National Association of Educational Procurement 
Skip Navigation Links Member Services > MEMBER NEWS

2012 Board Elections

NAEP Board elections will be held for 2nd Vice President and for two District Board Members. The Board consists of twelve Voting Members, comprised of President, Sr. Vice President, Treasurer, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and Immediate Past President, who serve on a rotation basis, and six District Board Members, who are elected only by their own District Members.

Please cast your vote on Votenet

Voting is open from 2/7/2012 to 3/6/2012

Meet the Candidates:

President: Bill Harris

Senior Vice President: Valerie Rhodes Sorrelle

1st Vice President: Cory Harms

2nd VP: Stacy Winter

2nd VP: Lisa Deal

Treasurer: Tom Kaloupek

District I Board Rep: Dennis Fox

District IV Board Rep: Greg Doty


August, 2009

Rob Kelly of Notre Dame has passed the CPSM exam and will be receiving his certificate in mid-July. Congratulations, Rob, on a job well done!

The University of Notre Dame was listed in the Chronicle of Higher Education's Honor Roll of top schools to work for and is also currently tackling one of its biggest opportunities: institutional travel. They are starting an initiative to transform the current travel program into a comprehensive service offering that will create a significant amount of value for the University. With executive sponsorship and the alignment of internal resources, this initiative aspires to redefine the way travel is managed in higher education. Through excellence in people, process, policy, procurement and payment, the University is aggressively pursuing opportunities to improve efficiency, satisfaction and cost.

Congratulations to Keith Killourie for his recent promotion to Buyer III at Maricopa Community Colleges!

July, 2009

Lynnise Smith (Case Western Reserve University) received her M.A. in Psychology with a Specialization in Diversity Management from Cleveland State University in May! Congratulations Lynnise!

Congratulations to Kara Finch (University of Notre Dame) on the birth of her son, Maddox James Finch on March 15. Kara also received the President's Achievement Award at the service recognition dinner on May 18. This award is given to an employee who has accomplished a significant achievement over the past calendar year. Kara coordinated the purchases of two faculty members in the University's new Integrated Imaging Facility (funded by a grant from the Strategic Academic Planning Committee). Through bundling their purchases and leveraging the negotiation of these two pieces of equipment, Kara was able to achieve an additional 30% discount (above the standard discount) which resulted in a savings of $1.1 million dollars. There are only six of these awards handed out each year to the entire staff population, so it's a major achievement at Notre Dame. She's also the first to ever win it from Procurement Services. Way to go, Kara!

Anne Krueger, Purchasing Manager at Babson College, has received her C.P.M. designation. Congratulations, Anne!

Karin Coopersmith of Indiana University successfully passed the LEED AP exam. LEED is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design. In an effort to ensure that professionals are appropriately qualified, the LEED Professional Accreditation exam tests for knowledge and understanding of the LEED rating system, integrated sustainable design, and green building practices. The USGBC (U. S. Green Building Council) wants to ensure that a LEED AP has the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the design process, to support and encourage integrated design, and to streamline the application and certification process. Additionally, the LEED AP will understand all LEED requirements, resources and processes. Congratulations, Karin!

June, 2009
Judy Miller Retirement

If you mention Buffalo, New York to most people, they immediately conjure up a bleak picture of snow and cold that lasts forever. However, mention the State University of New York at Buffalo to those familiar with this educational institution; especially members of the SUNY Purchasing Association or the Upstate NY Region of NAEP and the name Judy Miller will promptly enter the equation. Judy Miller, whose personality, enthusiasm and energy would quickly warm even the coldest winter day, will leave the procurement world in June to focus on her family and hobbies. It seems noteworthy that her career concludes at the same institution where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Education, which was followed with a Master’s in Business Administration from Canisius College.

Judy’s career started in the teaching arena where she instructed students on business mathematics, office practices, and even counseled students about careers and job placement. She was employed by the City of Buffalo, as a buyer, where the responsibilities included procurement and documentation of government orders for police/fire vehicles, heavy equipment, and petroleum products. After honing her skills with the public sector, Judy delved into the private arena as a Purchasing Supervisor for Worthington Compressor, Division of Dresser Industries. Managing a staff of seven that procured materials for the United States Government involving gross sales of $30 million, she implemented a cost savings program lowering expenses by $1.2 million. Judy was also responsible for the implementation of an advanced computerized Purchasing system.

