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2002 AEP Award Recipients

The seventh annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement awards were presented in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the National Purchasing Institute's (NPI) conference in October 2002.  The award was also presented in Monterey, CA, at the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers' (CAPPO) conference in January 2003.


Award winners at the NPI Conference, Albuquerque
Photo by Tammy Ma

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement awards for 2002 were earned by the following jurisdictions:

  • Allegheny County, PA - Thomas E.Youngs, Jr., C.P.M., Chief Purchasing Officer
  • City of Allen, TX - Herbert Miller, Jr., CPPO, Purchasing Agent
  • City of Battle Creek, MI - Renee Marsh, C.P.M., CPPO, Purchasing Agent
  • Broward County, FL - Glenn R. Cummings, CPPO, Director, Purchasing Division
  • California State Univeristy Long Beach, CA - Charles W. Hughes, Director of Procurement & Support Services
  • City of Chula Vista, CA - John P. Coggins, C.P.M., Purchasing Agent
  • University of Cincinnati, OH - Thomas B. Guerin, Assistant Vice President, Administrative & Business Services
  • Clark County School District, NV - Bramby Tollen, Director, Purchasing and Warehousing
  • City of College Station, TX - Cheryl K. Turney, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager
  • City of Costa Mesa, CA - Cynthya West, CPPB, Purchasing Supervisor
  • City of Culver City, CA - Margarita Lee, Purchasing Officer
  • City of Dallas, TX - Mark Duebner, Purchasing Agent
  • Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX - John Wesley White, VP, Procurement & Materials Management
  • City of Denton, TX - Tom D. Shaw, C.P.M., A.P.P., Purchasing Agent
  • Denton County, TX - Beth D. Fleming, C.P.M., A.P.P., Director of Purchasing
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District, CA - Paul R. Ghere, Manager of Purchasing
  • City of Edmonton, AB, Canada - Gerald Goodall, Director, Materials Management Division, Corporate Services Department
  • Escambia County, FL - Joe F. Pillitary, Jr., CPPB, CPPO, Purchasing Manager
  • Town of Flower Mound, TX - Melanie Harden, C.P.M., Director of Purchasing & General Services
  • Fulton County, GA - Jerome Noble, Director of Purchasing
  • Fulton County Schools, GA - Wilma A. Gibb-Matthews, Purchasing Agent
  • City of Garland, TX - Carol Cooper, C.P.M., Director, Material Management
  • State of Georgia, GA - Debra Blount, State Procurement Administrator (Acting)
  • Georgia Technology Authority, GA - Mike McClearn, Director, Acquisition Mmgt. Office, GA Technology Authority
  • City of Grapevine, TX - Shirley Waccary, Assistant Purchasing Agent
  • Gwinnett County, GA - Debra B. Green, CPPB, CPPO, Purchasing Director
  • Harris County, TX - Jack R. McCown, Purchasing Agent
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency, CA - Cameron B. Langner, Manager of General Services
  • Irvine Ranch Water District, CA - Patricia Huntington, Purchasing Manager
  • Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, NV - Craig A. Rowley, C.P.M., Director of Materials Management and Contract Administration
  • City of Lewisville, TX - Amy Feille, Purchasing Agent
  • Los Angeles County, CA - Joe Sandoval, Purchasing Division Manager
  • Loudoun County, VA - Tina M. Borger, CPPO, Purchasing Agent, Purchasing and Support Services
  • Maricopa County, AZ - Walter Weglarz, CPPB, Assistant Materials Management Director
  • City of Miramar, FL - Carlos A. Vilches, C.P.M., CPCM, CPPO, Manager, Procurement Division
  • City of Mountain View, CA - Jim Williamson, Administrative Services Manager
  • City of Naperville, IL - Michael E. Bevis, C.P.M., CPPO, Purchasing Manager
  • City of Orange, CA - Glenn Kaye, C.P.M., Purchasing Officer
  • Orange County, FL - Johnny M. Richardson, CPPO, CACM, Manager, Purchasing and Contracts Division
  • Orange County Sanitation District, CA - Chris Maher, Contract/Purchasing Buyer
  • Orange County Water District, CA - Jeffrey A. Klein, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager
  • City of Peoria, AZ - Herman Koebergen, Materials Manager
  • City of Plano, TX - Mike Ryan, Purchasing Manager
  • Polk Community College, FL - Wendy Geltch, C.P.M., CPPO, Purchasing Agent
  • City of Richardson, TX - Pam Kirkland, CPPO, CPPB, Purchasing Manager
  • Richland/Lexington Airport District, SC - Dave Thomas, CPPB, Procurement Manager
  • City of Richmond,VA - Sundra Cecil-Johnson, Director of Procurement Services
  • County of Sacramento, CA - Brian Chin, Purchasing Agent
  • Salt Lake City, UT - Tracey K. Stevens, C.P.M., CPPB, Chief Procurement Officer
  • Salt Lake County, UT - Richard L. Chamberlain, C.P.M., Division Director
  • City of San Antonio, TX - Janie B. Cantu, C.P.M., Director, Purchasing & General Services Department
  • County of San Bernardino, CA - Aurelio W. De La Torre, Purchasing Director
  • City of San Diego, CA - Linda Baldwin, Purchasing Agent
  • County of San Diego, CA - Winston F. McColl, Director, Purchasing and Contracting
  • City of Scottsdale, AZ - Monroe C. Warren, Purchasing Director
  • Seminole County, FL - Ray Hooper, CPCM, Purchasing & Contracts Manager
  • City of Sparks, NV - Frank D. Rothwell, Purchasing/Contracts Manager
  • City of Sugar Land, TX - Patrick Dupuy, C.P.M., Administrative Manager
  • City of Sunnyvale, CA - Elaine Wesely, C.P.M., Purchasing Officer
  • Tarrant County, TX - Jack Beacham, C.P.M., A.P.P., Purchasing Agent
  • City of Tempe, AZ - Ron Gauthier, CPPO, Central Services Administrator
  • City of Temple, TX - Amy M. Olson, CPPB, Director of Purchasing
  • University of Texas, TX - Vikki Foster Ross, Purchasing Manager
  • City of Tucson, AZ - Wayne A. Casper, C.P.M., Director of Procurement
  • Turlock Irrigation District, CA - Karen J. Meade, C.P.M., Materials Management Department Manager
  • City of University Park, TX - Christine Green, C.P.M., A.P.P., Purchasing Agent
  • County of Ventura, CA - Paul Sheehan, C.P.M., Purchasing Agent
  • Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, VA - Debra C. Corley, Procurement Manager
  • City of Visalia, CA - Tammy Nelson, Purchasing Agent
  • Washoe County, NV - John L. Balentine, C.P.M., CPP, Purchasing and Contracts Administrator
  • Washoe County School District, NV - Linda McKeand, Purchasing Supervisor
  • Village of Wellington, FL - Stu Beebe, C.P.M., A.P.P., Purchasing & Contracts Manager
  • University of West Florida, FL - David O'Brien, C.P.M., Purchasing Director
  • City of Wichita, KS - Melinda A. Walker, Purchasing Manager
  • Williamson County, TX - Robert E. Space, Purchasing Director