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.


Nomination Period is Now Closed


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

Congratulations to this year's Award Winners!

NIGP Awards for Procurement Professionals

Established in 1977, NIGP's highest award is named in honor of our founder, Albert H. Hall. Professionals who receive the Albert H. Hall Memorial Award also earn the designation of ‘Fellow of NIGP’ or FNIGP.

To be considered for this award, nominees must meet the Mandatory Criteria and demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

Innovation in changing procurement concepts and procedures

Involvement with multiple levels of government in public procurement programs and objectives

Recognition as a career public procurement official and active leader in public procurement organizations

To be considered for this award, the nominee will meet the Mandatory Criteria and demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

  • Development of an original and innovative resolution of a critical procurement issue
  • Contribution to a one-time outstanding effort, which benefited NIGP or agency
  • Experience bringing credit to NIGP and/or agency with exceptional contributions to the procurement field or community

Established in 2005, this award is named in honor of NIGP's Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Anne Deatherage, who served the Institute in a variety of leadership capacities from 1972 to 2005.

To be considered for this award, nominees will meet the Mandatory Criteria and demonstrate excellence in the following areas:

  • Meaningful contributions to committees organized by NIGP and/or a NIGP Chapter
  • Exceptional leadership within NIGP governance, NIGP chapter affiliate and/or NIGP strategic partner over an extended period of time
  • Specific, individual contributions to public procurement that have made a difference in enhancing the quality, relevance, recognition, or value of the profession

Nominees must be public procurement professionals who have supervisory or management responsibilities. The awardee must be a current member of NIGP and will need to document their efforts during the previous two years.

Public procurement manager functions include:

  • Responsibility of overall procurement/material management activities in a specific governmental entity, including supervising procurement personnel or displaying executive abilities involving financial, technical, statistical, legal, and administrative attributes
  • A management position that is either totally dedicated to the procurement function or shared with other responsibilities

Nominees must be buyers who have no supervisory or management responsibilities. The awardee must be a current member of NIGP and will need to document the efforts during the previous two years.

The buyer function involves:

  • Evaluating offers
  • Selecting vendors
  • Shipping and receiving
  • Handling vendor relations
  • Inventory and warehousing
  • Developing and issuing bids
  • Contract administration provisions
  • Determining customer requirements
  • Following up to ensure timely delivery
  • Preparing the contract or purchase order
  • Reviewing specifications and requirements
  • Arriving at fair and reasonable price and terms


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

Award Eligibility

All NIGP members are eligible to be nominated for an award except NIGP Governing Board Members and members of the Finance, Member, and Talent Councils who are current Board Members at the time of nomination.


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."

    2021 - Barbara Johnson, FNIGP, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    2020 - Kenneth B. Koester, FNIGP, CPPO
    2019 - Marcheta Gillespie, FNIGP, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., CPM
    2018 - Don Buffum, FNIGP, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    2017 - Bobbi L. Matthews, FNIGP, CPPO, CPPB
    2016 - Paul Brennan, FNIGP, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    2015 - Ronald Watkins, FNIGP, CPPO
    2014 - Edmund Grant, FNIGP, CPPO, CPPB, RPPO
    2013 - Louis Moore, FNIGP
    2012 - Darin L. Matthews, FNIGP, NIGP-CPP, 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.

    2021 - Lynda Allair, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    2020 - Denise K. Schneider, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
    2019 - Keith K. Glatz, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    2018 - Bobbye L. Marsala, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
    2017 - Maureen Wilson McIlvaine, CPPO, CPPB
    2015 - Brent Maas
    2014 - Carrie Woodell, MPA, NIGP-CPP, 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

    The Distinguished Service Award is granted to public procurement officials and other individuals who differentiate themselves through first-rate contributions to public procurement.

    Kevin C. Yin, NIGP-CPP, CPPB

    Richard Pennington, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, J.D., LL.M.

    Jack Adger, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    Stacy Gregg, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

    Steven M. Demel, CPPO
    David E. Nash, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

    Marcheta Gillespie, NIGP-CPP, 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, NIGP-CPP, 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, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    Dr. Guy Callender, FCIPS
    Judy Meisel, CPPO, CPPB 2012

    Mike Bevis, NIGP-CPP, 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, NIGP-CPP, 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

    The Manager of the Year Award recognizes public procurement professionals who have supervisory or management responsibilities. 

    2021 - Lorie W. Newton, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    2020 - Terri Spencer, C.P.M.
    2019 - Nathan J. Daou, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB, A.P.P.
    2018 - Victoria A. Cortinas, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
    2017 - Terry McKee, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.
    2016 - William (Bill) L. Munch, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
    2015 - Kevin Beardsley, CPPO, CPPB
    2014 - Denise Schneider, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M.  
    2013 - Brian Smith, NIGP-CPP, CPPO  
    2012 - Carrie F. Woodell, NIGP-CPP, 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, NIGP-CPP, CPPB  
    2008 - Barbara R. Johnson, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB   
    2007 - Keith Glatz, NIGP-CPP, 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, NIGP-CPP
    1998 - Norma J. Hall,  CPPO, CPPB, FNIGP, CPM
    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

    The Buyer of the Year Award recognizes buyers who made significant contributions to the profession.

    2021 - Stéphanie Dion, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
    2020 - Jason J. Steinmann, CPPB
    2019 - Diane Marie Murzynski, CPPO, CPPB
    2018 - Emil C. Rosol, III, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    2017 - Fatima Calkins, CPPO, CPPB
    2016 - Mina M. Kaeding, CPPO, CPPB, Ph.D., FCCM
    2015 - Jon Walton, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, JD, C.P.M.
    2014 - Stacy Gregg, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB  
    2013 - Theresa Webb, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., FCCM 
    2012 - Laurie M. Roberts, CPPB 
    2011 - Cherie A. Odeski, NIGP-CPP, 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 

  • Diversity & Inclusion Award

    The Diversity and Inclusion Award recognizes trailblazers who broke the barriers of inequality and discrimination in their professional career. 

    2021 - Miriam Singer, CPPO, FCCN
    2020 - Ella H. Pierce, CPPO, FNIGP, C.P.M.

  • Leadership Award

    2021 - Sean Carroll
    2020 - Joan E. Graham, CPPO, CPPB
    2019 - Kevin C. Yin, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
    2018 - William A. Lindsey, CPPO, C.P.M.
    2017 - Renee Medlin, CPPO, MBA

  • Young Professional Award

    2021 - Annie Teav, CPPB
    2020 - Jenn Myers, NIGP-CPP, CPPB
    2019 - Tara L. Acton, CPPB
    2018 - Zulay Vincenty Millan, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, FCCM
    2017 - Amy C. Flack, CPPO, CPPB

  • Volunteer Award

    2021 - Stacy Gregg, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB
    2020 - Drakus D. Wiggins, CPPO, CPPB
    2019 - Alex Denis, CPPO
    2018 - Lynn Farnham, CPPO,CPPB
    2017 - Jeffrey E. Dansdill, CPPO, CPPB

  • Integrity Award

    2020 - Teresa R Slayton, CPPB, CICCM, CISM, CCA, GCPM, CPPC, CPP, CPPM
    2019 - Carol P. McPatrick, CPPO, CPPB
    2018 - Lourdes Coss, NIGP-CPP, CPPO
    2017 - Linda Phillips, CPPB