2023 AEP Award Recipients 194 Successful Applicants

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Organization Procurement Official Credentials Title
Ada County Mr. Bob Perkins CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Procurement Director
Alameda County Water District Mr. Robert Ferro   Purchasing Officer
Alpine School District Mr. Woody Turnbeaugh CPPB, NIGP-CPP Director of Purchasing
Anne Arundel County Public Schools Ms. Mary Jo Childs   Supervisor of Purchasing
Arizona State University Dr. Jamon Hill   Assistant VP Deputy Chief Procurement Officer Supply Chain
Atlanta Housing Mr. Albert Murillo J.D. SVP Contracts and Procurement
Baltimore City Public Schools Mrs. Shabray Matthews CPPB Director of Procurement
Baltimore County Public Schools Mrs. Melanie Webster NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Purchasing Director
Brevard Public Schools Mrs. Kristine Rodriguez MBA, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Director of Procurement & Distribution Services
Broward County Board of County Commissioners Mr. Robert Gleason CPPO Director of Purchasing
California State University San Bernardino Ms. Teresa Villa C.P.M., CPPB Chief Procurement Officer
Central Arizona Project Mr. Doug Nicholson CPPB, CPM Supply Chain and Facilities Manager
City of Airdrie Ms. Jelena  Maric CPPO,  CIP Manager, Procurement and IRM
City of Allen Mrs. Rosanne Lemus CPPB Purchasing Manager
City of Austin Financial Services Department Mr. James  Scarboro CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, C.P.M., CPCM Chief Procurement Officer
City of Banning Ms. Barbara Mason MBA Procurement Manager
City of Berkeley Mr. Darryl Sweet MSCM, CPSM General Services Manager
City of Brownsville Mr. Damian  Espinoza   Procurement and Contract Manager
City of Burleson Mr. Justin Scharnhorst   Assistant to the City Manager
City of Celina Dawn Berry CPPB, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Director
City of Chandler Mrs. Christina Pryor CPPO Procurement and Supply Senior Manager
City of Clermont Mr. Freddy Suarez MPA, CPPB Procurement Services Director
City of Coconut Creek Ms. Linda Jeethan CPPB, CPPO Procurement Officer
City of Coral Gables Mrs. Celeste Walker-Harmon MBA, CPSM, CPPO, NIGP-CPP Chief Procurement Officer
City of Corinth Cindy Troyer C.P.M., A.P.P Purchasing Manager
City of Denton Ms. Laura Behrens MPA Assistant Director of Procurement
City of El Paso Ms. Nicole Cote   Managing Director
City of Farmington Ms. Jennifer Harbour CPPB, NIGP-CPP, PMP Chief Procurement Officer
City of Flagstaff Mr. Patrick Brown C.P.M., CPPB Purchasing Director
City of Fort Myers Ms. Denise Finn NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB Procurement Manager
City of Garland Mr. Gary  Holcomb CPPO, C.P.M.  Director of Procurement and Contracts
City of Grapevine Mr. Lance Wright   Purchasing Agent
City of Hollywood, FL Mr. Steve Stewart MBA, CPCM, CPPO, FCCM, NIGP-CPP, CPCP Director / Chief Procurement Officer
City of Irvine Ms. Portia Mina CPSM, CPPO, CPPB  Purchasing Agent
City of La Porte Mrs. Cherell Daeumer CPPB Purchasing Manager
City of Lewisville Mr. Earl Whitaker CPPB Purchasing Manager
City of Long Beach Ms. Michelle Wilson   Purchasing Agent
City of Longmont Ms. Valerie Scott NIGP-CPP, CPPB Purchasing & Contracts Manager
City of McAllen Mr. Gerardo Noriega CPPB Purchasing & Contracting Director
City of McKinney Mrs. LISA LITTRELL NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Procurement Services Manager
City of Mesa Mrs. Kristy Garcia NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Procurement Administrator
City of Miami Mrs. Annie Perez CPPO Director of Procurement/Chief Procurement Officer
City of Miramar Mrs. Alicia Ayum CPPB Director of Procurement
City of Moreno Valley Mrs. Felicia  London MPA Purchasing and Sustainability Division Manager
City of Mountain View Ms. Ann Mehta CPPO, C.P.M. Purchasing Support and Services Manager
City of Norfolk Mr. Michael Bevis JD, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M., CJP Chief Procurement Officer
City of Orlando Mr. David Billingsley CPSM, C.P.M. Chief Procurement Officer
City of Plano Mrs. Kellie  Pendleton CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Chief Procurement Official
