlin, CPPO, MBA

  • Young Professional Award

    2019 - Tara L. Acton, CPPB
    2018 - Zulay Vincenty Millan, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM
    2017 - Amy C. Flack, CPPO, CPPB

  • Volunteer Award

    2019 - Alex Denis, CPPO
    2018 - Lynn Farnham, CPPO,CPPB
    2017 - Jeffrey E. Dansdill, CPPO, CPPB

  • Integrity Award

    2019 - Carol P. McPatrick, CPPO, CPPB
    2018 - Lourdes Coss, CPPO
    2017 - Linda Phillips, CPPB

  • NIGP President's Special Awards

    Beginning in 2004, the incoming NIGP President recognized NIGP members for exemplary service to the public purchasing profession and the members of NIGP by presenting discretionary awards of recognition.


    Spirit of NIGP - Dr. Mohamad G. Alkadry, Associate Professor of Public Administration, Master of Public Administration Program, Florida International University, Miami
    Spirit of NIGP - Lourdes Coss, CPPO
    Spirit of NIGP - Belinda Sites, CMP, CAE, Director, Enterprise Sales & Relationships, NIGP


    Spirit of Hadfield - Kathleen Muretti, CPPO, CPPB, City of Airdrie, AB
    Spirit of Direction - Mark Evangelista, CPPO, C.P.M., Cleveland Metroparks
    Spirit of Kaishi - The Design Team for the cooperative Accreditation Program


    Champion of Chapters - Debbie Kaminski, CPPB, Fort Bend County, TX  
    Champion of Faith - LaWann Terry, NIGP Events Manager


    Spirit of NIGP - John Adler, CPPO, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, TX
    Spirit of NIGP - Terry McKee, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., Knoxville’s Community Development Corp., TN      
    Spirit of NIGP - Dave Nash, CPPO, CPPB
    Spirit of NIGP - Jill Press JKP Consulting, FL


    Spirit of NIGP - Ken Babich, BComm, CPPO, University of Victoria  
    Spirit of NIGP - Jay Jackus, CPPO, CBBP, City of Tarpon Springs, FL
    Spirit of NIGP - Pam McComb


    Spirit of NIGP - Judy Meisel, CPPO, CPPB, City of Olathe, KS
    Spirit of NIGP - Jack Adger, CPPO, CPPB, Bossier Parish School Board, Benton, LA
    Spirit of NIGP - Joan Graham, CPPO, CPPB Kentucky Cabinet for Health & Family Services


    Spirit of NIGP - Teresa Deaton-Reese, CPPO, CPPB, Indiana Department of Administration Services
    Spirit of NIGP - Keith Ashby, Arapahoe County, CO
    Spirit of NIGP - Jennifer Steffan NIGP, Herndon, VA


    Spirit of NIGP - Bill Hertwig, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., A.P.P., Retired - Metro North Commuter Railroad
    Spirit of NIGP - Dr. Guy Callender, CPA, FCIPS, MCIPS, Curtin Business School, Perth, Australia
    Spirit of NIGP -  Don Miller, CPPO, CPPB - Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie, NY


    Spirit of NIGP - Rick Berry, CPPO, Old Dominion University
    Spirit of NIGP - Cliff McCue, Ph.D, Florida Atlantic University
    Spirit of NIGP - Denise Schneider, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M. , Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
    Spirit of NIGP - Carol Hodes, CAE NIGP, Herndon, VA


    Spirit of NIGP - E. Ray Burnett II, CPPO, City of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO
    Spirit of NIGP - Ronald L. Watkins, CPPO, Retired - City of Grand Junction, Loveland, CO
    Spirit of NIGP - Patricia A. Huth, CPPO, CPPB, Naperville, IL


    Spirit of NIGP - Shafiq Choudhary, CPPB, CPM, DC Office of Contracting & Procurement
    Spirit of NIGP - Russell Rothman, CPPO, FL Department of Management Services

    Presidential Citation for Superior Contributions - Willard Walton, Jr., CPPO, Retired, DC Office of Contracting & Procurement


    Silent Partner - Opal Dick, CPPO, City of Fort Collins, CO
    Silent Partner - Bennie Shivers, CPPO, CPPB, City of Kansas City, MO

  • Innovations in Public Procurement Award

    The NIGP award for Innovation in Public Procurement recognizes those procurement agencies that have demonstrated leadership in the area of innovative practices related to technology, communication, and community outreach. Through this award, NIGP gives recognition to the outstanding efforts public procurement professionals make to efficiently and effectively expend public funds. NIGP’s awards for Innovation are presented to agencies that demonstrate “cutting-edge”, non-standard, forward thinking through the design and implementation of new programs in public procurement. 


