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2003 AEP Award Recipients

The eighth annual Achievement of Excellence in Procurement awards were presented in Austin, Texas, at the National Purchasing Institute's (NPI) conference in October, 2003.  The award was also presented at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA, at the California Association of Public Purchasing Officers' (CAPPO) conference in January 2004.


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

The Achievement of Excellence in Procurement awards for 2003 were earned by the following jurisdictions:

  • State of Alaska, AK - Walt Harvey, Contracting Manager
  • Allegheny County, PA - Thomas E.Youngs, Jr., C.P.M., Chief Purchasing Officer
  • City of Allen, TX - Herbert Miller, Jr., CPPO, Purchasing Manager
  • City of Anaheim, CA - Carole A. Ayuso, Purchasing Agent
  • State of Arizona, AZ - John O. Adler, CPPO, State Procurement Administrator
  • Broward County, FL - Glenn R. Cummings, CPPO, Purchasing Director
  • County of Bucks, PA - William Lyle, P.E., A.P.P., Purchasing Director
  • California State University Long Beach, CA - Charles W. Hughes, Director of Procurement
  • 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
  • Collin County, TX - Franklin Ybarbo, Director of Purchasing
  • City of Costa Mesa, CA - Cynthya West, CPPB, Purchasing Supervisor
  • 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
  • Eastern Municipal Water District, CA - Daniel T. Howell, Director of Purchasing & Contracts
  • City of Edmonton, AB, Canada - Gerald Goodall, Director, Materials Management Division
  • 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 - Kelvin L. Walton, CPPB, Chief Assitant Purchasing Agent
  • Fulton County Schools, GA - Wilma A. Gibb-Matthews, Director of Purchasing Services
  • City of Garland, TX - Carol Cooper, C.P.M., Director, Material Management
  • State of Georgia, GA - Debra Blount, State Procurement Administrator
  • Georgia Technology Authority, GA - Mike McClearn, Director, Acquisition Management Office
  • City of Grand Prairie, TX - Marty Davis, Purchasing Manager
  • Gwinnett County, GA - Debra B. Green, CPPB, CPPO, Purchasing Director
  • Harris County, TX - Jack R. McCown, C.P.M., Purchasing Agent
  • Inland Empire Utilities Agency, CA - Cameron B. Langner, Manager of Contracts, Procurement, and Facilities Management
  • Irvine Ranch Water District, CA - Patricia Huntington, Purchasing Manager
  • County of Kern, CA - Dee Johnston, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager
  • Lansing Community College, MI - Rebecca G. Beard, Director, Purchasing and Materials Management
  • 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
  • City of Lompoc, CA - Ray Ambler, C.P.M., Purchasing & Materials Manager
  • Los Angeles County ISD, CA - Kala Hanno, Principal Purchasing and Contracts Analyst
  • Loudoun County, VA - Tina M. Bowers, Purchasing Agent, Manager of Purchasing and Support Services
  • City of Mesquite, TX - Michele Brand, Manager of Purchasing/ Telecommunications
  • Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, CA - Michael J. Kolodisner, Manager, Contracting Services Unit
  • City of Miramar, FL - Carlos A. Vilches, C.P.M., CPCM, CPPO, Procurement Manager
  • Mohave Educational Services Cooperative, AZ - Tom Peeler, Purchasing Director
  • Montgomery County, TX - Carolyn Hooper, Assistant Purchasing Agent
  • City of Mountain View, CA - Jim Williamson, Administrative Services Manager
  • City of Naperville, IL - Michael E. Bevis, C.P.M., CPPO, Purchasing Manager
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, NY - Cile O. Pace, Director of Procurement
  • City of Newport, VA - Sheri L. Chapman, CPPB, Director of Purchasing
  • Norfolk Public Schools, VA - Christopher P. Steele, CMA, C.P.M., Senior Director, Purchases and Supply Department
  • North County Transit District, CA - Larry Frum, Manager, Contracts and Procurement
  • City of Ocala, FL - Walter D. Muse, Procurement Director
  • 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, Contracts/Purchasing Senior Buyer
  • Orange County Water District, CA - Jeffrey A. Klein, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager
  • City of Orlando, FL - Jon Mead, C.P.M., Director of Purchasing
  • Osceola County, FL - Rey A. Palma, MPA, CPPB, Procurement Services Director
  • Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County, FL - Andrew Germanowicz, Assistant Director Purchasing Services
  • City of Peoria, AZ - Herman Koebergen, Materials Manager
  • County of Placer, CA - David Seward, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager
  • City of Plano, TX - Mike Ryan, Purchasing Manager
  • Polk Community College, FL - Wendy Geltch, C.P.M., CPPO, Purchasing Agent/Risk Manager
  • City of Port St. Lucie, FL - Cheryl Shanaberger, CPPO, Deputy Director, Office of Management and Budget
  • 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 Riverside, CA - Robert J. Howdyshell, Director of Purchasing and Fleet Services
  • Saddleback Valley Unified School District, CA - Roy B. Baker, III, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager
  • St. Johns River Water Management District, FL - Patrick Sherbak, Director, Division of Procurement Services
  • 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 Buenaventura, CA - Dan Marran, C.P.M., Purchasing Manager
  • City of San Diego, CA - Linda Baldwin, Purchasing Agent
  • County of San Diego, CA - Winston F. McColl, Director, Purchasing and Contracting
  • San Jose State University, CA - Rose Lee, Associate Vice President of Administrative Systems and Finance / Don Kassing, Vice President for Administrative Finance
  • San Luis Obispo County of Education, CA - Peggy Edwards, Purchasing Agent
  • City of Savannah, GA - Margaret H. Joyner, Purchasing Director
  • City of Scottsdale, AZ - Monroe C. Warren, Purchasing Director
  • Seminole County, FL - Ray Hooper, CPCM, Purchasing and Contracts Manager
  • City of Sparks, NV - Frank D. Rothwell, C.P.M., Purchasing/Contracts 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 Temple, TX - Amy M. Olson, CPPB, Director of Purchasing
  • Tri-County Commuter Rail Authority, FL - Christopher C. Bross, Manager, Contracts Administration & Procurement
  • City of Troy, MI - Jeanette Bennett, Purchasing Director
  • City of Tucson, AZ - Wayne A. Casper, C.P.M., Director of Procurement
  • County of Tulare, CA - Al Guzman, C.P.M., A.P.P., Purchasing Agent
  • 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
  • University of Virginia, VA - Eric N. Denby, Director of Procurement Services
  • County of Volusia, FL - Cheryl Olson, C.P.M., CPM, Purchasing Director
  • Washoe County, NV - John L. Balentine, C.P.M., CPP, Purchasing and Contracts Administrator
  • Washoe County School District, NV - Linda McKeand, C.P.M., Purchasing Supervisor
  • University of West Florida, FL - David O'Brien, C.P.M., Purchasing Director
  • City of West Palm Beach, FL - Nora Laudermilk, Procurement Official
  • City of Wichita, KS - Melinda A. Walker, Purchasing Manager
  • Williamson County, TX - Robert E. Space, Purchasing Director
  • City of Yuba City, CA - Jack Smith, General Services Manager