Judy joined the SUNY at Buffalo team in 1987 as Associate Director of Purchasing and became the Director of this operation in 1988 and then the Assistant Vice President of Procurement and Campus Services. With a staff of 90 employees, overseeing $100 million dollars of expenditures, she assumed the responsibilities of budget administration, implementing technology advances, e.g. direct order entry with departments and suppliers; along with establishing a formal Minority/Woman Owned Business Development Program. Judy also implemented a variety of Service Excellence activities. Currently she serves as Assistant Vice President of Campus Services and is responsible for the direction and coordination of Travel, Trademarks, Print Services, and Campus Mail. Judy credits an outstanding staff for all of the accomplishments over the years.

It appears that teaching is a true calling and it stays with you forever because Judy was an Adjunct Professor at Cornell University, Division of Industrial and Labor Relations in Buffalo, New York from 1980 until 1991. She has taught such subjects as Supervisory Skills, Women’s Career Development Program, conducted seminars for banks and hospitals, and has given sessions for the SUNY PA and the Upstate NY Region of NAEP throughout her career.

Judy is the recipient of the Minority Business Advocate Award from the Buffalo Minority Business Development Center, was awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award in 1995, and was listed in Who’s Who of American Woman.

The dedication, hard work, creativity, and initiative demonstrated and shared by Judy Miller with her colleagues during her career has been an inspiration. She has always found time to share her knowledge, education, and business experience with her community and associates at educational institutions across the country and especially with those associated with State University of New York at Buffalo. Judy has made a positive difference in the professional career of so many people and we will always cherish her friendship. All of her colleagues in the State University of New York Purchasing Association and the Upstate New York Region of NAEP wish the very best that life can bring to Judy with her impending retirement.

May, 2009

The Ohio State University is pleased to announce Tom Crawford as the new Director of Purchasing, Receiving, Stores, Mail and Travel Services. Tom joined the University more than 13 years ago and has served purchasing in the capacities of a buyer and manager prior to becoming Director of Stores and Receiving in 2006. Active in the community, Tom is a Boy Scout troop chairman. Congratulations, Tom; onward and upward!

Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis is proud to announce that Sara Hammond, C.P.M. and Claudette Canzian, C.P.M. have both recently earned their Lifetime Certifications with ISM. Congratulations, Claudette and Sara!

Nancy Montez of Valparaiso University received her MBA in December 2008. Congratulations, Nancy!

Texas A&M Research Foundation is excited to announce that Teresa O'Brien, A.P.P. received her C.P.M. Congratulations, Teresa!

February, 2009

Denise Parrish, CTP, C.P.M. of the College of the Mainland has completed the requirements to receive her B.S. in Supply Chain & Logistics Technology from the University of Houston. She graduated December 19, 2008, Summa Cum Laude, at the top of her class. Denise says, "May not be print worthy, but I'm pretty thrilled, especially considering I've been working full time and going to school full time to try to complete this." Denise — we definitely think it's print worthy; congratulations!

Nancy Montez, of Valparaiso University has just completed a MBA program and on December 14th she received a Master in Business Administration Degree. Congratulations, Nancy; what a fantastic accomplishment!

Mark Aanonsen, Senior Purchasing Agent at Princeton University recently received his Lifetime C.P.M. certification. Mark has more than 24 years experience in Purchasing and found the study course for the C.P.M. to be valuable. Mark appreciates the recognition as a Professional in the field. Congratulations, Mark!

Dan Martens of Vincennes University has shared that he received the official word from ISM on January 20th that he is now officially a C.P.M. Congratulations, Dan!

The University of Colorado Procurement Service Center (PSC) is pleased to announce Michael Como's promotion to Manager of Contract Services effective January 1, 2009. Mike has been a Contracts Administrator since joining the PSC in July. He's a licensed attorney with over 20 years experience in both the public and private sectors. Before coming to CU, Mike was most recently a contract specialist at CDOT for three years and is well versed in both state and University contracting rules. He has a Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law. In his new role, Mike will oversee the contracts team. Please join us in congratulating Mike in his new role. He can be reached at 303.315.2287 or Congratulations, Mike!

Teresa O'Brien of Texas A & M Research Foundation has passed all modules for the C.P.M. designation and is anxiously awaiting the receipt of her certificate. Congratulations, Teresa; we are looking forward to announcing that it's official!