    Broward County Florida Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Division
    The Broward County Purchasing Division is the recipient of the 2017 NIGP Innovations in Public Procurement Award for developing their in-house software known as ProcureTrack. ProcureTrack is an automated scheduling, notification, and workflow system created to, keep County procurements stakeholders on-track, manage internal customers’ expectations by informing them every step of the procurement process and deliver procurements on a timely basis.


    The Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department, FL
    Automated Architecture and Engineering Pre-Qualification Program - The Miami-Dade County Internal Services Department with the support of Tara C. Smith, the Director of the Internal Services Department, implemented an automated, web-based solution to accept and process pre-qualification certification and technical certification applications for Architectural and Engineering firms that do business with the County


    Maricopa County Office of Procurement Services, AZ
    Although reverse auctions are not new, Maricopa County’s Office of Procurement Services achieved substantial savings for employees and for the organization by applying a reverse auction approach to the contracting of health and life insurance benefits – a contract category that, based on research conducted by OPS’ internal staff and a group benefits consulting firm, had not previously been a target for reverse auction methods


    Multnomah County Purchasing, OR
    Multnomah County Purchasing developed an in-house, low cost computer-based training platform. They were able to achieve a 69% savings over contracting for the work


    State of Arizona's Department of Administration
    Arizona launched ProcureAZ, their end-to-end sourcing-to-business-management solution. What makes the ProcureAZ implementation truly innovative is that it functionally supports all state of Arizona public bodies under a single statewide license


    City of Port St. Lucie, FL
    Using U.S. Housing and Stabilization Program to refurbish Public Housing while reducing supplier procurement costs and increasing local supplier participation


    County of Rockland, New York    
    Measuring Savings for Profit/Loss Statement  


    State of Alaska, Division of General Services    
    Video Commercial for Vendor Training 

    Polk County Purchasing Division  
    Purchase of Soil Program 


    District School of Niagara, St. Catherine’s, Ontario    
    Electronic Vendor Database 


    City of Naperville, Illinois 
    Customer Focus  Partners in Operational Excellence Awards Program  

    Volusia County School Board, Florida 
    Leadership “To Vend or Not to Vend? That was the Question”  

    Baltimore County, Maryland 
    Process Management  The County’s Strategic Energy Initiative          

    State of Rhode Island   
    Strategic Planning  Governor’s Fiscal Fitness Purchasing Initiative  

    City of Miami Beach 
    Technology Citywide Wi-Fi Project  


    City of Glendale, Arizona 
    Involving Purchasing and Warehousing in the City’s Emergency Logistics Support System  

    Cobb County, Georgia 
    Broadcasting Bid Openings via Cable TV    

    Round Rock Independent School District, Texas   
    Developing a Purchasing Alliance Among Central Texas School Districts  


    General Services Administration 
    Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation    

    District School Board of Pasco County, Florida 
    Construction Management Selection for New School Packages  

    Delaware Department of Administrative Services
    Partner$ in Procurement    

    Port of Portland, Oregon    
    Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) Program  

    Travis County, Texas 
     Online Supplier Catalog  


Mandatory Criteria for ALL Awards:

Assessment is based on the nominee’s involvement at the Community, Agency, Chapter/Regional/National and Institute (NIGP) level.

  • Active Promoter in education and professional development
  • Supporter of public procurement organizations
  • Demonstrated Passion the public procurement profession and for the vision and mission of NIGP
  • Create and maintain high ethical and moral Standards, ethical and moral in accordance with NIGP Code of Ethics
  • Active in non-procurement community affairs
  • Public procurement Certifications
  • Endorsement letters in support of the nominee – Two letters are required plus the narrative in the nomination form