City of Pomona Mr. Ed Segura MPA Purchasing Manager
City of Pompano Beach Ms. Carla Byrd CPPO, CPPB, JD, MBA Procurement Director
City of Port St.Lucie Mr. Nathaniel  Rubel MBA, CPPO, NIGP-CPP Assistant Procurement Director
City of Portland Luu Huynh   Administrative Specialist
City of Redlands Ms. Dana Abramovitz-Daniel M.B.A. CPPO. Procurement Manager
City of Richardson  Ally Dobbins   Purchasing Manager
City of Riverside Ms. Jennifer McCoy CPPO Purchasing Manager
City of Rochester Hills Ms. Lisa Cummins    Procurement Manager
City of Rosenberg Mr. Blake Skiles NIGP-CPP, CPPB, CPPM, CPP, CPC Chief Procurement Officer
City of Round Rock Texas Mr. David Carter Certified Texas Contract Manager Purchasing Manager
City of San Antonio Mr. Troy Elliott   Deputy Chief Financial Officer
City of San Jose  Dr. Albie  Udom    Deputy Director of Finance – Purchasing & Risk Management
City of Santa Clarita Mr. Andrew Adams   Purchasing & Contracts Administrator
City of Sarasota Mrs. Deidre Moore-Keylon CPPO Purchasing General Manager
City of Sierra Vista Mrs. Kennie Downing MPA, NIGP-CPP Chief Procurement Officer
City of Southlake Mr. Tim Slifka CPPO, CPPB Purchasing Manager
City of Sunnyvale Ms. Lisa Vo   Acting Purchasing Officer
City of Tempe Lisa Goodman NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Procurement Officer
City of Temple, Texas Mrs. Belinda Mattke CPA Director of Purchasing & Facility Services
City of Tucson Mr. Nathan Daou NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, C.P.M., A.P.P. Procurement Administrator
City of Vaughan Mrs. Pooja Nagra   Director, Procurement Services
City of Wentzville Alice Winkelman CPPB, NIGP-CPP Procurement Superintendent
City of Wichita Mr. Josh Lauber  CPSM Purchasing Manager
Clark County School District Mr. Carl (Steve) Staggs CPM Director III
Clayton County , GA Ms. Carol J.  Rogers  CPPO, CCA,GCPA CPO
Cleveland Metroparks Mr. Charlie Rosol NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Director of Procurement
Cobb County School District Ms. Barbara Bates NIGP-CPP, CPPB Director of Procurement Services
Collier County, FL Mrs. Sandra Herrera CPPO, CPPB, CPM Procurement Director 
Collin College Cindy White CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Executive Director Procurement Services
Columbia County Commissioners Mr. Glenn O'Steen CPPO, NIGP-CPP, MBA Procurement Mnager
County of El Dorado Michele Weimer MPA, CPPO Procurement & Contracts Manager
County of El Paso Ms. Karen Davidson CTCM, MBA, MPA Purchasing Agent
County of Greenville Mr. Robert Brewer NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Procurement Director
County of Loudoun, Virginia Mrs. Cheryl Middleton CPPB, NIGP-CPP  Assistant Director/Purchasing Agent 
County of Orange Ms. Maria Agrusa  MBA, CPPO, NIGP-CPP County Procurement Officer
County of Riverside, CA Ms. Sarah Franco   Director of Procurement and Fleet
County of Sacramento Mr. Craig Rader NIGP-CPP, CPPB, CPPO Purchasing Agent
County of San Diego John M Pellegrino  NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPCM Director, Purchasing and Contracting 
County of San Luis Obispo Mr. Landon  St. James CPSM Administrative Services Officer II/Purchasing Manager
County of San Mateo Ms. Jas  Sandhar MBA Procurement Manager
County of Santa Clara Mr. Gene Clark CPPO, C.P.M. Chief Procurement Officer
County of Ventura Mr. Cliff Chroust CPPO Chief Procurement Officer
County of Volusia Ms. Pamela Wilsky NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Director Of Purchasing & Contracts
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Mr. Brad Cummings   Vice President- Procurement
Dallas County Mr. Michael Frosch   Director of Purchasing
Dallas-Forth Worth International Airport Mr. Bruce D. Collins CPPO Vice President, Procurement and Materials Management 
Davis School District Ms. Lori Peterson  NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M.  Director
Defence Construction Canada Ms. Melanie Pouliot   National Director, Contract Services
Denton County Mr. Scott Arledge CPPB, CPPO Director of Purchasing
Dougherty County School System Ms. Sharonda Thompson NIGP-CPP, CPDW, GCPA Director of Logistical Services
