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Senior Buyer
Spokane County
1211 W Gardner Ave Fl 2
Spokane, WA 99260-0260
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Mr. Victor Leamer, CPPB

With over 30 years of public procurement experience at the county, state department, and state-wide levels, Leamer is currently the Senior Buyer with Spokane County in Washington. Victor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism from Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) in 1985 and the Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) designation in 2009. Victor teaches Developing and Managing Requests for Proposals (in-person/online) and the Core Certificate: Foundations in Strategy and Policy for NIGP (virtual) and has presented NIGP webinars on protests, evaluating responsiveness in bids, and contract price adjustments. Victor also serves on NIGP's Talent Council (2021) and the Content Management Committee (formerly Knowledge Management Committee) since 2015 and is a founding member/former Vice President of the Alaska/Hawaii Governmental Procurement Association NIGP Chapter.
Arlington County
5998 Grand Pavilion Way
Alexandria, VA 22303-2258
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Dr. Sharon T. Lewis, CPPB, M.P.S., M.A., VCO

Professional Certification(s) obtained:
CPPB, VCO, C.P.M.

Experience:
Purchasing Manager, City of Roanoke, VA
12 years experience local government, Higher Education procurement
17 years private purchasing
Board of Directors, Virginia Minority Supplier Development Council (VMSDC)

Education:
Associate - Strayer University Acquisition & Contracts Mgmt Bachelors - Strayer University - Business, with a Major in Acquisition & Contracts Mgmt, Minor in Legal Studies Masters in progress - George Washington University School of Law - Masters in Paralegal Studies (M.P.S.)

On the Faculty of:
Contract Administration
CPPB Prep
Introduction to Public Procurement
Developing and Managing Request for Proposals

Executive Director/Chief Procurement Officer
California State Polytechnic University
7500 W Lake Mead Blvd
9285
Las Vegas, NV 89128
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Mr. Darin L. Matthews, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, C.P.M., FNIGP

Mr. Darin L. Matthews, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, FNIGP, C.P.M. Darin currently serves as a director for Negometrix USA, a leading e-procurement provider, and is also Chair of the Procurement & Supply Chain Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has thirty years of procurement management experience in state and local government, higher education, and private industry. Darin speaks throughout the world on a variety of procurement topics, and his writings have been featured in Inside Supply Management, Government Procurement, Inside Supply Management, The Public Manager and The Journal of Public Procurement. His books include Warehousing and Inventory Control, Logistics and Transportation, and Effective Supply Management Performance. He has served on the faculty at numerous universities including Florida Atlantic University, University of Illinois, Portland State University, and Cal-Berkeley. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Political Science and Master degrees in Acquisition Management and Education/Technology. Darin is a certified instructor for NIGP and served as their President in 2007. He has also served as a board member of the Universal Public Procurement Certification Council and the Public Procurement Research Center at Florida Atlantic University. In 2020 Darin began serving as host of the podcast, They Evolution of Procurement, which is available on Spotify, Apple, and Google. On the Faculty of: Adding Value to the Procurement Process Alternative Dispute Resolution Contracting for Construction Services Logistics and Transportation Planning, Scheduling and Requirements Analysis Protests: Managing Options for Positive Results Warehousing and Inventory Control
Assistant State Court Administrator, Operations
Maryland Judiciary
187 Harry S Truman Pkwy Fl 4
Annapolis, MD 21401-7636
Phone: 410-260-1594
Fax: 410-333-7022
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Danny Mays, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPSM, CPSD, CPPB

Danny Mays, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB, CPSM, CPSD is a seasoned public procurement professional dedicated to ensuring an efficient, transparent, and accessible process for all stakeholders, while maintaining a focus on integrity, honesty, and optimal customer service. In this role with NIGP, he looks forward to the opportunity to leverage his experience to help others reach their full potential. In his current role as Director of Procurement for the Maryland Judiciary, Danny is responsible for managing all procurements across the entire judicial branch, including establishing and maintaining a portfolio of master contracts for use across the judicial branch and beyond. He also administers all grants and memoranda of understanding. In this role, Danny has demonstrable experience with policy writing, streamlining processes and procedures, developing and delivering training, establishing standard templates, implementing emerging technologies and overall organizational transformation.
Procurement Director
Knoxville's Community Development Corp - The Public Housing & Redevelopment Authority
901 N Broadway St
Knoxville, TN 37917-6663
Phone: 865-403-1133 ext: 1134
Fax: 865-594-8858
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Mr. Terry L. McKee, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, C.P.M. CPCP, CPPB, MPA

