2022 AEP Award Recipients 172 Successful Applicants




OrganizationProcurement OfficialCredentialsTitle
Ada County Mrs. Alyssa Ellington NIGP-CPP, CPPB Procurement Supervisor
Alpine School District Mr. Kraig Brinkerhoff J.D. Director of Purchasing
Anne Arundle County Public Schools Ms. Mary Jo Childs, Esq.  CPPO, CPCM Supervisor of Purchasing
Arizona State University Mrs. Siria Belcher  
Atlanta Housing Mr. Albert Murillo J.D. Senior Vice President- Contracts & Procurement
Baltimore County Public Schools Mrs. Melanie Webster CPPB, CPPO, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Manager
Brevard Public Schools Mrs. Kristine Rodriguez MBA, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Director of Procurement & Distribution Services
Cal Poly University Mr. Darin Matthews CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M., NIGP-CPP Executive Director/CPO
Central Arizona Project Mr. Doug Nicholson  
City of Airdrie Jelena Maric CPPO Procurement Manager
City of Allen Ellen Ataie CPPB, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Manager
City of Austin Mr. James Scarboro CPPO, CPSM, CPCM Chief Procurement Officer
City of Banning Nicole Jews   Purchasing Manager
City of Brownsville Dr. Antonio L. Caldwell  DBA-EBM Procurement and Contract Manager
City of Burleson Mr. Justin  Scharnhorst   Purchasing Manager
City of Celina Dawn Berry CPPB, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Director
City of Chandler Christina Pryor CPPO Purchasing and Materials Manager
City of Coral Gables Mrs. Celeste Walker-Harmon CPSM, CPPO, NIGP-CPP Chief Procurement Officer
City of Corinth Cindy Troyer C.P.M., A.P.P Purchasing Agent
City of Denton Ms. Laura  Behrens   Assistant Director of Procurement
City of El Paso Ms. Claudia Garcia CPPO Interim Purchasing Director
City of Fort Lauderdale Mr. Glenn Marcos CPPO, CPPB, FCPM, FCPA Chief Procurement Officer/Assistant Finance Director-Procurement & Contracts 
City of Frisco Mr. Daniel Ford   Director of Administrative Services
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 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 Ms. Tracey Ogurek CPPO Purchasing Manager
City of Longmont Ms. Valerie Scott NIGP-CPP, CPPB Purchasing & Contracts Manager
City Of Marco Island Ms. Lina Upham CPPB Purchasing and Risk Manager/Deputy City Clerk
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 Milpitas Mr. Chris Schroeder C.P.M., A.P.P. Purchasing Agent
City of Miramar Mrs. Alicia Ayum CPPB Procurement Director
City of Modesto Mrs. Cynthia Kline   Purchasing Manager
City of Moreno Valley Felicia  London   Purchasing and Sustainability Division Manager
City of Mountain View Ms. Ann Mehta CPPO, C.P.M. Purchasing & Support Services Manager
City of Naples Mr. Gerald (Jed) Secory MBA/CPPO/CPM Purchasing & Contracts Manager
City of Norfolk Mr. Michael  Bevis JD, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M., CJP Chief Procurement Officer
City of Orlando David Billingsley CPSM, C.P.M. Chief Procurement Officer
City of Palm Beach Gardens Mr. Km! Ra - CPSM, C.P.M., CPPO, CPPB, CAP, OM, CPCP, FCCM, PMP Purchasing and Contracts Director
City of Plano Mrs. Kellie Pendleton CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Manager
City of Pompano Beach Ms. Carla R. Byrd CPPO, CPPB, JD, MBA General Services Director
City of Portland Luu  Huynh   Administrative Specialist
City of Redlands Ms. Dana Abramovitz-Daniel  
City of Richardson Ally Dobbins   Purchasing Manager
City of Riverside Mrs. Jennifer McCoy CPPO Purchasing Manager
City of Rosenberg Mr. Blake Skiles NIGP-CPP, CPPB, CPPM, CPP, CPC Purchasing Manager
City of Roswell Mr. Greg Anderson MPA, CPP, CPPO Purchasing Manager
City of Round Rock Texas Mr. David Carter Certified Texas Contract Manager Purchasing Manager
City of San Antonio Mr. Troy Elliott CPA Chief Procurement Official & Deputy Chief Financial Officer
City of San José  Jennifer Cheng   Deputy Director
City of Santa Clarita Mr. Andrew Adams   Purchasing & Risk Administrator
City of Sarasota Mr. Carlos Marmolejos C.P.M. Acting Purchasing General Manager
City of Southlake Mr. Tim Slifka CPPO, CPPB Purchasing Manager
City of Sunnyvale Mr. Gregory Card CPPO Purchasing Officer
City of Tampa Gregory K Spearman CPPO, NIGP-CPP Director
City of Tempe LISA GOODMAN NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Procurement Officer
City of Tucson Mr. Nathan Daou   Procurement Administrator
City of Wentzville Alice Winkelman CPPB, NIGP-CPP Procurement Manager
City of Wichita Mrs. Melinda Walker   Purchasing Manager
Clark County School District Mr. Steve Staggs C.P.M. Director, Purchasing