Eastern Municapal Water District Jeff Wasserman C.P.M./CPPO PURCHASING MANAGER
Florida State University Ms. Rosey Murton CPPO Chief Procurement Officer
Foothill Transit Mr. Christopher Pieper   Director of Procurement
Fort Bend ISD Mr. Richard Gay   Exec. Director Business Services
Frederick County Public Schools Mr. Bill Meekins CPPB, CPPO, NIGP-CPP, CSBO, CPCP Purchasing Manager
Fulton County Government Ms. Felicia Strong-Whitaker   Chief Procurement Agent
Fulton County Schools Ms. Angela Young   Executive Director
Georgia Department of Transportation Ms. Mary Zirock CPPB, GCPM, GCPCA Assistant Chief Procurement Officer - Operations
Georgia Technology Authority Mrs. Lisa Mehalko CPPO, NIGP-CPP, CPSM Director of Procurement
Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District Mr. Brian Garrity CPSM, C.P.M., CPPB Director of Procurement
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Ms. Heather Tizzard   Chief Procurement Officer
Granite School District Mr. Jared Gardner MPA, C.P.M. Director of Purchasing
Gregg County, Texas Mrs. Kelli Davis CPPB, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Agent
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Mrs. Holly  Cafferata NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Purchasing Director
Gwinnett County Public Schools Mr. Kevin Kriews NIGP-CPP Director of Purchasing & Property Management
Harris County Department of Education Mrs. Kendra Jackson Bachelor of Science Director of Purchasing
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Mr. Matt Bauer   Vice President of Procurement
Houston Community College System Mr. Joseph Gavin CTCD Executive Director
Howard County Office of Procurement Mrs. Natalie Miller   Procurement Technical Analyst
Howard County Public School System Mr. Robert Bruce NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Director of Procurement and Materials Management
Iowa State University Mr. Cory Harms   Director of Procurement Services
Johnson County Mr. Ralph McBroom C.P.M. Purchasing Agent
Johnson County Kansas Ms. Robin Lynes CPPO, CPPB Purchasing Manager
Lansing Community College Mrs. Samantha Gallimore MPA, CPPB Purchasing Director
Las Cruces Public School District #2 Mr. Cesar  Chavez   Associate Director of Purchasing 
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority Jennifer Curry-Eke   Senior Director of Risk Management and Purchasing
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Mrs. Christine Grommons CPSM, CPPB  
Louisville/Jefferson County Metro Government Mr. Joel Neaveill NIGP-CPP Procurement Director
Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Mr. Jacob Erickson MBA, CPPO, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Official
Maricopa County Mr. Kevin Tyne   Chief Procurment Officer
Mathematica Inc Mr. Christopher Buchanan   Director, Procurement
McAllen Independent School District Ms. Laura Williams   Director of Purchasing Services
Miami-Dade County, Strategic Procurement Department Dr. Lydia Osborne CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Assistant Director, Strategic Procurement Department
Midland Independent School District Ms. Haydee Pena   Director of Purchasing
Mission CISD Anabel Garza  MAcc, RTSBA, CTCM Purchasing Coordinator
Mohave County Ms. Tara Acton NIGP-CPP, CPPB Director of Procurement and Central Services
Montgomery County Mr. Avinash Shetty   Director, Office of Procurement
Mt. San Antonio College Mrs. Angelic Davis   Director, Purchasing, Printing, and Mail Services
New York City Housing Authority  Sergio Paneque  JD  Chief Procurement Officer
New York State Office of General Services Mr. Sean Carroll CPPO Chief Procurement Officer
North Texas Municipal Water District Ms. Nicole Mucha CPSM, CPPO Procurement Manager
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Mrs. Jacqueline Williams BS-BA, Certified Public Procurement Officer Manager of Procurement Services
Oklahoma State University Mr. Scott Schlotthauer CPO Chief Procurement Officer
Old Dominion University Ms. Etta Henry CPPO, CPPB, CUPO, VCCO, VCO Executive Director, Strategic Sourcing and Payment Solutions
Onondaga County Mr. Daniel  Hammer   Purchasing Director
Orange County Fire Authority, CA Sara Kennedy CPPB Purchasing Division Manager