Terry has 35 years’ experience in public procurement including Knox County, Knox County Schools and at Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation-the Public Housing Authority and Redevelopment Authority for the City of Knoxville. He has also served on NIGP’s consulting team since its inception in 1995 and has provided consulting services around the nation and in Canada. Terry holds a bachelors’ degree from Alderson Broaddus University (Education and Political Science) and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. In 2020 Terry was named a “Fellow” of UT’s MPPA program for his contributions to public administration and to the MPPA program. Terry has numerous professional certifications including CPPB, CPPO, CPM, CPCP and NIGP-CPP. Terry is a member of two chapters: ETPA and TAPP and has served ETPA as president and on various committees. Terry has served TAPP on various committees including as Chair of the Legislative Committee. Terry has served on numerous NIGP committees including Accreditation (Vice Chair), Research, Knowledge, Mentoring as well as service on various Global Best Practices and other ad hoc committees. Terry served as a subject matter expert on two NIGP’s courses: Using Federal Grant Funds and the Introduction to Procurement. Terry is also a co-chair of TAHRA’s (Tennessee Association of Public Housing & Redevelopment Authorities) Procurement committee. Terry has authored and/or been quoted in numerous procurement related magazine articles through the years. Additionally, Terry has spoken at dozens of events (Chapter meetings, NIGP Headliner Events, Forum sessions and a plethora of other procurement related events). Terry has earned several recognitions including ETPA’s Purchasing Professional of the Year in 1993 and Purchasing Manager of the Year in 2016. He received NIGP’s “Spirit of NIGP” award in 2013. He was awarded NIGP’s “Purchasing Manager of the Year” honor in 2017. In 2022, Terry earned NIGP’s second highest honor-the Distinguished Services award. Terry resides in Rockford Tennessee with his wife, of 39 years, Nancy.
Retired Members
1700 Waterford Dr
#201
Vero Beach, FL 32966-8084
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Mr. David E. Nash, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

David Nash retired as a Chief Warrant Officer Three from the United States Army in 1988 after 20 years of service in inventory management. In 2007, he retired from the City of Fort Lauderdale after 18 years of service in warehousing and procurement. David holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Business Administration. He was the last President of the Governmental Purchasing Association of Southeast Florida, having successfully led a merger with the SE Florida Chapter of NIGP in 2001. He was also the President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials in 2006-2007. David was presented with FAPPO’s George H. Wolf Distinguished Service Award in 2010. In 2014, he was presented with FAPPO’s Educator of the Year Award. In 2019, he was presented with his second George H. Wolf Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to FAPPO during 25 years of membership. David is a certified instructor for NIGP and from 2010 to 2013 he served on the Evaluation Committee for the National Procurement Institute’s Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award. Since creating the online “Question of the Day” in 2007, he has helped thousands of procurement professionals prepare for their CPPB, CPPO and NIGP-CPP exams. For this contribution, he was presented with the "Spirit of NIGP Award" at the NIGP Forum in 2013. For his overall contributions to the procurement profession, he was presented with NIGP’s Distinguished Service Award at the 2018 Forum in Nashville, TN. David previously served as a Chapter Ambassador for NIGP in Area 5 for 4-1/2 years and currently serves on the Mentorship Committee and Radio-NIGP.
3380 Red Ash Cir
Oviedo, FL 32766-8103
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Mrs. Cheryl L. Olson, CPPO, C.P.M., MBA, CPM