Clayton County Board of Commissioners Ms. Carol J. Rogers CPPO, GCPA, CCA Purchasing Agent/Director of Central Services
Cleveland Metroparks Mr. Charlie Rosol CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Director of Procurement
Cobb County School District Ms. Barbara Bates NIGP-CPP CPPB Director Procurement Services
Collier County Government Ms. Sandra Herrera CPPO, CPPB, ACP, CPM Procurement Director
Collin County Community College District Cindy White CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Director of Purchasing
Collin County, TX Michelle Charnoski   Purchasing Agent
County of El Dorado Michele Weimer   Procurement & Contracts Manager
County of El Paso Ms. Karen Davidson MPA, CTCM Purchasing Agent
County of Loudoun, Virginia Ms. Cheryl Middleton CPPB, NIGP-CPP Asst Director/Purchasing Agent
County of Orange Ms. Maria Agrusa MBA County Procurement Officer
County of Placer Mr. Brett Wood CPPO, CPPB, PMP Purchasing Manager
County of Riverside  Mrs. Sarah  Franco    Director of Purchasing & Fleet Services
County of Sacramento Mr. Craig Rader NIGP-CPP, CPPB, CPPO Purchasing Agent
County of San Diego  Mr. John Pellegrino NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPCM Director, Purchasing and Contracting
County of San Mateo Ms. Jas Sandhar MBA County Procurement Manager
County of Santa Clara Mr. Gene Clark CPPO, C.P.M. Chief Procurement Officer
County of Ventura Mr. Cliff Chroust CPPO Purchasing Agent
County of Volusia Ms. Pam Wilsky NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Director Of Purchasing & Contracts
Dallas Area Rapid Transit Mr. Brad Cummings   Vice President- Procurement
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport Board Mr. Bruce D. Collins CPPO Vice President, Procurement & Materials Mgt.
Davis School District Lori  Peterson NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M. Director of Purchasing
DCTA Mrs. Athena Forrester CPPO, CPPB AVP of Regulatory Compliance
Defence Construction Canada Melanie Pouliot   National Director, Contract Services
Denton County Mr. Scott  Arledge CPPB, CPPO Director of Purchasing
Fairfax County Public Schools Mrs. Michelle Pratt CPPB Director
Florida State University Ms. Rosey Murton CPPO Chief Procurement Officer
Foothill Transit Mr. Christopher Pieper   Director of Procurement
Frederick County Public Schools Mr. Willis Meekins CPPB, CPPO, NIGP-CPP, CSBO, CPCP Purchasing Manager
Fulton County Government Ms. Felicia Strong-Whitaker CPPO, MCA Chief Purchasing Agent
Georgia Department of Transporation Ms. Mary Zirock CPPB, GCPA Assistant Chief Procurement Officer - Operations
Georgia Technology Authority Ms. 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
Granite School District Mr. Jared Gardner C.P.M. Purchasing Director
Gregg County Mrs. Kelli Davis CPPB, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Agent
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Mrs. Holly Cafferata CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Director
Gwinnett County Public Schools Mr. Kevin Kriews NIGP-CPP Director of Purchasing & Property Management
Harris County Department of Education Mrs. Kendra Jackson   Director of Purchasing
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Mr. Matt Bauer CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, NIGP-CPP Vice President of Procurement
Howard County, Maryland Mr. Dean Hof CPPO, NIGP-CPP Purchasing Administrator
Iowa State University Procurement Services Mr. Cory  Harms   Director of Procurement Services
Johnson County Kansas Government Mrs. Robin Lynes CPPB, CPPO Purchasing Manager
Johnson County Purchasing Department Mr. Ralph McBroom CPM Purchasing Agent
La Joya Independent School District Ms. Sylvia G.  Zapata CPPO, RTSBA Executive Director of Purchasing & Warehouse Operations
Lansing Community College Mrs. Samantha  Gallimore MPA, CPPB Purchasing Director
Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority Jennifer Curry-Eke   Sr. Director of Purchasing & Risk Management
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 Procurement Officer
Mathematica Inc Mr. Chris Buchanan   Director of Procurement
McAllen ISD Ms. Alejandra Gonzalez   Director of Purchasing Services
Miami-Dade County Dr. Lydia Osborne Ph.D, CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP Director, Strategic Procurement Division
Mohave County Ms. Tara Acton CPPB Director of Procurement and Central Services
Montgomery County Mr. Avinash Shetty   Director, Office of Procurement
Mt. San Antonio College Mrs. Angelic Davis MPA, CPPO, NIGP-CPP Director of Purchasing, Printing and Mail Services
Muscogee County School District Mr. Edwin  Joseph   Director of Purchasing and Supply Management