Orange County Government, FL Mrs. Carrie Mathes MPA, NIGP-CPP, CFCM, CPPO, C.P.M., CPPB , APP Procurement Manager
Orange County Public Schools, FL Mr. David Wheeler   Director
Orange County Sanitation District, CA Mrs. Ruth Zintzun   Purchasing and Contracts Manager
Orange County Transportation Authority Ms. Pia Veesapen   Director, CAMM
Otay Water District Mr. Kent Payne CPSM Purchasing & Facilities Manager
Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office Mr. Terrence Feeney CPPO Chief Procurement Officer
Pasco County Board of County Commissioners Mrs. Carrie Roberts NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M. Purchasing Director
Pima County Ms. Terri  Spencer CPM Procurement Director
Pima County Community College District Mr. Terryl Robinson NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA Director of Procurement & Payment Services
Placer County Mr. Brett Wood CPPO, CPPB, PMP Purchasing Manager
San Bernardino County

Mr. Pete Mendoza

  Interim Director of Purchasing
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Ms. Jana Vargas   Director, Procurement & Contract Services
San Diego County Water Authority  Jackie Carmona   Administrative Services Manager
San Diego Housing Commission Debra Fischle-Faulk   Sr. Vice President, Compliance & Equity Assurance
San Jacinto Community College District Mr. Damon Harris CPPO, CPPB Chief Procurement Officer 
San Joaquin County Mr. Prabh Kochar   Deputy Director of Purchasing
San Mateo County Transit District Mr. Kevin Yin   Director of Contracts and Procurement 
Santa Clarita Community College District Mrs. April Marin   Executive Director, Contract, Procurement, and Risk Management Services
Sarasota County Government Jennifer Slusarz CPPO, CPPB Procurement Official
Seminole County Purchasing and Contracts Division Mrs. Diane Reed CPPO, CPPB Purchasing and Contracts Division Manager
Snohomish County Nathan Kennedy   Director of Finance
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District Ken Hendricks CPPO, CPPB Procurement Manager
Sourcewell Mr. Jeremy Schwartz CSSBB, CPPO, NIGP-CPP  Director of Operations – Chief Operating and Procurement Officer
Spring Branch Independent School District Brandi Pittman   Assistant Director of Procurement Services 
Spring Independent School District Mr. Phillip Ellison C.P.M., CPSM, CPPO Executive Director, Procurement Services
State of Delaware, Government Support Services Mr. Peter Korolyk   Government Support Services, Director
Tacoma School District Ms. Cheri Estrada CPPO, CBBP, NIGP-CPP Director
Tarrant County Melissa Lee  C.P.M., A.P.P. Purchasing Agent
Tarrant Regional Water District Mr. David Owen   Purchasing Manager
Texas Health and Human Services Commission Ms. Rebecca Martinka CTCD, CTCM Associate Commissioner of Procurement
Texas Southmost College Mrs. Patricia Saldivar   Director of Purchasing
Texas Tech University Mrs. Jennifer Adling   Chief Procurement Officer
The City of Red Deer Shelly Flahr CPPO, CPPB, SCMP Corporate Lead - Procurement and Risk Management
The Collin County Purchasing Department Michelle  Charnoski   Purchasing Agent 
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Ben Calmes   Unit Manager, Contracting Services
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Mrs. Lillian  Valenti   Chief Procurement Officer
Town of Davie Mr. Brian O'Connor C.P.M. Procurement Manager
Town of Little Elm Mrs. Rebecca  Hunter CPPB Purchasing Manager
Town of Palm Beach Mr. Dean Mealy, II NIGP-CPP, CPPO Procurement and Contracts Manager
University Health Network Mr. Hugh Amiel Mr. Director
University of Florida Nicola Heredia   Procurement Director
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mrs. Sharrie Mayden C.P.M. Executive Director of Purchasing & Contracts
Village of Wellington Mrs. Danielle Zembrzuski NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Purchasing Manager
Virginia Beach City Public Schools Carla Smith CPPO, CPPB Director of Procurement
WaterOne Mr. Michael Tripp C.P.M., CPPB Manager - Procurement & Inventory Control
West Basin Municipal Water District Ms. Joanna Garcia-Singleton MBA, CPPB Contracts Administrator II
Williamson County Ms. Joy  Simonton MPA, CPPO Purchasing Agent

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