Cheryl has been the Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services for The School District of Seminole County, Florida since August 2014. She has over 31 years of public procurement management experience, which spans Federal contracts/grants, centralized school districts, county governments, and related activities. In addition, she has over five years of experience in the private sector financial and technology areas. Cheryl obtained a Business Administration Degree from William Jennings Bryan College in 1981, a Certified Public Manager designation in 2001, her Lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager designation in 2007, the Florida Certified Contract Negotiator designation in 2008, the Certified Public Purchasing Officer designation in 2009, and her MBA in Public Administration in 2014. Cheryl served as President of the Florida Association of Public Procurement Officials (FAPPO) in 1999 and President of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing (NIGP) from 2004 through 2006. She currently serves as Parliamentarian for the Central Florida Chapter of NIGP, and as the Appointments Chair and Board Member for FAPPO. Cheryl has a passion for procurement and understands the value of training and mentoring others who have a desire to learn and grow in this exciting profession. Her goal is to look for ways to offer continuous process improvements for her agency and to engage her staff in the adventure. Cheryl was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. Her Special Interests/Hobbies include: scuba diving/snorkeling, travel, physical fitness/health and raising three miniature dachshunds.
257 S 47th St
Springfield, OR 97478-6627
Phone: 541-744-0766

Mr. Edward Pabor, CPPO, C.P.M., CDT

Ed Pabor has over 28 years of professional procurement background, in aerospace, semiconductor manufacturing, operations manager, pulp & paper, equipment manufacturing, overseas electronic manufacturing, and of course Public Procurement; retiring after 10 years with the City of Eugene, Oregon. At his position for the City of Eugene, Ed supervised 2 buyers, and managed Inventory & Warehouse operations, Logistics & Transportation, solicitations including RFPs, RFQs, ITBs, and sole source agreements, for Public Improvements, Capital Equipment, and professional services. Ed also administered/managed many of the contracts for chemicals, commodities, and QRF services. Ed is well versed in contract law and public procurement best practices, and his experience in international trade has helped hone his excellent negotiation skills.

Ed believes that working within the parameters of Purchasing Law, and being a good steward of public funds are the main priorities in Public Procurement. Particular areas of expertise and focus are Supplier Management, Commodity Management, and Contract Administration.

Ed is also a Master Instructor for the National Institute of Governmental Procurement (NIGP) and lectures for other international purchasing bodies. He teaches the following courses; Contracting for Construction Services, Legal Aspects of Public Purchasing, Logistics & Transportation, Introduction to Public Procurement, Strategic Procurement Planning, Warehouse & Inventory Control, CPPB & CPPO preparation.

4953 Citrine Ave
Apt 103
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
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Mr. Russell M. Pankey, NIGP-CPP, CPPO, CPPB

Russ Pankey is a retired procurement practitioner with 40 years of experience: 15 years of experience in the private sector and 25 years of experience in the public sector. Russ holds Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Education degrees. His public sector experience has been with four different cities. Russ is a member of the Missouri Association of Public Purchasing, MO KAN Council of Purchasing, and Virginia Association of Governmental Purchasing. He’s been a member of NIGP since 1999, serving on multiple committees, six years on the NIGP Talent Council, and is currently a Chapter Ambassador at Large. Russ feels he owes it to the profession to give back to others for the experience and knowledge he has gained over the years. Russ was married 45 years to his late wife, and he has a daughter, a son who is married and gave him two wonderful grandsons. He enjoys many activities including music, playing piano, and cooking in his kitchen/lab.
Procurement Services Manager
Osceola County
1 Courthouse Sq Ste 2300
Kissimmee, FL 34741-5440
Phone: 407-742-0929
Fax: 407-742-0901
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Mr. Ted Phillips, NIGP-CPP, CPPO; CPPB

Ted has more than thirty-three years of extensive experience in local government procurement within Florida. His expertise spans diverse areas such as procuring general goods, services, technology, vertical and horizontal construction, debris management, and monitoring, among others. Notably, Ted actively contributes to Emergency Management and possesses an amateur radio license. As a Procurement Supervisor, Ted has been deeply engaged in federal compliance, predating the implementation of 2 C.F.R. Part 200. His proficiency extends across various facets of federal grant compliance, encompassing FEMA Stafford Act and Mitigation, HUD (including CDBG, CDBD-MIT, and CDBG-DR), US Department of Commerce (including EDA), FHWA, USDA funding projects, including NRCS. He holds a degree in Business Administration with concentrations in Computer Science and Financial Management from Florida Southern College. Ted's credentials include CPPB, CPPO, and NIGP-CPP certifications, alongside being a Florida Certified Public Manager.
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