Norfolk Public Schools

Mrs. Carol Robinson CPM, CPPO, MBA, PMP, VCO Sr. Director 
North Texas Municipal Water District Ms. Nicole Mucha MA, CPSM, CPPO Purchasing Manager
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District Ms. Jacqueline Williams Certified Public Procurement Officer Manager of Procurement Services
New York City Housing Authority Sergio Paneque   Chief Procurement Officer
NYS Office of General Services Mr. Sean Carroll CPPO, NIGP-CPP Chief Procurement Officer
Orange County Fire Authority Sara Kennedy CPPB Purchasing Division Manager
Orange County Public Schools    
Orange County Sanitation District Ms. Ruth Zintzun   Purchasing and Contracts Manager
Orange County Transportation Authority Ms. Pia Veesapen   Director, CAMM
Orange County, Florida Mrs. Carrie Mathes MPA, CFCM, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Procurement Manager
Otay Water District Mr. Kent Payne CPSM Purchasing & Facilities Manager
Pima County Ms. Terri Spencer C.P.M. Procurement Director
Pima County Community College District. Mr. Terry Robinson NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, MBA Director of Procurement & Payment Services
Pinellas County Purchasing and Risk Management Ms. Merry Celeste CPPB, CPM Division Director
Salt Lake Community College Mr. Brandon Thomas CPPO, NIGP-CPP, PPPCI Director of Purchasing & Accounts Payable
San Bernardino County Mr. Pete Mendoza   Interim Director of Purchasing
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority Jana Vargas   Director, Procurement and 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 Mrs. Ann Kokx-Templet CPPO, CPPB Chief Procurement Officer
San Jacinto River Authority Mr. Justin Ford CPPB Procurement Manager
San Joaquin County Mr. Johnnie Terry NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB Director of Purchasing
San Mateo County Transit District Mr. Kevin Yin NIGP-CPP, CPPB  Director of Contracts and Procurement 
Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Ms. Carolyn Gonot   General Manager
Santa Clarita Community College District Ms. April Graham   Executive Director, Contract, Procurement, and Risk Management Services
Sarasota County Government Jennifer Slusarz CPPO, CPPB Procurement Official
Seminole County BOCC Mrs. Diane Reed CPPO, CPPB  Purchasing and Contracts Manager
Snohomish County Mrs. Bramby Tollen CPSD, CPSM, CPPO Purchasing Manager
Sourcewell Mr. Jeremy Schwartz CSSB, CPPO Director of Operations – Chief Operating and Procurement Officer
Spring Branch Independent School District Mr. Richard  Gay CPPO, RSBO, RTSBA Director of Procurement Services 
Spring Independent School District Mr. Phillip Ellison MBA, CPSM, C.P.M., RTSBA, CPPO Executive Director, Procurement Services
State of Delaware Peter Korolyk   Director
Tacoma School District Cheri Estrada  CPPO, CPPB, NIGP-CPP, L6σ+GB Director of Purchasing/Warehouse
Tarrant County Mr. B. Glen Whitley County Judge Tarrant County
Tarrant Regional Water District Mr. Frank  Garcia   Buyer 1
Texas Southmost College Ms. Patricia G. Saldivar MBA, CTCM Director of Purchasing
Texas Tech University Mrs. Noel Sloan   Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance
The Corporation of City of Vaughan Ms. Mary  DiGiovanni CPPB, CMMII

Procurement Manager, Business Support & Supplier Relations

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Ms. Lillian Valenti   Chief Procurement Officer
Town of Davie Mr. Brian K. O'Connor CPM Procurement Manager
Town of Little Elm Mrs. Rebecca Hunter CPPB Purchasing Manager
Town of Palm Beach Mr. Dean Mealy, II NIGP-CPP, CPPO Town Purchasing Manager
Travis County Mrs. Bonnie Floyd MBA, CPPO, CPPB Purchasing Agent
University Health Network Mr. Hugh Amiel   Director
University of Florida Lisa Deal   Chief Procurement Officer
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Ms. 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 J. Kevin Beardsley  CPPB, CPPO Director of Purchasing
Washoe County School District Andrea  Sullivan CPSM, CPIM Director of Procurement & Contracts
WaterOne Mr. Michael  Tripp C.P.M., CPPB Manager - Procurement & Inventory Control
West Basin Municipal Water District Ms. Margaret Moggia   Executive Manager of Finance
Williamson County  Joy  Simonton MPA, CPPO Purchasing Agent

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